Automotive design and Class-A surfacing software. Please note that Autodesk discontinued support for the latest Alias releases on MAC OS. Please contact us for further information and guidance.£8020 (Ex VAT)
Sketching and Illustration Tools
Capture and communicate concept design ideas freehand without switching applications. Alias Software includes a comprehensive set of sketching, illustration and image editing tools: pencils, paintbrushes, airbrushes, markers, erasers and special texture and effects brushes. The integrated 2D/3D environment lets product designers create sketches at real-world scale and draw over imported 3D CAD data to evaluate design feasibility.
Flexible Product Modelling
Experiment with ideas in shape and form. Pursue innovative solutions to your design challenges. Quickly explore and visualise any form using a range of 3D modelling techniques. Alias Software combines fast, repeatable, curve-based modelling tools with the ability to directly edit and sculpt 3D models. Choose the best modelling technique for the task at hand. Generate multiple design iterations quickly and make subtle corrections or radical changes with flexible tools.
Dynamic Shape Modelling
Quickly manipulate your product model and explore shape variations on 3D forms without rebuilding geometry. Make real-time modifications and shape objects dynamically in design reviews. Manipulate a customisable lattice rig created around an object to sculpt geometry or bend it using a curve to control deformation. You can also twist geometry around a single-axis curve or conform it to the shape of another surface.
Refine your 3D models through an intuitive, iterative process. Sculpt surfaces by directly adjusting surface control vertexes. Use curve-based tools to define a shape at its edges and use direct modelling to adjust the shape at any point. Maintain complete control, achieving the exact form and surface quality you need.
The new Deck Seam in the Stitch and Seam tool adds a bump in the fabric under the stitch, giving your material a realistic look. Use the new Jitter option to add slight variations to the stitch angles for extra realism.
Automatic Arrays of Shapes
Simplify uniform and nonuniform objects by using arrays. Use multiple methods to create arrays of lines and surfaces in both 2D and 3D.
Mathematically Precise Surface Creation
Alias Software includes multiple tools that help modellers and designers create mathematical shapes. For example, you can control pitch with the Revolve tool, which creates objects like springs and threads.
Stitches and Seams
Automatically create stitches and seams for surfaces that will be stitched together.
Surface Chain Select Tool
Select an entire chain of surfaces with just one pick.
Fill an enclosed area with 3 or more surface inputs to make smooth transitions between surfaces.
Light Ray Effects and Reflections
Create linear reflections on a model in a cylindrical tunnel of light. Study your surfaces in a virtual lighting studio. The Light Tunnel is a visual surface evaluation tool that provides a controlled lighting and reflection model to help you to understand your designs better.
Shading in Clay
Shade your model with a low-specularity clay colour to study the subtleties of surface shape and shadow. Temporarily change all of your shaders to a clay material with the Clay with Ambient Occlusion feature. When you are finished, your model goes back to its original form.
Isophotes for Surface Flow
Use isophotes – thin, sharp lines that show the path of surface flow – to find possible errors in your design. They can show the movement of sand over a desert or represent the underlying shape of snow in a mountain range. In Alias, this surface evaluation tool highlights spots of the same brightness in your design, alerting you to possible imperfections in your model.
Interactive Product Visualisation
Evaluate design options with real-time, interactive product visualisation. Tell the story of your product design in context using geometric environments.
Compelling Photorealistic Renderings
Image-based lighting supports high dynamic range imaging (HDRI) for interactive product visualisation and rendering. The result is high-resolution imagery for evaluating, presenting and marketing your product designs.
Convenient Data Exchange
Share your design data with downstream mechanical design and engineering software, using the DWG™ format.
Interoperability with Other Tools
Alias Software interoperability tools streamline operations with other products used in the design process, including cutters, scanners, printers, meshers and engineering applications.
Switch Between Shading Assignments
When you need to look at different colour combinations, shader switches provide a simple way to make colour combinations and easily switch between them. Move the switches to VRED 3D visualisation software for high-quality visualisation and renderings.
Variant Configuration Sets
Capture the state of your current view, so you can get back to it whenever you want to. Share your configurations to VRED for visualisation.
Combining training and learning, together with your software is essential. The individual or team that drives the design process must have the highest level of knowledge and product training so the business can leverage its full potential.
If you’re not sure which type of course you need to help drive your business forward, please get in touch via email or call us on 02476 308 500. We’re here to help. Alternatively, take a look at the Scheduled Courses.
Types of Learning
Through the Majenta Academy, individuals and teams can learn through a number of product-based courses or consultancy-led reviews. All designed to help your business meet its objectives, in a format that benefits you. Choose from;
Whatever you are looking to achieve, we can help you get there. Through our bespoke and tailored courses, we can wrap training around your own needs and requirements. Whether you need product training or some technical and business advice, please get in touch via email or call us on 02476 308 500.
Here at the Majenta Academy, we are running training courses all the time. If no Upcoming Scheduled Courses are appearing below, don’t worry. You can still get in touch via email or call us on 02476 308 500 to arrange your next training course.
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