My full review is live on core77.com. read it here
As I dug into the software, I realized that I could write a full review of each individual product. Instead, I focused on evaluating how the software performed when used in a workflow from sketching to "engineering". All in all, the suite faired better than I had expected, though I did repeatedly run into problems with Solidworks models, as I often must work from or with SW data.
This was a great learning experience and piles of fun. I'd like to revisit this project and develop it a bit further. If you have any questions that I didn't address in the review, feel free to shoot me a question.
So I made the front page, just a shared honorable mention, but still cool. I guess I missed the whole "simple" requirement with my intentionally overcomplicated "Siren
" concept. :)
If you've visited the Amazon.com page for Autodesk Alias Sketchbook Pro 2010, you may have seen this little sketch of the software in action... that's me :)
I was asked to provide a couple images for the new version last year. I had just finished the Brief DVD and had been drawing coffee makers all week, so I quickly drew an iteration for SBP. I ended up liking it more than the sketch it was based off.
Update: Here is a photo of my little sketch on display in Rochester:
A colleague and I were asked to contribute to a local IDSA chapter's display booth at the Rochester Auto Show coming up this spring. This series of car sketches was an afternoon exercise done in sketchbook pro.
It is conceptually a two-seater "city car" which takes on the form of a landrover crossed with a mini.
My entry for the 1hdc ideation sketches challenge at core77.com was given an honorable mention for "cool topic" ! Sweet.
The second image is taken from a hands-on demo video for a new Lenovo ideapad u1 hybrid tablet on Engadget.com. They happen to be browsing Core77, and you see (for a few seconds) my skid-steer concept sketches. Original post here.
Oh look, my little airforce(1) concept was blogged on Gizmodo. That's all!