November 6, 2013

Ideate Presents: Autodesk Digital Entertainment SF User Group - Nov 21st

Please join Ideate and Autodesk for a Digital Entertainment User Group meeting at the Autodesk Gallery; featuring updates across Autodesk’s Media & Entertainment product line.
  • Thursday, November 21st  
  • 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Register Here
Autodesk will be detailing a slew of product updates, including extension releases, new products, and a glimpse into future tech. Product specialists Marcel de Jong and Mark Schoennagel will be on hand to answer all your questions and show you all about the latest developments in Maya, Maya LT, 3ds Max, SoftImage, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, Reality Capture, Xgen and more.

About the Presenters

Marcel de Jong is currently a senior technical specialist at Autodesk. Previously he worked as a designer and digital FX consultant for clients such as DreamQuest Images, Digital Domain, Pixar and Sony ImageWorks. He has a range of production experience on film projects and his design work has been published in magazines such CGW, ID magazine, and Popular Mechanics. He is also a co-founder of Gnomon, School of Visual Effects and won an IDEA award.

Gary M. Davis has been involved in providing CG for television, film, games and architectural visualization for over twenty years. He has authored several books and has lectured at numerous industry conferences. At Siggraph 2007, Davis was named an Autodesk 3ds Max Master and shortly thereafter, joined the Autodesk as a technical specialist for the Media and Entertainment division.

Mark Schoennagel is the long-time Softimage product evangelist for Autodesk, currently focusing on Softimage ICE for creating visual effects. During the infancy of the 3D industry, Mark worked for several advertising agencies and animation studios in Florida. Inspired by the growing 3D industry he relocated to Los Angeles in 1998 and has been working with large film and game studios ever since. Still focusing primarily on Softimage, Mark has also taken a keen interest in the 3D printing technologies using tools like Autodesk Mudbox and Inventor to create 3D prints.