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Autodesk Alias Design - From The Beginning

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We recently added a downloadable trial version of Autodesk Alias Design. With this trial becoming available I thought it was important to create a video series on Autodesk Alias Design that focused on the foundations of using Autodesk Alias Design. There will be mulitple lesson's that each have a set of supporting videos that help create a foundation based on the theme of that particular lesson. I hope these videos help you in developing a solid foundation with Autodesk Alias Design.

 

Lesson 1 focuses on the Interface, Data Structure, Navigation, Picking Objects and Layers

 

Here is the link to the playlist in YouTube:

 

Autodesk Alias Design - Lesson 1

 

There is a link on the blog to download the excercise files:

 

Lesson 1 Excercise Files

 

I will be adding the rest of Lesson 1 by the end of the day today

 

Chris Hall

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Yeah, Alias Design/Automotive must be one of the most counter-intuitive applications in the history of software. Apart from the terminal based Emacs, I've never seen anything as focused on existing users as Alias.Nothing seems to have been done to cater for new users at all (I could argue that the radial menu is also for existing users), and the UI looks and feels like it's from 1991, even when running under OS X.

 

I made an interesting thread about this phenomenon on another forum, and though people came to its defense in that thread I discovered that 1) several of them are Alias employees and 2) some complain about Alias in other threads.

 

Thanks, though. ;)

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Alias Studio has got to be the worst first experience I have ever had with a 3D software program: the UI is not conform to Windows most notably the menu bar at the top not updating with your cursor position, the undo only works on changes -- not creation of new things or deletion of old even I think, ... I could go on;

 

But somehow, the mysterious forces of the universe have made it grow on me, I can actually appreciate it now. It's not bad, not bad at all. And that scares me a little bit... :shocking:

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