Veteran Game Artist, Ben Mathis, to Lead Tutorial on MAXON’s BodyPaint 3D at the Austin Game Developers Conference, September 15 – 17, 200

September 12, 2008 2:16 am

Informative Session Will Provide Tips and Techniques for Creating Custom 3D Texture Paintings, How-to’s for Easy Integration and Reveal BodyPaint 3D’s Newest Features and Capabilities

Newbury Park, CA – September 10, 2008 – MAXON Computer USA, the developers of CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D, today announced that Ben Mathis, a gaming industry veteran will lead a comprehensive 3D texture painting tutorial featuring MAXON BodyPaint 3D entitled, “Real World Texture Painting Tips for Game Developers”, at the Austin Game Developers Conference 2008, taking place September 15 – 17. This session comes on the heels of a highly well received and attended 3D texture painting tutorial lead by Mathis at the San Francisco GDC earlier this year.

As a professional user of MAXON’s BodyPaint 3D, Mathis has relied on the software to create realistic and hand painted CG textures and backgrounds in many of the popular game titles he has contributed to including GUN, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Tony Hawk Project 8 and the massively multiplayer game, Eve Online. Mathis has also developed a series of tutorials for MAXON’s online training and education resource, Cineversity, where all texturing was created inside BodyPaint 3D. In addition to his visual graphics expertise, Mathis is also a highly sought-after consultant in the areas of training, pipeline development and pipeline enhancement. For a full review of Ben’s work, please visit: www.mr-chompers.com.

MAXON’s award-winning solutions are used extensively by animators and digital artists in the film, broadcast, and video game industries. Other top game titles that feature BodyPaint 3D include: NBA Live 06, Warhammer: Mark of Chaos, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, The Euro Mouse - Treasure Hunting in Pirate Country and Viva Piñata.

In addition to providing invaluable tips and techniques for creating custom 3D textures—from reference material to hand painted details—the session will also address MAXON’s ease of integration into various workflows, including Photoshop, Maya, XSI and 3dsmax and dive into some of BodyPaint 3D’s newest features and capabilities that were recently unveiled with BodyPaint 3D Version 4.

What: MAXON BodyPaint 3D Tutorial - "Real World Texture Painting Tips for Game Developers", hosted by Ben Mathis

Where: Austin Game Developers Conference 2008
Austin Convention Center, Room #2
Austin, Texas

When: Tuesday, September 16th, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

About BodyPaint 3D

BodyPaint 3D is part of MAXON’s leading CINEMA 4D architecture, and is a true 3D painting application package—that brings users many workflow advantages. For a complete overview of BodyPaint 3D’s features and capabilities, please visit the BodyPaint 3D homepage.

For additional information and guidance on working with MAXON software, GDC attendees are encouraged to visit Cineversity, where they will find over 1,000 tutorials, including MAXON-specific product training and a multitude of artist-provided video tutorials.

About MAXON Computer

MAXON Computer is a developer of professional 3D modelling, painting, animation and rendering solutions. Its award-winning CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D software products have been used extensively in the film, television, science, architecture, engineering and other industries. MAXON has offices in Germany, USA, United Kingdom, France and Japan. MAXON products are available directly from the Website and its worldwide distribution channel. Specially priced learning editions of the company’s software solutions are also made available to educational institutions. For additional information on MAXON visit www.maxon.net.

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