Austin 3D Users Group Meeting -  Wed. July 25, 2007 at 6:30 pm
Bingo Brothers Music Video 3d Character Animation by Radioactive Labs
and ArtSpark Video Game Showcase Presentations
Location - ACC - Highland Business Center,
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd., Austin, TX 7875 Room 301.0
   

See map below for directions.

Pizza will arrive at 6:30 P.M. and we will have introductions and announcements.
At 7:00 Johnathon Vought, Dominic Vivucci and Fatmir from Radioactive Labs will show their new animation techniques they have developed with 3ds Max 9 for lifelike characters with hair and clothing. This is really good stuff. Their example is for The Bingo Brothers. now it has 1 brother and will eventually include all 5 of the brothers and their song "Funky Reindeer Dance" for a music video..
At 7:30 Ryan Wright will present 3 teams of Game Developers who will give their ArtSpark Video Game Showcase Presentations. ArtSpark is a contest that is unique to Austin, sponsored by the HBMG Foundation. The ArtSpark Festival is the flagship program of the HBMG Foundation. The Foundation, the brainchild of Manuel Zarate, seeks to focus on support and development of creativity and collaboration in all artistic disciplines.

WHAT IS ARTSPARK?

The 2007 ArtSpark Festival is a twelve week creative festival and competition, starting May 21st and ending August 12th, where teams of theatre artists and video game designers join forces with visual artists to develop a new play or video game in a pressure-cooker environment.

Click the links below for an in depth overview of how the festival works.

Also, feel free to check out our FAQ.

About ArtSpark:

UT Videogame Archive FUNdraiser: Save the Date! Sept. 4, 2007

Thanks to all of you who signed up as Volunteers for the upcoming Videogame Archive FUNdraiser. Ramona Kelly has sent out the first Official notice of the event which is below. The web site is now active:
http://dev.cah.utexas.edu/projects/videogamearchive/index.html
And you can sign up to be on the mailing list for an Official Invitation for updates and news:
http://visitor.constantcontact.com/email.jsp?m=1101720450288
The “Buy Tickets” page will be activated soon (There is a Limited Number of $75 Tickets):
http://dev.cah.utexas.edu/projects/videogamearchive/buytickets.html
Our August meeting will be held a week late, on Wed. September 5 the night after the FUNdraiser and during the Austin Game Developers Conference and we hope to see some New and Secret Stuff from Autodesk.
If you need free tickets to the Exhibits at SIGGRAPH 2007 in San Diego, please send me an email.
This should be a very active season for 3d in Austin.

Bill Bottorff
Austin Business Computers, Inc.
512-328-4747
bbott@ausbcomp.com

 Map to meeting:

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