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Join Russell Paul, award-winning visual effects artist, as he shares some of his experiences with design, visual effects (VFX), and visual communications. During this class, you learn about techniques to lay down ideas and create stunning visuals. Learn about visual communication techniques and how the the process of design has been impacted by modern technology.
Everyone who loves stunning visuals and special effects and wants to learn techniques to find new inspiration to create and communicate ideas
Russell Paul is an award winning visual effects artist. After graduating from Art Center College of Design with a degree in transportation design Russell joined Alias|wavefront in Toronto, Canada. Working closely with the international design community and the A|W r+d team to develop and promote the Alias suite of design tools. In 1997 Russell turned his attention towards the vfx industry back home in California where he joined Industrial Light and Magic and has been there ever since. In addition to contributing to some of the biggest blockbuster movies of all time Russell has continued his passion for teaching by instructing classes at the California College of the Arts and the Academy of Art.
As the challenges we face become more complex, visual thinking is emerging as an effective strategy to help us solve them. Visual notes, or sketchnotes, help us make better decisions faster, help us communicate our decisions more effectively, and help our teams better execute those decisions. At this workshop, learn what sketchnotes are and how to use them. Using the process of sketchnotes, you will learn how to combine imagery and words together to make information more interesting and create a compelling piece to help drive innovation forward. You will also leave this class with practicing tips to further develop the sketchnotes technique independently.
Almost every original equipment manufacturer and design studio is trying to shorten the design process. And not just shorten the process-they want more and more innovative designs. More variants, shorter process. How could we make this happen? The answer is never far. It's time to let the designers get into the real 3D design world. Alias software is not just a tool for surface modeling. It is far beyond that: it is supposed to be the designers' playground. You can sketch 2D, model 3D, sketch 3D, and communicate with digital sculptors on one model, one platform. This class will explain how.
You may not have a creative bone in your body, nor some great repressed talent. It doesn't matter; this can't stop you from orchestrating the most incredible feats of creativity and innovation. Now, more than ever, everyone needs to be that much more resourceful and able to combine great engineering with creative finesse to market distinctive and appealing products. Whether it's regarding aesthetics, user experience, functionality, or even branding, everyone needs a piece of this. This session is presented by someone who has lived off of the fruits of other people's creative labor. He will teach you his techniques and the tools he uses to produce awesome.
The session will present concept design development workflow for industrial designers with Fusion 360 software quick Sculpt and Solid Modeling, plus Rendering. We will also mix with Physical Sketching on Wacom Tablet. The class is about introducing new early design iteration process with Fusion 360 software for industrial designers. Traditionally, designers start sketching when they’ve received overall goal/direction for the product. This class suggests that designers mix quick 3D modeling with their traditional sketching workflow. For example, Fusion 360 software has super-flexible Sculpt Modeling, and it takes just a few minutes to generate basic forms. Designers can start their sketches over these basic product forms and find balance and details based on real scale. This session features Fusion 360 and SketchBook Pro.
With the introduction of the Apple iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, an incredibly useful tool just got even better. Using Autodesk, Inc., apps like AutoCAD 360 software and SketchBook Mobile software, you can truly update the tracing paper and rolled-drawings workflows of the past. With the Apple iPad Pro, we can mark up prints, open and edit our design files natively, bring a new level of interactivity to our clients, and even trace and sketch over our designs like we do now. Whether you want to take field measurements, draw new or revised designs over existing ones, or enhance your construction management services, the Apple iPad should definitely find a place in your bag of tricks. This session features AutoCAD 360, A360, and SketchBook Pro. AIA Approved
In this class, learn how to think differently by using a skill that we all have. Drawing is an essential way of communicating universally and you can harness that ability to give yourself a tactical advantage. You will see how drawing, regardless of level, is effective and engaging.
Spencer Nugent is a professional industrial designer and a founder of Sketch-a-day.com and idsketching.com. In this class, he talks about how sketching is one of the most universal ways of communication. He covers how to capture an idea and express it in a visual form. Furthermore, he explores ways to be better at communicating through sketching and lays out ways to go beyond a plateau to improve your skills.
This class covers the basics of the SketchBook Pro desktop application. You will learn how to create painterly effects that mimic real mediums and textures. We teach these techniques through the lens of character creation and creature design.
In this class, discover the joy of sketching and painting on your Apple iPad tablet. Reconnect with your inner artist. This class is intended for the true beginner. We explore a range of tools, concepts, and ideas.