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Autodesk Offers Master Classes for Max, VIZ and Combustion

SIGGRAPH 2005 courses offer customized training developed by VFX artists and animation experts (July 01, 2005)

Master Classes for Autodesk 3ds Max, VIZ and Combustion software. Classes will be taught by leaders in the computer graphics, architectural visualization and visual effects industries

Hailing from award-winning facilities including Frantic Films, tbdesign, cgtraining, The Orphanage and Blur Studios (Blur's "Gopher Broke" was created with 3ds Max software and nominated for Best Animated Short Film at this years 77th Academy Awards). In addition to offering Master Classes, Autodesk will exhibit all of its software and systems used for 3D game development, HDTV and motion picture visual effects, editing and digital intermediate color grading during the SIGGRAPH Conference, August 1-4, 2005

Autodesk Master Classes will take place at the Los Angeles Marriott Downtown, Grande Ballroom, located a short 15-minute walk from the Los Angeles Convention Center. The classes are designed for intermediate to advanced digital artists with previous experience using 3ds Max, VIZ or Combustion software.

Class Schedule
Tuesday, August 2, 2005
8:00AM - 10:00AM Course: 3ds Max 7.5 Cloth and Hair Instructor: Mike McCarthy, cgtraining

10:30AM - 12:30PM Course: Advanced Facial Rigging in 3ds Max Instructor: Chris Harvey, Frantic Films

1:30PM - 3:30PM Course: Gopher Broke In the Rough from Script to Screen Instructors: Paul Taylor and Jeff Fowler, Blur

4:00PM - 6:00PM Course: Photorealistic Environments and Techniques Instructor: Dagan Potter, The Orphanage

Wednesday, August 3, 2005
8:00AM - 10:00AM Course: Rigging in 3ds Max Instructor: Chris Harvey, Frantic Films

10:30AM - 12:30PM Course: Bringing a Sea Monster to Life Instructor: Chris Harvey, Frantic Films

1:30PM - 3:30PM Course: MAXScript Secrets Revealed Instructor: Borislav "Bobo" Petrov, Frantic Films

4:00PM 6:00PM Course: Combat Effects Animation Instructor: Brandon Davis, Independent 3D Expert

Thursday, August 4, 2005
8:00AM 10:00AM Course: Steering Clear of Photo-Real Instructor: Gary Davis, visualZ

10:30AM 12:30PM Course: Network Rendering and Backburner Instructor: Gary M. Davis, visualZ

1:30PM 3:30PM Course: Advanced Modeling and Normal Mapping Techniques Instructor: Mike Brown, High Moon Studios

4:00PM 600PM Course: Productivity and Mapping in Visualization Instructor: Ted Boardman, tbdesign

Pricing and Registration
The Masters Classes are offered at US $90.00 per course for 1-3 courses, US $81.00 per course for 4-7 courses, US $73.00 per course for 8-11 courses and US $65.00 per course for 12 courses. The classes are each 2-hours long and early registration is encouraged as space is limited. For online registration and more information about the courses and instructors please visit

All those who register for four or more courses will automatically be entered into a daily draw for an NVIDIA graphics card. In addition to the daily drawing, all those who register for eight courses or more will automatically be entered into a drawing for an HP Desktop.

About Autodesk
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) is wholly focused on ensuring that great ideas are turned into reality. With six million users, Autodesk is the world's leading software and services company for the building, manufacturing, infrastructure, digital media, and wireless data services fields. Autodesk's solutions help customers create, manage, and share their data and digital assets more effectively. As a result, customers turn ideas into competitive advantage by becoming more productive, streamlining project efficiency, and maximizing profits.

Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California. For additional information about Autodesk, please visit


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Related Keywords:Autodesk, 3ds Max, VIZ, Combustion, VFX, animation, 3D game development, visual effects, editing, color grading, digital intermediate,

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