Posts: Alias/Wavefront

Andrea Maiolo and Tim Naylor Discuss Maya

by malducin

The Alias website has posted video interviews from their 3December 2005 events. Andrea Maiolo and Tim Naylor of ILM discuss how and why they use Maya.

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Maya Use in Star Wars Episode III

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The Alias website has issued a press release on how Maya was used in Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Animation Director Rob Coleman, Animator Shawn Kelly and CTO Cliff Plumer discuss the use of Maya in the film, especially for CG characters like Yoda and General Grievous.

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Maya's 2004-2005 Customer Reel Includes ILM's Work

by malducin

The Alias website has posted online its 2004-2005 customer reel, which includes examples from ILM, Imageworks, Weta Digital, Framestore/CFC, The Moving Picture Company, Aardman, Animal Logic, Oktobor and many others.

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USA Today Mentions Maya at the Oscars

by malducin

USA Today has an article discussing the use of Maya on the three Oscar nominated projects for Best VFX. ILM CTO Cliff Plumer, Imageworks Animation Supervisor Anthony LaMolinara, Weta VFX Supervisor Jim Rygiel, and Alias/Wavefront President Doug Walker comment on the use of Maya on this and other projects.

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Reports on Maya Sci-Tech Oscar Win

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The Alias/Wavefront website and CGChannel.com have coverage on the Sci-Tech win for Maya, one of the workhorses of the VFX industry, including ILM.

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ILM to Present at 3December

by malducin

ILM will again be involved on Alias/Wavefront's 3December worldwide event. They will present how Maya was used for Episode 2 in New York and London.

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Peter Bakic Teaches Non-Organic Modeling

by malducin

The Alias/Wavefront store has recently released a new training DVD, Maya Techniques | Non-Organic Surface Modeling, presented by Peter Bakic, lead modeler and TD at ILM.

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Habib Zargarpour Shows MelBots on TechTV

by malducin

The Tuesday show of The Screensavers, on TechTV, featured a segment with Habib Zargarpour, Associate VFX Supervisor, where he showed the basics of rigid body dynamics in Maya and the basics of building a MelBot.

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ILM Work Shown in A/W Customer Reel 2002

by malducin

The Alias/Wavefront website has recently put online its 2002 customer reel. Many of ILM's latest projects are showcased including Episode 2, MIB2 and Minority Report.

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ILM Site Shows Habib Zargarpour's MelBots

by malducin

The official ILM website has a link now to the MelBot Wars official site. Habib Zargarpour, Associate VFX Supervisor, is the creator of the MelBots and recently taught a Maya class about creating them during SIGGRAPH 2002.

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ILM to Present at 3December in Los Angeles and London

by malducin

ILM will participate at this years 3December, an event organized by Alias/Wavefront in it's second year. The event spans 7 cities across the world and it consists of a series of customer presentations, seminars of different aspects of Maya, the latest news from Alias/Wavefront and users meetings and socializing time.

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Alias/Wavefront Puts New Customer Reels

by malducin

The Alias/Wavefront website reorganized again and the customer reels have been relocated. You can still catch some of ILM's work on Episode 1, The Mummy, The Perfect Storm and a couple of TV commercials. You can even get a couple of brief shots of stuff like "Work in Progress" from the 2001 customer reel.

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Habib Zargarpour at Maya Masters Website

by malducin

The Alias/Wavefront site for the Maya Masters program has finally put online the section dedicated to Associate Visual FX Supervisor Habib Zargarpour. During SIGGRAPH 2001 at the AWGUA event, Habib was one of the first four people recognized and inducted into the Maya Masters program.

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Habib Zargarpour Highlighted at the Maya Masters Website

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Habib Zargarpour, Associate Visual Effects Supervisor, was recognized during AWGUA at SIGGRAPH 2001 as one of the first four inductees into the Maya Masters Program. Recently, Alias/Wavefront has opened a website dedicated to the program and it includes a section about Habib.

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Alias/Wavefront Site Shows ILM's Past Work

by malducin

The Alias/Wavefront website has recently been redesigned and updated, and it now includes several video clips of their past customer reels (seems the 2000 customer reel at the moment only), and among them 2 segments on ILM: one about The Perfect Storm and the other about Commercial Productions.

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Habib Zargarpour Recognized as Maya Master

by malducin

In the similar token as the previous news article, Habib Zargarpour, Associate Visual FX Supervisor, was recognized as a Maya Master, during the AWGUA 2001 event.

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