Autodesk Alias is used by leading global automotive brands for design and class A modeling. Alias's class A modeling tools in particular have been heavily invested in over the past several years. Autodesk is in the process of creating new learning material for class A that takes advantage of these new tools. In this class, class A expert Barry Kimball will introduce this new learning material.
- Understand what class A modeling is
- Understand the aesthetic and functional requirements of class A
- Understand how Alias software can effectively tie Class-A modeling to earlier design modeling
- Know tips and tricks of using Alias for class A that can improve your productivity
At General Motors, Barry began designing body sheet metal components. That experience allowed him to work with exterior surface data from GM’s Styling group and eventually worked in the Cadillac styling department. During that time, he also realized the technical complexities of exterior and interior surface development. He had the opportunity to learn many software tools for analyzing and creating surface models. During that time he became aware that he had a passion for developing software tools that aided in class-A surface development. He moved from GM to AliasWavefront. From Alias, he moved to Ford Motor Co. and developed training materials and mentored AutoStudio™ users in the creation of production and conceptual surface models. The last 18 months at Ford,he spent working on the Ford GT production car in the Living Legends studio. Since then he has worked at Nissan Design America as a digital designer creating concept cars (Nissan Azeal) and many production vehicles.