AUGUST 21: GMUNK, MAXON COMPUTER, ALIOSCOPY
AND now we can let you know about the third guest for August's meeting. Rick Barrett will come to present some of the new features in the latest release. There is so much to see in the new software, but Rick will provide a look at some of his favorites.
Leveraging more than two decades of 3D graphics programming innovation, R14 delivers breakthrough performance including a new, fully integrated sculpting system, camera matching functionality, exchange plugins to two key applications – The Foundry NUKE and Adobe Photoshop Extended – and improved integration with Adobe After Effects.
CHECK OUT CINEVERSITY LIVE (August 1) for more on the software
CINEMA 4D Release 14 Highlights:
The following is a brief overview of the over 200 productivity-boosting features in CINEMA 4D R14, available for both Mac OS X and Windows.
Digital Sculpting: Dynamic sculpting tools give artists complete control to create finely detailed models. A powerful layer system offers maximum flexibility. Complex sculpted objects can be “baked” into displacement and normal maps applied to low-poly meshes for efficiency.
Camera Enhancements: The Camera Calibrator offers an integrated solution to match 3D camera images to a 3D environment – ideal for architects and matte artists. The Motion Camera, Morph Camera and Camera Composition Helper quickly frame a 3D scene following well-established composition rules. The Camera Focus Picker allows users to interactively set focal distances.
Integration: Seamless integration with The Foundry’s NUKE compositing application allows direct export to a NUKE project with multi-pass layers, including full support for OpenEXR and FBX files. The Photoshop Extended exchange plug-in enables opening and manipulating CINEMA 4D scenes into a Photoshop 3D layer. Enhanced integration with After Effects brings new levels of performance to directly import and export native CINEMA 4D files.
Click here for details and to see CINEMA 4D R14 in action: http://www.maxon.net/products/new-in-cinema-4d-r14/overview.html.
Pia Maffei, chief operating officer at Alioscopy USA, has been instrumental in defining key global strategies such as ‘Alioscopy Ready’, a protocol where 3rd party developers support the Alioscopy proprietary 3D technology. Maffei also developed and managed strategic partnerships with companies including: Autodesk, Maxon, Turbosquid, Adobe, and Intel. Drawing on her expert understanding of content creation and production workflows, Maffei developed and introduced new AS-3D programs like the Alioscopy Preferred Content Creator community, the first on-line marketplace for auto-stereoscopic content, and the Alioscopy User Generated Content (UGC) platform, licensed from Applied IDEAS, Inc., a company she co-founded in 1996. All efforts resulted in increased sales and maintained Alioscopy’s leadership status. Maffei is an award winning public speaker and advocate for education and training for 3D animation, game development and computer graphics, and holds a degree in Television Broadcasting.
You will learn about one of the newest 3D tools in Photoshop CS6 Extended that Alioscopy has recently launched. Alioscopy, a worldwide technology leader in the field of 3D displays, now offers a trigger, that once downloaded in Photoshop CS6 Extended, will allow all Photoshop users to convert stereo images into 3D and to turn CG models into content viewable on Alioscopy glasses-free 3D displays. Additionally, you will be exposed to the multi-view content creation tools and various workflow methods from Photoshop, Cinema 4D, 3DS Max, Maya and Softimage.
MORE TO COME!
food & drinks will be served
JOB ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEW DOOR PRIZES!!:
As if fun creative jobs aren't enough of a prize, we'll also have some door prizes to give out at the end of the meeting.
We've connected at least 5 members to jobs at each meeting this year. In March, we helped over 20 artists find work. Bring your business cards!! This meeting isn't just about learning about animation, vfx, and the industry.
DON'T FORGET TO CHECK THE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR LOTS OF J-O-B-S.
If you are a designer, and/or know After Effects, CINEMA 4D, Maya, Photoshop, FinalCut Pro, PremierePro MochaPro - companies are looking for you.
SPECIAL THANKS TO VOLUNTEER MEMBERS
Steve Toyama and Paul Lujan
ADOBE USER GROUPS!
If you've ever been to one of our meetings before, you know that we're also an ADOBE USER GROUP, which means that there are even more benefits for you online. http://dmala.groups.adobe.com.
AWE INSPIRING WORK
Ballistic Publishing has books that will inspire you to design the next awesome work. You'll
RESOURCES FOR THE COMP:
Register online, and you can start downloading footage right now. Their huge library has something for eveyone.
SOFTWARE for PROS:
Track it. Replace it. Roto. Clean up. You may have mocha AE, but check out mochaPRO for some heavy hitting features. Once you start using mochaAE, you'll be glad you did.
The animation PRO SHOP. You don't even need to be a pro to shop there.
Red Giant Software. Everyone jsut says "REDGIANT" year - because everyone knows - trapcode / magic bullet / knoll light factory / colorista /... and most think of RedGiant for the plugins you purchase from them - but did you know that Aharon is also running tutorial videos at the site (the many superstar guest hosts). Check it out.
• Video CoPilot http://videocopilot.net #videocopilot
It's Andrew Kramer. Plugins, Tutorials, Apps. Check it out.
GET SMARTER - READ UP
• Class on Demand http://www.classondemand.com
Tons of classes for Adobe software. DMALA members know their Photoshop and After Effects front and back.... but do you know all of Production Premium? How about Adobe Premiere Pro? Class on Demand is giving away special online prizes this year! Check them out
• Peach Pit Press http://www.peachpit.com #Peachpit
With tons of eBooks to choose from (as well as physical paper), you can fill your melon with tons of tech. Many of the offerings have Safari Books Online subscriptions attached as well. ADOBE CLASSROOM IN A BOOK? Peachpit makes it - check out their iTunes podcasts as well.
• Focal Press http://www.focalpress.com #focalpress
Publisher of Steve Wright's books on compositing, Focal press has given readers a resources for their library mainstays. Whether you're an animator in After Effects, Nuke, Flame or other software, you'll want to check out how Steve can help you improve the look of your digital comps.
*Thanks to Our Supporters*
• ADOBE SYSTEMS http://www.adobe.com #adobe
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I'd like to thank our annual sponsors for giving us amazing product - to give to you! You can thank them too by checking out their websites. Many have new tutorials / tips / project files for their end users. http://www.dmala.org
SPECIAL THANKS to Adobe Systems for providing a space for us to meet.
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When & Where
Digital Media Artists \ Los Angeles
Digital Media Artists / Los Angeles (DMA/LA) is an association for professionals creating imagery for video, film, and other media using desktop tools. MGLA was formed in August 1997 through the merger of several previously-existing groups. DMA/LA is an extention of that - continuing in 2008. DMA/LA's area of discussions are not restricted to a specific hardware or software solution, understanding that an artist often has to employ 2D, 3D, and other digital tools to realize their vision - and that artistic inspiration can be universal.