Thursday, March 29, 2012


MAYA 2013 is Announced!

there is to much to list on the Blog, so just follow the link to Cory's blog about the release..

Monday, March 26, 2012


Meet Digital Heroes and their culture of creativity that produce the Movies, Video Games, and Products that have revolutionized the past decade and will continue to shape the vision of our future.

AAUGA will meet Digital Heroes from Architecture, Medicine, and Emergency Simulation. They will show us some amazing uses of computer modeling to design the tallest skyscrapers, help train surgeons with medical animation, and the team that helped visually solve the oil spill in the gulf.
Many people want to create special FX for movies, create the latest video game, or want to be in a career of computer modeling and animation, but how? We will show you how several individuals followed their dream and made it to the top of their field. We will discuss with them their tools and techniques and what it takes to work in the computer graphics industry.

Traveling North America in a high tech digitally outfitted super van in order to meet the greatest digital artist of our time. AAUGA discuss hosts sessions featuring inside techniques, computer programs, artist backgrounds, and where the industry headed visually in the future.
Along the way, meet Academy Award winning artist behind Golem of Lord of the Rings, and the technical lead behind Star Wars Yoda, and Davey Jones from Pirates of the Caribbean.

Attendees will also meet the makers of games such as Doom, World of Warcraft, and Unreal. There will be sneak peaks inside studios like Sony and FX Studios.

Primary Presentation
Borislav “Bobo” Petrov of Thinkbox Software showing various Thinkbox software tools and some examples of their use in high profile film and video projects

Learning Presentation
Joe Gunn showing how to create fast liquids with glu3d GPU by 3D Aliens

for more info / RSVP please visit:

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Autodesk Masters and Junior Masters awards!

Nominations are now open for the 2012 autodesk Masters and Junior Masters awards.

The Master Awards are handed out yearly to exceptional Maya, Softimage, 3Ds Max and Mudbox professionals who have been nominated and voted for by their peers. The 4 award winners are announced at the Autodesk 3December event every year and their bios and work are showcased on the 3December web page.

The Junior Master Award is a new progam that is now in its second year. This award recognized exceptional students in the 3D community and the winner is also announced at the Autodesk 3December event and their bio and work is showcased on the 3December web page.

If you would like more information on submitting nominations please visit:

check the 2011 winners here: :