CAID1 for TD HT21

Zoom link can be found in CANVAS

My "status" just now

Preliminary Schedule and required assignments:

2021 CAID1 for TD

Time:

With some exceptions :)
09.00 to 12.00 Lab/Online Lecture and Q&A:s
10.15 to 10.45 Coffee break,
fika .
13
.00 to 16.00 Own work/Video Tutorials
TD1 - TimeEdit schedule

Course Info

CAID - Advanced level step 1 3 credits (old web page)

For Master students this course could be continued with CAID 2 as a part of "Advanced Computer Aided Modelling and Visualization"

The CAID programs used, on Windows based workstations, is:

  • Alias Autostudio (PC) from Autodesk Download here

  • VRed Pro from Autodesk and KeyShot (Mac&PC) for Rendering and VR (Virtual Reality) Download here

  • Asset Manager with Materials, Shaders, Environment etc. Install guide here

  • (Meshmixer (Both Mac&PC) and Netfabb basic 5.2 (PC, old vers.) for polygon work More used in CAID 2)

Expected learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding

  • Gain familiarity with digital modeling tools, approaches and state of the art technologies that can aid the design process.

  • Account for the importance of a healthy work environment, time management skills and attention to ergonomics around the use of computers.

Competence and skills

  • Demonstrate the ability to independently manage and apply fundamental tools used to generate virtual three-dimensional models

  • Experiment with various effects in materials, textures and lights to be able to evaluate the form of a three-dimensional model at a high level.

  • Independently create and visualize simple virtual three-dimensional models from one's own designs.

Syllabus

CAID - Advanced level, step 1 for TD, 3 Credits

Last years Course Evaluation

In Canvas under Files you can find last years evaluation of this course

Form of tuition

Tuition is in the form of lectures and practical training under the supervision of tutor. In computer labs and through Zoom, exercises will be carried out under the guidance of an authorized teacher. All sections in the course are obligatory. The course material could be found through this web page and on our school file server or a Google Drive share, see links below.

Covid-19 restrictions

  • We try to minimize the time at school the best we can!

Essential Digital Platforms

In the schools PC-labs:

  • All necessary software is already installed

  • But bring your own headphones!

On your PRIVATE computer:

Remember to turn off VPN when not needed

A ZOOM Poll: My Work setup Status just now Teams, VPN, Alias 2022, VRed Pro 2022, School email, Canvas

Common Shared space, our school server

  • Start VPN and (turn off when not needed)

  • td1_2021, the TD1:s Class Folder with Course Material
    \\130.239.61.251\uid\students\class_folders\td1_2021

  • Gone_Tomorrow, public (for UID students)
    \\130.239.61.251\uid\gone_tomorrow

  • Public install, some downloadable softwares
    \\130.239.61.251\uid\public_installs

Recorded session

At Umu.play 2021 (last year 2020)

Upload Assignments to CANVAS

In order to obtain credit for the course, all sections and assignments must be successfully completed in Canvas

Key Channel of communication

  1. Zoom link can be found in CANVAS

  2. Teams Chat with me (TL) on Teams!

  3. phone Tomas Lindehell 070-2128770

  4. email will be one of the main channels. Please ensure that you easily can access your school email daily!
    Tomas: tomas.lindehell@umu.se

UmuPlay

Recorded Zoom sessions at play.umu.se

Check your school email here: O365.umu.se.

Email is still important!

Check your school email here: O365.umu.se.

Your email address is "your Umu-id"@student.umu.se

But you can change to you private account if you like! :)
To change your primary email account, go to Servicedesk, log in using your Umu-id and choose My pages, Email settings in the main menu.

Calendar, Schedule, TimeEdit

TimeEdit. Always check your class schedule at TimeEdit.

Bring your headphones or earphones with CABLES! :)

To be ably to listen to the learning videos (and join Zoom sessions) on a school lab PC :)

Needed in the PC-lab at school :)

Day 1 Course Intro

Monday

Lower Zoom sound

  • R-click the loud speaker

  • Volume mixer

  • Adjust

Welcome to the CAID1 Course

  • Use Zoom and your CAD-tools on the same computer! Remote support through Zoom is then possibly :)

  • Get familiar with Canvas. The Assignments "lives" in Canvas

  • The Zoom session link is in Canvas

  • It´s preferred that you have a web cam during the Zoom session :)

  • Log in to check your school email daily. You can connect your private email to the student email if you like

The place for the Assignments and the Zoom link

Check daily :)

Show File name extensions in Win 10

  1. Open a Windows file folder

  2. View -> File name extensions. mark it, Enable visibility

NURBS Tools and Continuity

A ZOOM Poll: My 3D awareness

The difference between different CAD-formats

When are these used?

  • Pointcloud

  • Meshes, Polygons

  • NURBS

  • Solids

Very important GENERAL file formats:

  • STL, OBJ, FBX and (mostly polygons)

  • Iges, Step (mostly NURBS)

Why Alias?

What about Rhino, 3D-studio Max, Maya, Speed Form, ZBrush...

Let´s try to add some suggestions on a shared Miroboard :)

Jump to Zoom groups

Work environment setup

  1. VPN (turn off when not needed)

  2. Alias VRed Pro installed

  3. Verify that the Asset Manager is installed with Shaders, Materials, manikins... verify and install guide here

  4. Copy the Course Material from the TD1 Class Folder to your own private Network folder
    Start VPN (turn off when not needed) and find folder:
    \\130.239.61.251\uid\students\class_folders\td1_2021

  5. Good to know if presenting or sharing files: The Gonetomorrow Network folder

Turn off when not needed

The TD1 Class Folder with Course Material to Download

  • Healthy work environment

  • Time management skills

  • Work ergonomics

Are all very important factors to be ably to be durable in the long run!

Assignment #1 Ergonomics and Time managment

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Assignment #1 Ergonomics and Time managment

Tutorials and Guides

Watch & Practise

  • Watch the Essential Skills Videos

  • Watch the videos listed on this page. Follow along in Alias with the downloaded data files.

  • If you're a beginner, start with F1 and work through the Fundamentals videos in order up to chapter 6 (F6)

  • If you have some experience, you may want to pick and choose the videos that interest you.

  • Read the Golden Rules pages on the right and watch the resource videos to review what you're learning.

For week 1 go through chapter 1 to 5 F1 - F5

Assignment #2 Organizing Parts onto Layers

Open assignments in Canvas

Assignment #2 Organizing Parts onto Layers

  • F1.3 Organizing Parts onto Layers


Day 2

Tuesday
  • TD1 SHARED space, the TD1 Class Folder, with Course Material. Start VPN (turn off when not needed) and find folder:
    \\130.239.61.251\uid\students\class_folders\td1_2021

  • CAID1:s Zoom video session playlist

Q&A

  • This did not work...

  • Can you show how to...

  • I want to show everybody something I have found out about...

  • Alias > File > Export > Current Window Options PNG 1920x1080

Precise snapping

  • " 1 2 3" snapping :)

  • Vertical Middle mouse

  • Horisontal Right mouse

  • Move Pivot Point, the "handle"

NEVER use these!!! :)

Always use THESE!

Set Pivot "Handle"

Assignment #3 Sculpting a Car Seat

Open assignments in Canvas

Assignment #2 F2.8 CV Sculpting Cubes and Groups

Day 3

Wednesday
  • TD1 SHARED space, the TD1 Class Folder.
    Start VPN (turn off when not needed) and find folder:
    \\130.239.61.251\uid\students\class_folders\td1_2021

  • CAID1:s Zoom video session playlist

Q&A

  • This did not work...

  • Can you show how to...

  • I want to show everybody something I have found out about...

Assignment #4 Import Your Own Sketches as Canvas Images

Open assignments in Canvas

Assignment #3 Import Your Own Sketches as Canvas Images

Day 4

Thursday
  • TD1 SHARED space, the TD1 Class Folder.
    Start VPN (turn off when not needed) and find folder:
    \\130.239.61.251\uid\students\class_folders\td1_2021

  • CAID1:s Zoom video session playlist

Q&A

  • This did not work...

  • Can you show how to...

  • I want to show everybody something I have found out about...

Assignment #5 F5.4 Mono-Rail a "Car Hood"

With History enabled!

Open assignments in Canvas

Assignment #4 F5.4 Mono-Rail a "Car Hood"

Basic Introduction to VRed Pro

Assignment #6 Basic Rendering with VRed

Open assignments in Canvas

Assignment #5 Basic Rendering with VRed

Day 5

Friday Yihaa
  • TD1 SHARED space, the TD1 Class Folder.
    Start VPN (turn off when not needed) and find folder:
    \\130.239.61.251\uid\students\class_folders\td1_2021

  • CAID1:s Zoom video session playlist

Q&A

  • This did not work...

  • Can you show how to...

  • I want to show everybody something I have found out about...

Finish up exercises and tutorials of week 1

Support and help Q&A

Assignment #7 What is Class A surfacing Quiz

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Assignment #6 What is Class A surfacing?

Day 6

Monday to Thursday
  • TD1 SHARED space, the TD1 Class Folder.
    Start VPN (turn off when not needed) and find folder:
    \\130.239.61.251\uid\students\class_folders\td1_2021

  • CAID1:s Zoom video session playlist

Alias SubD Introduction

  • About me: Johan Wendesten, Surface designeer at Volvo Cars

  • About SubD: What is SubD used for. Why learn SubD

  • Goals and Motivation for this SubDweek

Low-poly vs. SubD

  • Low-poly in theory

  • Low-poly in practice

  • SubD in theory

  • SubD in practice

  • In conclusion

workshop I: Wooden vehicle

  • Configuring Alias

  • The Alias UI

  • Basic Modeling

Some SubD shortcuts:

Day 7

Monday to Thursday
  • TD1 SHARED space, the TD1 Class Folder.
    Start VPN (turn off when not needed) and find folder:
    \\130.239.61.251\uid\students\class_folders\td1_2021

  • CAID1:s Zoom video session playlist

Tips and Tricks: Selections

  • Selecting Objects

  • Selecting Components

workshop II: Wooden vehicles

  • Intermediate modeling

Student Project: getting Started

  • Project setup

  • Preparations

  • Exterior Modeling intro

  • Interior Modeling intro

Day 8

Monday to Thursday
  • TD1 SHARED space, the TD1 Class Folder.
    Start VPN (turn off when not needed) and find folder:
    \\130.239.61.251\uid\students\class_folders\td1_2021

  • CAID1:s Zoom video session playlist

Tips and Tricks: Mesh Tools

  • Transform Tools

  • Cutting Tools

  • Adding Geometry

  • Edge loops vs. creases

Student Project: Model Refinements

  • Symmetry

  • Pivot Alignment

  • Transform Constraints

  • Using Deformers

  • Custom Scripts

Day 9

Monday to Thursday
  • TD1 SHARED space, the TD1 Class Folder.
    Start VPN (turn off when not needed) and find folder:
    \\130.239.61.251\uid\students\class_folders\td1_2021

  • CAID1:s Zoom video session playlist

Tips and Tricks: Topology

  • Common Pitfalls

  • Surface Artifacts

  • Edge Flow

  • From Box to Smooth

Student Project: Adding detail

  • Design Interfaces

  • gaps and Shutlines

  • Modeling a wheel with Instances


Tips and Tricks: Animation

  • The Concept of Animation

  • A simple Rig

  • keyframing

Student Project: Next Step

  • Export / Import

  • Hybrid Modeling

Assignment #8 Make a SubD Toy Car

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Assignment #8 Make a SubD Toy Car


Day 10

Friday


Fill in the

Evaluation CAID1

Now you have an evaluation to fill in. Have fun ;) /TL

Go to Canvas and find
Evaluation (Kursvärdering) in the left menu

Almost there :)

Finish all assignments

Please always share some:

  • knowledge

  • links

  • Tips & Tricks

Remember the Evaluation... :)

Resources

  • TD1 SHARED space, the TD1 Class Folder.
    Start VPN (turn off when not needed) and find folder:
    \\130.239.61.251\uid\students\class_folders\td1_2021

  • CAID1:s Zoom video session playlist

Textures, Displacement map