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AAUGA Meeting: Thursday, Oct 16th 2014

AAUGA Meeting

Thursday, Oct 16th, 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.)

Agenda:

6:30: Meet and greet, pizza

Special thanks to our sponsor, Autodesk, Neoscape, Digital Tutors, and Focal Press. Who are providing us with pizza, drinks and items for our raffle.

7:00: This month’s AAUGA presentation is going to be something completely new: our first to incorporate Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra into the production pipeline. We’re excited to welcome Jono Forbes of Defective Studios, who will be demonstrating his new virtual reality world creation tool, VRMT (working title). Jono’s newest project can be used as either a stand-alone game to build environments or as part of a 3D/game production pipeline. VRMT allows the user to build  new brushsets (collection of props) in a 3D package, bring them into VRMT, lay out the environment, and then load that environment up in any other piece of software, especially Unity.Learn more about VRMT here: http://www.defectivestudios.com/vrmt/. And, be sure to check out the short film World Builder by Bruce Branit, which inspired Jono to create this cool new tool!

8:30: Formal User Group Ends

Please RSVP

AAUGA Meeting: Thursday, Sept 18th 2014

(Dont’ forget about http://bostonfig.com/ on the 13th)

AAUGA Meeting

Thursday, Sept 18th, 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.)

Agenda:

6:30: Meet and greet, pizza

Special thanks to our sponsor, Autodesk, Neoscape, Digital Tutors, and Focal Press. Who are providing us with pizza, drinks and items for our raffle.

7:00: We are thrilled to have one of our own presenting at this month’s September meeting! Geoff Kornfeld is a local 3D artist who has been working with Autodesk software for over 20 years, and his diverse portfolio is a testament to the breadth of his artistic achievement in this dynamic field, including modeling, texturing, animation, rendering, character rigging and compositing. His long list of clients include names like Progressive Insurance and the History Channel. With a strong focus in archaeological reconstruction, he has also worked in advertising, forensic and medical visualization, and even made models for the game Age of Empires.
Geoff will be sharing cool things he learned on some recent projects, taking us through his process, and answering questions about his tips, tricks, and third-party scripts on September 18th.
Watch his demo reel: http://www.geoffkornfeld.com/

8:30: Formal User Group Ends

Please RSVP

 

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.)