Blockbusters Taken to the 3ds max at Art Institute

Emmy Award-winning visual EFX and animation studio Digital Dimension will present a special program spotlighting the use of Discreet’s 3D modeling, animation and rendering solution, 3ds max, in recent Hollywood movies. To be held at the Art Institute of California on Oct. 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the event is designed to illustrate how animation, characters and CG effects are created by Digital Dimension and other post-production studios such as Frantic Films and Blur.

The presentation will be led by Digital Dimension CG supervisor Jason Crosby, who has been creating 3D graphics for the past 12 years and has worked on more than a dozen feature films. He plans to showcase various 3ds max-related techniques used on Elf, Final Destination II, Alias and other select projects. Digital Dimension is currently using 3ds max for their contributions to the eagerly awaited Tom Cruise epic The Last Samurai, which premiers in December.

Landing on the heels of the release of 3ds max 6, this Art Institute showcase is open to the public. The Art Institute is located at 2900 31st Street (South of Bundy off Ocean Park) in Santa Monica, Calif. 310-752-4700