Friday, April 08, 2011

Whiz Bang Pow: fx events ahead at the Animation & Visual Effects Program, LSUS

The Animation and Visual Effects Program will be hosting several events in the upcoming months, says John MIralles.

- Dr. Stephen David Beck, Director of the AVATAR Initiative, LSU Baton Rouge
Monday, April 11 at 3:30pm, Technology Building RM 258

Dr. Beck will be giving a presentation of the Arts, Visualization, Advanced Technologies and Research(AVATAR) Initiative and its research projects, including Kinect-based human-computer interaction and the Laptop Orchestra of Louisiana.

- Introduction to Game Design with the Unity Game Engine Workshop, hosted by Dwight House, Graduate of DigiPen University

Saturday, April 16 at 10:00am, Technology Building RM 225A
Learn principles of game design by building a first-person shooter game with the Unity game engine. This is a repeat of the workshop presented on February 26.

- Introduction to Creature Modeling with Autodesk Mudbox Workshop, hosted by Fausto Tejeda, Digital Artist at Millennium Studios Shreveport
Saturday, May 7 at 10:00-12:00pm, Technology Building RM 225A

Participants of the workshop will be instructed on creature creation, led by Fausto Tejeda, digital artist with Millennium Studios Shreveport, with Autodesk Mudbox which is a 3D sculpting and painting software that allows artists to create amazing assets with minimal time. The program allows the artist to just create, without having to be concerned about technical details.

- AVE 440 Computer Game Implementation
June 29-July 29, Monday thru Thursday, 10:30-12:50, Technology Building RM 225A

Students will learn how to create 3D games with an existing game engine in this project-driven course. Some knowledge of basic programming and 3D is recommended.

Info: 318.795.2480 or
To register: or 318.798.4177

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