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A local chapter of the Autodesk® Animation User Group Association (AAUGA), launched by BREAKIRON Animation&Design. Quarterly meetings will be held at offsite locations throughout the year. The chapter, which is called Triangle AAUGA Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, will provide networking, social and educational opportunities for North Carolina digital graphics artists in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Research Triangle Park (RTP) and outlying regions.

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Time: 5:45 pm
- 6:45 pm


Location: Raleigh Convention Center (Parking and Directions)

About Us:
The Autodesk® Animation User Group Association (AAUGA) serves as a resource and forum for digital graphics artists. We are the Triangle AAUGA Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill chapter, bringing together area talent in a casual but professional environment. We talk 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, cool software features and more. We're the digital graphics artists behind the gaming, film, television, medical, architectural and technology industries, as well as many other types of businesses. Our quarterly meetings feature high-end software demonstrations, giveaways, hints and tips, discussions about available jobs — plus food!

-> Press Release
AAUGA User Group Launched in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill Area to Support Digital Graphics Community.

Our Purpose:
At Triangle AAUGA, it's our goal to pool and strengthen North Carolina's animation, visual effects and 3D graphics talent. We seek to provide networking opportunities, an upbeat social setting and a place to gain and share knowledge and experience. We also hope to be a talent source for North Carolina industries seeking top-quality digital graphics production services from experienced artists.

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ASOMF Pritzker Simulator "Experience the Legend".

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4:45 Start / Introductions    
5:00 AAUGA Chapter Announcements
Charlie Breakiron, Owner
BREAKIRON Animation&Design, LLC
Chapter President, AAUGA

    William Clay
Chapter Vice President, AAUGA
    Lisa Breakiron
Chapter Secretary/Treasurer, AAUGA

First Presenter:

Paul GallowayExecutive Director, ASOMF
Pritzker Simulator
"Experience the Legend"

Paul Galloway
Executive Director, ASOMF

Email: ExecDir@asomf.org
Phone: (910) 643-2778


Second Presenters:

Brent Mason
Technical Sales EngineerOptiTrack
“NP OptiTrack Insight VCS gear”

William Clay
Co-Founder | Principal
Animation | Motion Capture | VFX

Brent Mason
Technical Sales Engineer, OptiTrack
“NP OptiTrack Insight VCS gear”

Email: brent@naturalpoint.com 
Website: www.naturalpoint.com/optitrack



Third Presenter:

William Clay
Co-Founder | Principal
Animation | Motion Capture | VFX


William Clay
Co-Founder | Principal
Animation | Motion Capture | VFX

IMDb: William Clay (II)
Linked-In: William Clay (II)
Website: www.dailypintstudios.com
Email: will@dailypintstudios.com

6:00 Announcements / GiveAways


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