This page is a wiki. Please login or create an account to begin editing.

Alias Sketch! v1.5

Your rating: None Average: 5 (4 votes)
Year released:
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de (4.22 MB)
MD5: 1e03c455ceeb2293a4ab520d7720d9f0
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
alias-sketch-15.sit (4.11 MB)
MD5: 95a728c9f189532a7f33c1241758317c
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
Sketch2.0.sit (11.76 MB)
MD5: aa786079777be6d42521a012a5fd002c
For System 6.x - Mac OS 9
This app works with: SheepShaver, Basilisk II,

Alias Sketch!
Version 1.5
Edited by Alias Research in 1992

3D modeling and rendering software for illustration and design.

"Alias Sketch! A breakthrough in 3D illustration and design.
One-stop solution for all graphic arts, illustration, product and package design and general 3D modeling!"

Serial number :

2nd DL above is the Alias Sketch! install set, in Disk Copy 4.2 format and compressed as Stuffit 3.6 for SSW 6+ compatibility. This archive is a conversion of the original .zip upload (top DL) above.

You can watch the entire promotional and tutorial VHS provided with the software on youtube:

Architecture: 68k PPC

Alias Sketch! 1.5
Recommended : Mac II and Quadra series.
System 6.0.5 or higher - SSW 7 friendly.
8 MB of ram Minimum - 12 or more recommended.
8MB disk space.

Works fine with SheepShaver but it could need a FPU emulator (SoftwareFPU which is provided in the archive).

Alias Sketch! 2.0
Works on PPC, OS 7 - OS 9, emulation untested.


m68k's picture
by m68k - 2021, January 22 - 12:53pm

That VHS Video is a good tutorial for the program and 3D design in general.

poonka's picture
by poonka - 2015, July 16 - 6:33am

Thought the interest had waned on this one, I spent - I don't want to say how long, trying to figure this thing out.

devils_advisor's picture
by devils_advisor - 2015, June 19 - 11:51pm

i sure take over the shipping cost thats fine. let me know how we can proceed.

email: dont worry im not in germany anymore

FRworld's picture
by FRworld - 2015, June 19 - 9:17pm

This is not unpro at all! Nowadays, when you work with 3D softwares you get near real time feedback from the render engine. But back in the days, making a quick test render took at least some minutes and as the machine was stuck rendering the image you had a perfect excuse for taking a break and do things like making a phone call of drink some soda. This practice was just illustrated in this video, that's all!

By the way, sorry for the audio distortion, unfortunately the hardware I could get for a brief amount of time didn't let me adjust the audio levels.

FRworld's picture
by FRworld - 2015, June 19 - 9:06pm

Hi! If you pay for the shipment, the box including the VHS is all yours. The VHS is in fine condition and uses the NTSC standard.

devils_advisor's picture
by devils_advisor - 2015, June 19 - 3:40pm

Thats not happend during transfer as far as i can tell. I watched it all the way and i must say for a tutorial/promo video that woman is very unpro but funny Smile somewhere she gets a call from her husband i believe to tell him she will be home early and that right in the middle of the recording and towards the end she fills a glass with a soda and ice and says thats better Smile

Today a company wouldnt pay a dime for something like that. But i like it. It was amusing and surprising.

lilliputian's picture
by lilliputian - 2015, June 19 - 8:34am

It's too bad the sound is so distorted on the video transfer.

devils_advisor's picture
by devils_advisor - 2015, June 19 - 2:59am


do you still have that vhs tape? in what condition is it? would you let me try to redo it and get some more quality out of it ?

send me a message

FRworld's picture
by FRworld - 2014, June 16 - 8:53am

I finally had the opportunity to digitize the VHS provided with the software containing a 1 hour tutorial and a promotional video that will bring you back in the early 90's! :

Enjoy Wink

poonka's picture
by poonka - 2014, April 27 - 1:57pm

added v2 hope it's cool with everyone, anyone wants to put it somewhere else, fine by me. thanks very much for posting 1.5, whoever did.

poonka's picture
by poonka - 2014, April 27 - 2:18am

i've got v2 (installed, not on floppy) works on 9.2.2 MDD. doesn't matter how i upload the sketch! install folder right? i mean any stuffit pre v6, disk copy pre v6.4 or toast pre v6 is pretty ok, yeah? poster mind me uploading it here? those screen shots are great, musta been the french guy bought that package out of cali on ebay. cojones on the shipping if that was you, monsieur.

Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2014, April 4 - 9:13am

Great Work ! Now this rare piece of software is usable on old Macs, too ! Smile

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2014, April 3 - 7:21pm

@Kitchen2010: I can. I've already converted these to Disk Copy 4.2 images for myself and compressed the archive to Stuffit 3.6 format (for SSW 6+). It would be nice if they were direct copies from original (locked) floppies, but they'll pass as a workable facsimile if there's no alternative.

[Edit] done. I also replaced the included SoftwareFPU 3.04 with SoftwareFPU 3.07 as this was the final release and by this stage is a freeware, no longer a shareware. It also fixes a major 3.04 bug in SFPU that caused Mac OS 8.5+ to crash badly when booting up.

Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2014, April 3 - 6:38pm

Can you make the work and supply the images also in formats that are more suitable for old Macs ?

MikeTomTom's picture
by MikeTomTom - 2014, April 1 - 9:43pm

I agree. A nice finding of such a rare piece of Mac history. But why the odd format?

As is, not usable for anyone with original Mac hardware running SSW 6 - 7 and as the archive is an OS X formed .zip file containing proprietary ".DS_Store" & "__MACOSX" files (the latter required for restoring classic resource forks correctly), unzipping on any other than an OS X platform for example, wrecks the included SoftwareFPU files.

Although the unzipped ".iso" images do mount as floppy disks if dragged into an open Mini vMac session window. Its possible to then convert the mounted disks to Disk Copy 4.2 - 6.3 format should I want to install this to classic Mac hardware.

A minor niggle; The disk images when mounted, read as being modified on "Wed, Mar 12, 2014". Were the original floppies unlocked when you made images?

Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2014, March 31 - 4:38pm

A nice finding ! Smile
But why are you using .iso-format for images of the floppies instead of the more common .img-format ?