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AAUGA Meeting: Thursday, August 21, 2014

We will have another casual get together much as we did in June before we are going back to our usual formal presentation in the fall. Top-notch Neoscape employees will be hanging out, answering questions, and doling out advice on life in the 3D fast lane.

Join us for what promises to be a great night on Thursday, August 21st at 7pm at John Harvard’s Brewery and Ale House in Harvard Square (33 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA). Because this event isn’t being held in our usual Neoscape headquarters, we ask that you please RSVP through the Eventbrite link below, so we know how much space to reserve.

RSVP: http://aauga-boston-august.eventbrite.com

AAUGA Meeting: Thursday, June 26, 2014

School is out for the summer, and it’s time to kick back, relax, and enjoy one another’s company. We’re excited to mix things up for this month’s AAUGA meeting. Instead of our usual formal presentation, we’ll be having a casual get together with several of Neoscape’s top-notch employees, who will be hanging out and answering our questions about how they work, what they love about it, and what they hope to see come to pass as the industry grows and evolves.

Join us for what promises to be a great night on Thursday, June 26th at 7pm at John Harvard’s Brewery and Ale House in Harvard Square (33 Dunster Street, Cambridge, MA). Because this event isn’t being held in our usual Neoscape headquarters, we ask that you please RSVP through the Eventbrite link below, so we know how much space to reserve.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aauga-boston-june-event-tickets-11905370283

AAUGA Meeting: Thursday, May 15, 2014

AAUGA Meeting
Thursday, May 15, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
6:30 : Pizza & Meet and Greet

7:00 : 3DCONNEXION are the developers of 3D mice. What is a 3D mouse you might ask. It’s like holding the 3D model in your hand. A 3D mouse is used by your non-dominant hand in tandem with a standard mouse for a balanced, cooperative work style. You gently manipulate the 3D mouse’s controller cap to simultaneously pan, zoom and rotate 3D content while your standard mouse is free to select menu items of parts of the model. Want to find out more about 3D mice? Come to the next AAUGA meeting on May 15th.

http://www.3dconnexion.com/

As always:

Neoscape, 23 Drydock Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston MA (Easy access via the Silver Line! Take the SL2 Silver Line to the “21 Dry Dock Ave” stop. Garage and metered street parking also available.)

AAUGA Meeting: Thursday, April 24, 2014

AAUGA Meeting
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
6:30 : Pizza & Meet and Greet

7:00 : Lee Fraser, Autodesk Senior Solution Specialist for the Media and Entertainment Suite is coming to Boston to present at our event. The 2015 release of the M&E Suite has just arrived there should be a lot of fun and exciting things to talk about. Don’t miss it.

As always:

Neoscape, 23 Drydock Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston MA (Easy access via the Silver Line! Take the SL2 Silver Line to the “21 Dry Dock Ave” stop. Garage and metered street parking also available.)

AAUGA Meeting: Thursday, Mar 27, 2014

AAUGA Meeting
Thursday, Mar 27, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Neoscape, 23 Drydock Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston MA (Easy access via the Silver Line! Take the SL2 Silver Line to the “21 Dry Dock Ave” stop. Garage and metered street parking also available.)

6:30 : Pizza & Meet and Greet

7:00 : Raf Anzovin from Anzovin Studio is coming to our meeting this month. Anzovin Studio is an animation studio located in Florence, Massachusetts. They provide character animation and cinematics for television and game production. They have also produced award winning short films (Puppet and The Duel) as well as critically acclaimed computer animation tutorials and software, notably The Setup Machine. Raf will give us some insight in their character animation pipline.

Check out his studio’s work here:

http://www.anzovin.com/

AAUGA Meeting: WEDNESDAY, Feb 26, 2014

AAUGA Meeting
WEDNESDAY, Feb 26, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Neoscape, 23 Drydock Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston MA (Easy access via the Silver Line! Take the SL2 Silver Line to the “21 Dry Dock Ave” stop. Garage and metered street parking also available.)

6:30 : Pizza & Meet and Greet

7:00 : Our guest speaker will be Samuel Conlogue, after working in the industry for over 13 years and starting his own company, Sam knows what it takes to reel in clients and work in various styles. He’s been featured in 3D Artist Magazine and knows what he’s talking about. He’ll show us how to generate leads, figure out schedules and overall how to work with various styles.

Check out his studio’s work here:
Our meeting this month will be on a WEDNESDAY!

AAUGA Meeting: Thursday, Jan 23, 2014

AAUGA Meeting
Thursday, Thursday, Jan 23, 2014, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Neoscape, 23 Drydock Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston MA (Easy access via the Silver Line! Take the SL2 Silver Line to the “21 Dry Dock Ave” stop. Garage and metered street parking also available.)

6:30 : Pizza & Meet and Greet

7:00 : Special Guest: Damon Iannuzzelli Art Director / Co-founder of Proletariat

Topic: Full character pipeline that happens almost exclusively within Maya.

  • Modeling/Sculpting process
  • Realtime Textures/Shading
  • Extensible character rigging that supports animation sharing, bone retargeting, and non-uniform scaling (squash n’ stretch)
  • Keyframe animation
  • Batch rendering and sprite management

Check out their website for info on their new game World Zombination!

proletariat.com

 

AAUGA Holiday Party : Thursday December 5th

AAUGA Holiday Party
Thursday, December 5th, 2013, 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Neoscape, 23 Drydock Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston MA (Easy access via the Silver Line! Take the SL2 Silver Line to the “21 Dry Dock Ave” stop. Garage and metered street parking also available.)

 

It’s our 5th annual Iron Max competition and Holiday party!

You KNOW you want to be there. And don’t forget to bring friends!

We will have video games, music, food and not to mention OUR IRON MAX Competition!

A 2 hour 3d modeling competition that will take place live!

We are going to be starting promptly at 6:30 so don’t be late! (Be there at 6:15 to be sure you see the start of the competition)

Take Note that it’s a slightly longer meeting due to the festivities and will go until 9:00 pm

Neoscape, 23 Drydock Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston MA (Easy access via the Silver Line! Take the SL2 Silver Line to the “21 Dry Dock Ave” stop. Garage and metered street parking also available.)

AAUGA Meeting: Thursday, Nov 21st

AAUGA Meeting
Thursday, November 21st, 2013, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Neoscape, 23 Drydock Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston MA (Easy access via the Silver Line! Take the SL2 Silver Line to the “21 Dry Dock Ave” stop. Garage and metered street parking also available.)

6:30 : Pizza Meet and Greet

7:00 : Alex Engel Associate Producer at Disruptor Beam Inc. will be our November Guest speaker. He will be speaking about their pipeline work flow as well as Game design for online gaming vs. offline gaming.

Disruptor Beam is developing a new social game based on the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning series Game of Thrones; Game of Thrones Ascent, a story-driven game that will bring the fantasy world to life for millions of people. (www.DisruptorBeam.com)

8:00 : Formal Users Group Ends

AAUGA Meeting: Thursday, Sept 19th 2013

(Dont’ forget about http://bostonfig.com/ on the 14th)

AAUGA Meeting

Thursday, Sept 19th, 2013, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Neoscape, 23 Drydock Avenue, 5th Floor, Boston MA (Easy access via the Silver Line! Take the SL2 Silver Line to the “21 Dry Dock Ave” stop. Garage and metered street parking also available.)

Agenda:

6:30: Meet and greet, pizza

Special thanks to this months sponsor, Great Eastern Technology!  G.E.T. is an awesome local Autodesk reseller and long time sponsor of AAUGA.  They’ll be providing all of our pizza and drinks this month.  Be sure to check out their site for great deals on the Autodesk software that Lee will be demoing this meeting.

http://greateasterntech.com/

7:00: Lee Fraser started working for Alias|Wavefront over 15 years ago as
an Application Engineer supporting Maya customers.  He now works
as a Sr. Technical Specialist for Autodesk focusing on helping customers
get the most out of Maya, Mudbox, and MotionBuilder in a variety of pipelines.
He has enjoyed working with a diverse array of customers from NASA to Disney
and EA to the Hare Krishnas and numerous individual artists in between.
He is a frequent speaker at User Groups and Trade Shows around the country
such as Siggraph and GDC and often helps produce demo content for these events.
He has also conducted training for numerous magazine writers that evaluate Maya
for review articles including CGW,  3dWorld, and Post. Lee attended Florida State University
where he attended classes focusing on Film, editing, and studio broadcast.

http://the-area.com/blogs/lee

8:30: Formal User Group Ends