3D Austin Users Group - AAUGA - Next Meeting - Dec. 2, 2011

Our next meeting will NOT be two weeks from today on the last Tuesday of the month. It will be Dec. 2, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at The Village on Anderson Lane in Austin.

We will celebrate 3December 2011 on the Big Screen!

Autodesk presents 3December -- Autodesk's annual worldwide celebration of 3D computer graphics and the artists who create them. On its 13th anniversary, 3December aims to unite thousands of artists at live venues and through 3December Online.

Shane Davis, our adroit Program Chair is lining up 3d Artists who want to see their best stuff on the thirty foot screen at the Alamo and the lineup will be impressive.


*Please be prompt on time because we will be strict with the time slots to keep everything on time. We have a limited amount of time at the venue. After the event I am sure there will be a group of us heading over to Cover3. 

Event Agenda -
3:00: Arrival / Sign-up / Introductions / AAUGA Chapter Announcements / 3December Overview

3:15: Session 1 - TBD

3:45: Prize Giveaway 1

4:00: Vendor - Kraftwurx - Turning Models into Money with 3D printing & selling them to the world - The tale of One

Speaker(s): Chris Norman, Marco Valenzuela


4:15: Session 2 - Motus Digital - Live CG Mocap Animation

Mike Daubert will perform as a live-action animated character via the Motus Digital technology they have perfected for live performance broadcast. This is great stuff! You have to see it to believe it. Mike sitting in a mocap booth in Dallas and we see and talk to, a live, animated character on the big screen of the Alamo Drafthouse Theater. You may have heard about this technology. Today, you will see it! (if everything works)

4:45: RenderStream - RenderStream will discuss and demo GPU-accelerated rendering using VRay RT, Octane and Iray GPU-accelerated render engines using a RenderStream SLI2600K dual GTX 580 3 GB, i7-2600K, 16 GB, 1.5 TB RAID1 storage with 20 GB solid-state-cache.

The RenderStream give away is a ZOTAC GeForce GTX 580 Graphics card - 3 GB - GDDR5 SDRAM ($554.99 retail value)

5:00: Autodesk Master Session - Steven Roselle - My Oh Maya!

Steven will be covering the latest updates to Maya LayoutTools and Maya BonusTools.  This will include features such as Timewarp Animation, Randomize Transforms, Scene Annotation, Extrude and Preserve UVs and the Layer Viewer.   He will also present for the first time a preview of some future tools that are in the works for the next release.


5:45: Ending ceremony


See Shane's Facebook page for details: AAUGA - 3December 2011 Party

A tasty Buffet will be served.

See you there!



Bill Bottorff


Austin Business Computers, Inc.

Office 512-328-4747

Cell 512-968-8192