AAUGA - September 2012 - Chapter
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
6:30pm until 9:30pm
Mister Tramps Sports Pub & Cafe
8565 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78758
Meeting Agenda -
6:45: Introductions/AAUGA Chapter Announcements/Jobs
7:00 - Shane Davis - Box Modeling in 3DS Max - Simplifying Workflows. From Mechanical Engineering Data to low-poly asset
Shane started his career in 2005 as a freelance 3D artist for Iron Will Games for their MMORPG called Ashen Empires. After relocating to Austin, TX he later became a full-time team member at Pixel Mine Games continuing his work on Ashen Empires, and other games. After PixelMine he started working at Spiderwood Studios as the Lead Character Modeler, and then became the Art Director. After working on the animation short film - Flight of Magic, he worked on a handful of films in live production. Then he went back into the 3D realm and started working at IBM as the 3D Artist/Animator for hardware product tours. With additional roles outside of his day job as a Post-Production Manager/VFX Artist for Launch Studios & Dimeworth Productions. He has worked on such films as: Devils, Angels & Dating, To Our Bright White Hearts, Battleground, Frame 137, Trusted, Flight of Magic, Rack
7:45 - Kurt Lawson - Being a Generalist in the Ad world (2D and 3D)
Le Generateur is a visual arts company that spawned out of a need for a change. Founder and principle Kurt Lawson felt the desire to leave Chicago and head back to Texas after 18 years. Previously, Kurt ran Bright Pictures in downtown Chicago. Most of Bright Pictures' work was ad agency-based, and while quite rewarding, Kurt wanted to expand to include other endeavors. Independent film projects and the chance to work with other film makers in Texas was just the nudge he was looking for. While Le Generateur will still be actively seeking Ad work and loving it, we are very happy in Austin. It has given us a great chance to branch out into some new artistic fields and meet a ton of really awesome people.
8:30 - Robert Brackenridge - Demo of one of the new and interesting features of the coming Unity 4 Engine.
And afterwards: User Portfolio/Tool/Demos Showoff/Questions for the
Facebook: Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/409249145804559/
Shane Davis: AAUGA Program Chairman/President
See you there!
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Map Below: A is Mr. Tramp's at 8565 Research - from Google Maps
The front of Mr. Tramp's
Lots of FREE parking!