Misused, misunderstood, and misaligned. Alias software’s Blend Curves have many characteristics that are not understood by even some of the best Alias software users, let alone users new to the software. Learn how they really work, what the little icons at the Blend points mean, and how to use them. Are you really getting the continuity that you think you are, or is the Blend Curve actually misaligned to the surface you just attached it to? Our focus will be on single-span Blend Curves that are used to create transition surfaces. We will compare the Blend Curve tool to the new Freeform Curve Blend tool. Fully understand the capabilities and nuances of the Freeform Blend Curve tool. This class applies to all surface work, from concept through production class “A” for any design—whether it’s product development or automotive. This session features Alias AutoStudio, Alias Automotive, and Alias Surface.
- Learn where to select on surfaces to get the Blend Curve alignment you want
- Know when to use geometric curvature and parametric curvature—it matters
- Learn how to edit multiple Blend Curves simultaneously
- Understand the new Freeform Curve Blend tool
Don Lloyd is just a guy who enjoys sculpting surfaces in Alias software. He has been a senior digital designer using Alias products at Nissan Design America for many years now. His work there ranges from early conceptual through production class-“A” surface of automotive interiors and exteriors. Don teaches a series of classes on digital sculpting using Alias at Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan, and has taught at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Alias software has been his tool of choice for 18 years now. Don previously worked as a digital sculptor at SLP Engineering, Inc.; General Motors Company; and Chrysler Group LLC. Before using Alias software he used AutoCAD software professionally to create anything from electrical schematics to architectural drawings to complex 3D manufacturing drawings and assemblies starting in 1986.