Alias CAS Essentials (Computer Aided Styling)

The objective is to provide new and existing Alias users with a high-level overview of the interface, basic curve and surface creation and geometry manipulation, and an overview of industry surface modelling best practises and procedures.

A five-day Autodesk accredited course in Alias CAS modelling “Essentials” (aka blank-screen design).

Course content

  • GUI, data and project structure
  • UI fundamentals, geometry manipulation and management
  • Customisation and Preferences Geometry properties
  • Single and multi-span geometry math (Bezier, NURBs and Rational)
  • Modelling best practises (parameterisation and Explicit Control) Curve-based modelling fundamentals
  • Curve types: geometric (Keypoint), freeform (CV, EP curves) and COS
  • Derived surface: sweep, loft and mesh tools
  • Curve and Surface transitions and blends
  • Blend Curves in detail
  • Surface Fillet, Symmetric Fillet, Freeform Blend, Profile Blend Surface Trim/Divide
  • Trim, Un-Trim, Trim Convert, Stitch, Detach Freeform modelling fundamentals
  • CV Transform and Align Evaluation fundamentals
  • Analytic: Curve and Surface continuity, Cross Section Editor
  • Aesthetic: curvature graphs, highlights and reflections, Non-proportional View Scale etc.

Upcoming course dates

Oct 21
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 days
Date 21 October 2019 09:30 - 25 October 2019 16:30

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