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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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Arrival & Signup 6:30 pm

Presenters / Guest Speaker:

Gary Davis, Autodesk Senior Technical Specialist
Andrew Bosley, Concept Artist, Ubisoft | Red Storm Entertainment
Brent Mason, Technical Sales Engineer, OptiTrack

Next event is in August... Stay tuned for more information!

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Location:
THE GREEN ROOM AT NATTY GREENE'S PUB & BREWING CO. - RALEIGH
Parking available in garage behind Natty Greene's ($3.00) or (free) on street if available.

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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 bimonthly 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.

... At our meeting you will see this ...

“Autodesk Smoke for 3D Artists”:

Join Autodesk Senior Technical Specialist, Gary M. Davis as he explores the combined non-linear editing and compositing paradigm in Autodesk Smoke 2013. Features and workflows include the numerous options for ingesting and working with CG render passes and different file formats such as floating point openEXR. In addition to working with footage shot in the real world, Autodesk Smoke also helps 3D artists looking to combine traditional non-linear editing and visual effects compositing in one application. The new ConnectFX schematic view will be detailed, including post-processing depth-of-field, motion blur and other stylized look development/treatments for CG projects.

... and this ...

The Conceptual Mind...

Andrew Bosley, Concept Artist, Ubisoft | Red Storm Entertainment delves into the Conceptual Mind... inspiration gathering, idea development, and the creative process in conceptual design.

... and this ...

Get hands on with a real-time virtual camera system from OptiTrack.

This demo will show you the benefits of using a virtual camera for cinematics and pre-vis.
We will stream real-time rigid body data from OptiTrack’s Motive software and drive a virtual camera in Autodesk’s Motionbuilder.

Agenda:

6:30 Arrival / Signup    
7:00 Introductions    
7:10 AAUGA Chapter Announcements
Charlie Breakiron, Owner
BREAKIRON Animation&Design, LLC
Chapter President, AAUGA

    William Clay
Chapter Vice President, AAUGA
    Lisa Breakiron
Chapter Secretary/Treasurer
7:20

First Presenter

Explore the combined non-linear editing and compositing paradigm in Autodesk Smoke 2013.

Gary M. Davis
Autodesk Senior Technical Specialist




Blog:  http://area.autodesk.com/blogs/garyd
Twitter:   @garydvisualz

8:00

Second Presenter

The Conceptual Mind... inspiration gathering, idea development, and the creative process in conceptual design.





Andrew Bosley
Concept Artist, Ubisoft | Red Storm Entertainment




Email: andrew@bosleyart.com
Website: www.bosleyart.com

8:40

Third Presenter

Get hands on with a real-time virtual camera system from OptiTrack.
This demo will show you the benefits of using a virtual camera for cinematics and pre-vis.
We will stream real-time rigid body data from OptiTrack’s Motive software and drive a virtual camera in Autodesk’s Motionbuilder.
Brent Mason
Technical Sales Engineer, OptiTrack



Email: brent@naturalpoint.com
Website: http://www.naturalpoint.com/optitrack/
9:20 Q & A    
9:45 Announcements / GiveAways


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10:00 Finish (Mixer, hang out and socialize)    
 

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