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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

Guest Speakers:

Lee Fraser,
Sr. Application Engineer at Autodesk
Gernot Pflüger, Book Author, Co-founder and CEO of CPP Studios, Germany
Michael Eager,
Sales Representative, CineSys-Oceana
Nathan Wulf,
Gameplay Engineer, Ubisoft Red Storm Entertainment

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Parking available in garage behind Natty Greene's ($3.00) or (free) on street if available.

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.

Join us for a worldwide celebration of 3D
computer graphics and the artists that create them.

AAUGA Raleigh | Durham | Chapel Hill
Click on the picture above to see Autodesk's AREA and more info about 3December.



6:30 Arrival / Signup    
7:00 Introductions    

AAUGA Chapter Announcements

Charlie Breakiron, Owner
BREAKIRON Animation&Design, LLC
Chapter President,


First Presenter

3D to 2D implementation for games.

Gary M. Davis, 3ds Max for Casual Games

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


Second Presenter

Motion Builder/Mudbox

Gary M. Davis, Flipside MediaSync (Adobe Interop.)

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


Guest Speaker(s)

Mocap Contest Winner!

Tyler Denning had the right moves to inspire our team to create an animation based on the kinect mocap data created at ECGC. We have the animation done and will be showing it off for the first time at this event!

Charlie Breakiron
Patrick VanNortwick

8:40 Q & A    
8:45 Announcements / GiveAways

Craig Brandwynne - Center Sound Records www.centersoundrecords.com

Steven Grove - Composer of Television, Film and Video Game Music


9:00 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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