Friday, September 18, 2015

CG-Garage interview with Wes Ball

This is a great listen to for any aspiring or professional film maker working in CG.

 For those of you that aren't familiar, Wes is the Director for "The Maze Runner" and the upcoming "The Scorch Trials"  and whatever the third movie will be in the trilogy. He also is responsible to a short a couple years ago called "RUIN" which he self created and funded and what led him to where is today.
   I remember seeing the short, and I've seen "The Maze Runner" but I have to admit I knew very little, if anything, about Wes.   After listening to the interview on CG garage I liked a lot of what he had to say and found his story pretty interesting.
  I have no personal connection with Wes , or with CG Garage , but I def recommend giving this a listen.

Also be sure to check out this behind the scenes look at the scorch trials from Mike  Seymore from fxguide on wired

and here is his short  "RUIN" , which you can also watch in Stereo.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

September 16th Maya Users Group meeting

Maya 2016 Extension has just released, siggraph has just ended, and we haven't had a meeting in a while. Come on down to the autodesk offices for some QnA with Lee Fraser about the updates and get  a quick look into Episcura from Patrick McAvena !  Maybe I'll even give away some digital tutors memberships for the best questions asked..
  see you there !


Lee Fraser , Technical Specialist of Autodesk. Will be presenting a post siggraph recap and run down of some of the new stuff in Maya, and  take some QnA. 

Patrick McAvena will be showing off and explaining the motivations behind Episcura and what you can do with it.

high rez HDRI, reference, and textures images for artists.

 Refreshments are graciously provided by Great Eastern,
  Please be sure to RSVP to :

Wednesday, September 16th 
New York Autodesk Office
7:30 PM - 9:30 pm
38W 21st Street, 9th Floor

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