At SIGGRAPH 2009 in New Orleans,
Autodesk will showcase its latest Digital Entertainment Creation solutions
and demonstrate how studios can make the creative process a more
interactive, collaborative and efficient experience. The company will host
a number of live events including Tech Talks and presentations on new and
upcoming projects, such as "9" and "Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning."
Autodesk will also offer Virtual SIGGRAPH - an online event that includes
free MasterClasses, live video streaming from the Autodesk booth (#2201)
and other exclusive web content.
Autodesk would like to thank its strategic partners, Hewlett Packard and
Intel, as well as its technology partners, Nvidia, Fusion I/O and Wacom for
Autodesk in New Orleans
Computer Animation Festival, Urban Planning Talks
When: Tuesday, August 4, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. CDT
Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, rooms 271-273
What: Chaired by Autodesk's Doug Eberhart, the Urban Planning Talks will
presentations from influential urban planning professionals, including Paul
Patnode from the Environmental Simulation Center, Kevin Gilson from Parsons
Brinckerhoff, Gay Knipper from the Louisiana Department of Transportation
and Development, and Susan Piedmont-Palladino from Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and State University. For more information, visit
"Fun with Maya" Tech Talk
When: Wednesday, August 5, 1 p.m. -2:30 p.m. CDT
Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Hall F
What: Explore some of the more surprising behaviors of Autodesk Maya
software dynamics with one of its creators, Academy Award®-winning*
scientist, Duncan Brinsmead. Brinsmead will reveal inside tricks on using
nParticles, nCloth and Paint Effects. Examples include crashing satellites,
midway rides, plasma balls, pouring liquids, lava lamps, Martian moons,
flying hordes of arrows, dynamic snakes and slimy worms. As a bonus, he
will also teach a technique for creating reflection-based fractals in the
mental ray renderer. This talk will have useful content for advanced Maya
users, but it is also suitable for anyone with an interest in computer
When: August 4-6 during SIGGRAPH show hours
Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Autodesk booth #2201
What: Representatives from Sony Pictures Imageworks, Starz Animation,
Psyop/Mass Market and Mythic Entertainment, an EA Studio, will offer daily
presentations at the Autodesk booth. The talks will highlight how
Autodesk's Digital Entertainment Creation solutions have to been used to
create recently released and upcoming entertainment projects: "Cloudy with
a Chance of Meatballs," "9," "Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning" and
various commercials, such as Absolut "Dissection," Sprint "Speedway" and
the Computer Animation Festival opening animation." One-time bonus tracks
on "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" and "The Spine" will also be offered by
representatives from Frantic Films and Chris Landreth, respectively. For
more information, visit http://www.autodesk.com/siggraph2009.
Sponsorships and Local Outreach
Autodesk is supporting several SIGGRAPH events, including FJORG!, GameJam!,
The Studio activities and the SIGGRAPH Student Volunteer session.
Autodesk's Jennifer Goldfinch will participate in a panel discussion at the
Student Volunteer session - along with representatives from Microsoft,
Digital Domain, EA and ILM - offering students job-finding tips and
industry insight. The session will be streamed live on http://www.cgw.com.
As part of the SIGGRAPH Outreach Program, Autodesk has donated licenses of
the Autodesk Animation Academy suite to help build a computer graphics lab
for the students of Algiers Technical Academy. Autodesk representatives
will be in attendance to launch the lab on Monday, August 3 at 9 a.m.
Autodesk employees will be also joining the TurboSquid team as volunteers
for Habitat for Humanity.
Autodesk Professional Excellence Program (APEX): Instructor Training and
When: July 31-August 2, 2009
Where: IP Nola Building, 643 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA
What: Autodesk will offer a three-day workshop to train and certify
candidates seeking Autodesk Certified Evaluator (ACE) and Autodesk
Certified Instructor (ACI) status for Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3ds Max and
Autodesk Softimage software. For more information and to apply, visit
Autodesk on the AREA: area.autodesk.com/siggraph2009
When: Available on-demand August 3-9, 2009
What: Free Autodesk MasterClasses will be offered exclusively online. In
these sessions, industry experts will offer tips and tricks for Autodesk
Digital Entertainment Creation software.
Product Demonstrations, Client Presentations and the "Fun with Maya" Tech
The product demonstrations and client presentations offered at Autodesk's
SIGGRAPH booth will be streamed live to the Virtual SIGGRAPH event site.
Visitors can view the content live or watch scheduled reruns. Duncan
Brinsmead's "Fun with Maya" Tech Talk will also be recorded and posted on
the Virtual SIGGRAPH site.
*In February 2008, Duncan Brinsmead, Jos Stam, Julia Pakalns and Martin
Werner received a Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion
Picture Arts and Sciences for the design and implementation of the Autodesk
Maya software Fluid Effects system.
Autodesk, Maya, Softimage and 3ds Max are registered trademarks or
trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in
the USA and/or other countries. mental ray is a registered trademark of
mental images GmbH licensed for use by Autodesk, Inc. SIGGRAPH is a
registered trademark of the Association of Computing Machinery, Inc.
Academy Award is a registered trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture
Arts and Sciences. All other brand names, product names or trademarks
belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter
product offerings and specifications at any time without notice, and is not
responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this
© 2009 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.
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