The Boundary of Chaos

Tech Talks: The Boundary of Chaos

The Toronto Chapter invites you to join us for our first event of the Fall! On Thursday October 20th 2016, we will have the pleasure of hosting Duncan Brinsmead from Autodesk. Duncan will talk about the interesting things that lie in the space between the chaotic and the stable and how achieving them often requires adjusting many parameters to find a multidimensional goldilocks zone. Some new work on the new Maya Bifrost feature will also be presented.

Duncan is a creator of many technologies behind Maya. Currently he has been working on a liquid foam model for the Maya Bifrost feature, as well as controls for art directing liquid effects. He created Maya Paint Effects for digitally painting instances like plants or hair in a virtual 3D environment. In 2008, together with Jos Stam, Julia Pakalns and Martin Werner he received an Academy Award for Technical Achievement for the design and implementation of the Maya Fluid Effects system.

As a principal scientist at Autodesk’s R&D department in Toronto he invented Maya Hair, and Maya Toon. His more recent works are Maya nHair, nCloth (for the simulation of clothing) and the Nucleus dynamics solver framework.

We hope you are as excited as we are!

Click here to buy your ticket

Date: October 20th, 2016
Time: 6-8pm, followed by networking and good cheer

Autodesk Viz Studio
210 King St. East, 2nd floor

free for members
$10 for non-members
or purchase your Chapter membership on Eventbrite today and come for free!



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