Autodesk User Group at Gnomon

February 28, 2013 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Please join RFX on Thursday, February 28th for the Autodesk User Group Meeting, featuring the making of "Warm Bodies", Thinkbox's Krakatoa for Maya, and the new Smoke for Mac 2013!


LOOK: Making of "Warm Bodies"

LOOK Effects produced 350 shots for "Warm Bodies", including extensive character animation on “the Boneys”, an evolved form of zombie that plague humanity. Working directly with the director and his creative team, LOOK had extensive input into the look, feel and movement of these most-extreme undead.

LOOK used Maya to design and create a digital city that was featured in a fully CG fly-through that linked practical location shots from Montreal.

On-set supervisor Everett Burrell and digital supervisor Mat Krentz will demonstrate how LOOK’s work allowed the director to create this sometimes gruesome, sometimes funny, but always heart-felt tale, that would not have been possible without visual effects. In doing so, this mid-sized VFX facility produced work that formerly had been reserved for the “big guns” and made the viewing experience as believable and immersive as possible, at least for a zombie romantic comedy.


Thinkbox: Krakatoa for Maya demo

Thomas Phariss, Borislav "Bobo" Petrov, and Chris Bond of Thinkbox (makers of Deadline, Frost & Krakatoa) will be joining us to demonstrate workflows with the new Krakatoa for Maya particle renderer.

Come learn how you can create awesome particle effects inside Maya, such as smoke, dust and plasma. Krakatoa allows you to generate hundreds of millions of particles using regular Maya particles or nParticles, import and manipulate 3rd party particle simulations from products like RealFlow, or convert geometry into point clouds and render them using various volumetric shading algorithms in a matter of seconds.


Autodesk Smoke for Mac 2013

Join Autodesk's Dean Schirm and  learn all about Autodesk Smoke 2013. Smoke brings editing and effects together in one Mac application, now at a much lower price. You can bring in work from other NLE's, or do all your editing, effects and creative finishing work directly inside Smoke.



Thursday, February 28th, 2013
Meet & Greet: 6:30 - 7:30
Event: 7:30 - 9:00

Gnomon School of Visual Effects
1015 N Cahuenga Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90038

Seats are limited, so be sure to sign up!