Pixologic User Group Meeting – SF

with Bay Raitt, Ken Brilliant, Taron and Zack Petroc at the second
Pixologic User Group Meeting in San Francisco. I had a great time.

Meier started the evening off with a detailed walkthrough of how he
creates is signature wire-style artwork. Other topics covered included
how to use masking and deformations to convert primitives into complex
shapes, and creating multiple rendering passes in ZBrush for

More information, as well as downloadable clips from the meeting available <HERE>


thanks to Ofer and Jaime

Zbrush User Group Meeting

a demonstration of the way I use Zbrush in my personal artwork at the
first ever Zbrush user group meeting that was held at the Gnomon school
of visual effects. Other presenters were the fantastic artist Taron and
Bay Raitt formerly from Weta.

Story here from Cgnetworks <LINK> written by Ryan Kingslien.


thanks Jaime, Pam, and Kristin


Named Maya Master

a "Maya Master" by Alias at the Global Users Association meeting at
Siggraph in San Diego. I was presented a certificate and a really nice
custom leather jacket (only ten exist) on stage in front of a crowd of
1800 people. Congratulations to the other Masters this year:

  • Scott Brew from LucasArts
  • Tejima-san from Polyphony
  • Daniel Roizman from Sony Pictures Imageworks
  • Rob van den Bragt from The Mill
  • Hiroyuki Hayashida formerly from Square USA

art was printed on several larger format posters and placed around the
venue, and at the end of the night, most of them had mysteriously
vanished…I was honored. HP also used my "Mother Nature" image on it’s
flyers that were placed on each and every seat.


thank you Duncan Brinsmead and Paula Suitor