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Of course my first entry has to be about my own tutorial project. For those who have not seen it, I released a DVD through The Gnomon Workshop in early 2006 that taught rendering in Alias StudioTools (now known as Autodesk AliasStudio). It is titled “Product Design Rendering Essentials: Lighting and Shading in StudioTools with Dustin Brown.” Yes, all of that. It is still available from The Gnomon Workshop.

I’ll update with any new/other titles from Gnomon that may be of interest.  There are many…



  1. Are there any DVDs for teaching concept modelling in Alias Studio Tools for begginers moving onto intermediate users. I want specific CAR modelling/ Automotive modelling tutorials and not simplistic consumer appliances or furniture or Tea Kettle tutorials.

  2. I mentioned this in response to a question you asked in another entry, but you may want to investigate Fridolin Beisert’s book. It has been a while since I’ve seen it, but I remember it including a simple car modeling tutorial. It does not cover Class A surfacing, but shows some basics. Unfortunately I haven’t found a lot of information on car modeling in AliasStudio. You may have to go to Autodesk directly for that.

    Fridolin’s book at Amazon:

  3. Is this DVD good for a newbie to Alias or should I get this once I’ve learned the basics? I love the decription and the images on the website. BTW the snippet of the video doesn’t seem to work.

  4. Dennis,

    I actually created this DVD myself. It would help if you had a basic understanding of the Alias interface, but beyond that, you don’t need a great deal of rendering experience. Thanks for the notice about the video not working. I’ll follow up with Gnomon regarding that.


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