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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.

-> RSVP Include names of friends that you are bringing.

Arrival & Signup 6:30 pm


-> Printable Directions


Parking available in garage behind Carolina Ale House 510 Glenwood Parking Deck
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.

Autodesk Imagine - Design - Create Tour 2015 (3ds Max & Maya)

Join the Autodesk Media & Entertainment team as we return for another tour! Once again, our team of Technical Specialists will be showing off the entire M&E portfolio including the 2016 Entertainment Creation Suite, 3D Printing, Reality Capture (ReCap) and more!

Xsens - the leading innovator in 3D motion tracking technology.

Xsens is the leading innovator in 3D motion tracking technology and products. Its sensor fusion technologies enable a seamless interaction between the physical and the digital world in consumer devices and professional applications such as 3D character animation, motion analysis, and industrial control & stabilization.

Blackmagic Design - Fusion

Fusion is an extremely fast visual effects software tool that’s responsive enough to be used in high pressure, client driven sessions. With its GPU acceleration, you get instant feedback while you work so you can see exactly what you’re doing. Whether you’re working alone or with a client, Fusion gives you the real time control you need so you can spend more time being creative and less time waiting.



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, AAUGA

First Presenter: (45min)

Autodesk Imagine - Design - Create Tour 2015 3ds Max

Gary M. Davis
Autodesk Senior Technical Specialist

Blog:  Gary M. Davis
Twitter:   @garydvisualz


Second Presenter: (45min)

Autodesk Imagine - Design - Create Tour 2015 Maya

Lee Fraser
Sr. Application Engineer at Autodesk

Email: Lee.Fraser@autodesk.com
Website: area.autodesk.com/blogs/lee

Third Presenter: (15min)

Xsens - Design - Create Tour 2015 Maya 3D Motion Tracking

Giovanni Nolli
Xsens Technologies

Xsens will present a live tutorial on the Xsens MVN full-body, wearable motion capture (Mocap) solutions. The new Xsens MVN is unmatched in ease-of-use, has robust and reliable hardware and produces production-ready data. Xsens MVN is the ideal tool for professional animators.

Website: Xsens Technologies


Third Presenter: (45min)

Blackmagic Design - Fusion Compositing

Overview of Fusion UI; Fusion 3D Compositing and Fusion Particles

Rony Soussan
Fusion Product Secialist at Blackmagic Design

Email: Rony Soussan
Website: Blackmagic Design Fusion
9:50 Announcements / GiveAways

  Finish (Mixer, hang out and socialize)    

Past Meetings

    August 2016 Meeting
April 2016 Meeting February 2016 Meeting August 2015 Meeting
June 2015 Meeting February 2015 Meeting December 2014 Meeting
June 2014 Meeting February 2014 Meeting December 2013 Meeting
August 2013 Meeting May 2013 Meeting April 2013 Meeting
February 2013 Meeting December 2012 Meeting August 2012 Meeting
April 2012 Meeting February 2012 Meeting November 2011 Meeting
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