When you think about the pinnacle of automotive engineering, you think speed. There may be other measures of a car’s stature, like horsepower, aerodynamics, and quality, but let’s be honest, how fast the car can […]
There’s no doubt that electric vehicles (EVs) have come a long way in terms of design and practicality since the debut of the “smart car” back in the late 1990s. Designers have been challenged to do more with […]
In VRED 2019, a tool called Sceneplate editor has been added to simplify the workflow when working with multiple front and backplates during your design. This tool allows you to create groups and further o […]
Automotive designers and engineers are continuously pushing the boundaries of what is possible within the space. One of the main ways this is accomplished is by using cutting-edge software to drive cutting-edge […]
When you’re designing in VRED, it’s often necessary to add character into your design to add realism and show user function. With the newest update of the software, designers can now edit and deal with joints […]
Virtual reality is fully infiltrating the design space, from electrical design to automotive. This new tool has come a long way from its hobbyist beginnings, and is now a practical visualization and design […]
Design programs are constantly getting streamlined so that the end user, possibly you, is able to focus on what really matters: the final design. That means functionality and user interface (UI) improvements that […]
Virtual reality is fully infiltrating the design space, from electrical design to automotive. This new tool has come a long way from its hobbyist beginnings and is now a practical visualization and design […]
Google the term “lightweighting” and you’ll find that the first several pages include links to automotive-related sites and applications, and there’s a great reason for this: lightweighting is a perfect applica […]
The Chinese automotive industry is the biggest of any country in the world. As you try to grasp the scale of the world’s biggest automotive industry, here’s a quick infographic to help. You can also check out our […]
Between 20-21 March, Autodesk hosted the Automotive Innovation Forum (AIF) at the Hilton Munich Airport Hotel, a flagship automotive event attracting over 500 attendees in automotive design and manufacturing […]
If you don’t know Peter Spriggs then you likely haven’t been following the Autodesk Alias and VRED social media pages. We often showcase his renderings which deservedly garner much attention and praise. With tha […]
It’s finally here. My bags are packed, my itinerary’s set and soon I’ll be en route to Munich for the 2018 Autodesk Automotive Innovation Forum. This year’s event features an all-new agenda with Interna […]
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Despite the growth of electric vehicles around the world, full-sized pickups continue to rise in dominance over the American automotive market. Last year, we saw the combined sale of 2.8 […]
Pimp Santa’s Ride (in just 5 easy steps)
Santa needs your help!!!
His old 2016 vehicle is simply out of date; he deserves an upgrade for 2017, and he’s looking for a few good designers to pimp Santa’s ride. Joi […]
Remember feeling free to dream? Or, having that spirit that seemed unbreakable, where no mountain was too high to climb, no goal beyond reach?… I must say, after speaking with Alan Derosier it was easy to find. T […]
Spookiest Ride Entries for 2017 are in – help us decide the winners!
Autodesk Automotive challenged #VRED users to create the most spookiest and scariest creations by using their creepiest, most horrifying 3D veh […]
Spookiest Ride 2017: Do you have what it takes?
Calling all ghouls, goblins and ghosts…in anticipation of Halloween on October 31, we’re looking for the spookiest ride you can conjure up!
Create yo […]
Christian Grajewski is a designer for the Volkswagen Future Center Europe, specializing in interiors. A job many aspiring designers strive for; however, what really caught my attention was the way he applied his […]
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