Nov. 17, 2016

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Autodesk Hits Portland 2016


Come and learn about VR Workflow, Reality Capture, Remake, Maya, 3ds Max, Bifrost, XGen, Arnold and Motion Graphics

Tickets available at Eventbrite — register now for this free event

About the Sponsors and Partners that make this event possible



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Jan. 14, 2016 Event

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Studio Ghibli Retrospective

ghibli retrospectiveCome to a screening and enter the rich, colorful worlds of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata at the OMSI Empirical Theater for a week-long Studio Ghibli Retrospective, presented by ASIFA and Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH. From January 12-18 experience 11 fan and critic favorites in dubbed and subtitled versions, as well as the documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, screened . Mention your membership in either ASIFA or Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH and receive a $1 discount on admission! (Available for box office or phone orders only)

Madison Russell, Vice Chair, SIGGRAPH gives a keynote presentation on Thursday night, Jan 14, 2016, 6:30 pm, at the Empirical Theater at OMSI, on the Studio Ghibli and other Directors. At 7:00 pm enjoy the Kingdom of Dreams and Madness documentary, along with insight and photographs of her visit to the museum in Mitaka, Japan.

The entire screening line-up includes:
• Grave of the Fireflies
• The Tale of Princess Kaguya
• Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
• Spirited Away
• The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness
• Castle in the Sky
• Kiki’s Delivery Service
• Porco Rosso
• Princess Mononoke
• My Neighbor Totoro
• The Secret World of Arrietty
• Howl’s Moving Castle.

Location and Transportation

The Empirical Theater, OMSI, 1945 SE Water Ave., Portland Oregon 97214: parking is available in the OMSI parking lot. Bussing and carpooling is encouraged. Use the Portland Streetcar B Loop and Bus Routes 9 and 15 nearby.

About Ghibli

Established in 1985 by Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takhata, and Toshio Suzuki, Studio Ghibli is frequently referred to as the “Disney of Japan.” Producing memorable, quirky films of the highest imaginative caliber, four films have been nominated for Academy Awards. Spirited Away is the only anime, non-English speaking, and traditionally animated Academy Award winner for Best Animated Feature.


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Nov. 19, 2014 Event SIGGRAPH recommends…

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Autodesk Hits Portland 4.0

3DV & Autodesk Presents

Autodesk Hits Portland 4.0 is FREE but you need to Register. It’s at the Incredible Empirical Theater at OMSI, 1945 Southeast Water Avenue, Portland, OR 97214

Autodesk Hits Portland 4.0
5:00 – 6:30  Beer/Wine, Food & Networking
6:30 – 9:00  Demonstration
9:00   Raffle – Wacom Intuos Pro & a Permanent V-Ray license!
Wacom Cintiq 24HD hands on display at event

This time it’s different:

What’s different about it? First off 3DV is hosting the event at the OMSI Empirical Theater which happens to be the largest screen in Portland. Big screen with big things happening that evening featuring top application engineers from Autodesk Marcel De Jong and Gary Davis. This event sells out every year, so don’t wait to register. We will start the evening off with appetizers, beer and wine which allows everyone to network a little and get settled in. The Marcel and Gary will show the latest features in 3ds Max, Maya, Mudbox, SketchBook that were announced this year at SIGGRAPH. They will also be discussing Reality Capture, budget motion capture, 3D Printing and their latest acquisitions. Something else different this year is 3DV and Autodesk are providing an in-depth series of Workshops the following day. It’s a completely separate event but features Autodesk technical specialists. $25 for one, or all workshops. Details:

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August 19, 2014 Event

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Creating Digital Worlds:

The Tech Behind the Pixels

Join VFX/PDX and OMSI Science Pub at McMenamins Crystal Ballroom for a show and tell of epic proportions.

Cardboard Castle’s Cooper Johnson & Crew
Tuesday, August 19, 2014, 7 ­­– 9 pm,
McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
1332 W Burnside
Portland OR, 97209
Tickets: OMSI’s suggested donation of $5 at the door
21+, minor only with adult

Cardboard Castle, Supergenius, CCC and Motion Capture

For a night dedicated to all things imagination, Cooper Johnson and his team at Cardboard Castle take a look at their process and techniques.  With heads down and tablets blazing, they have plenty to show and have been quietly turning out world-class, design-heavy motion and computer graphics work combining Cinema 4D and After Effects.  Additionally, Damon Redmond (of SuperGenius fame) and Clackamas Community College’s Digital Communications Media Director Andy Mingo are bringing the fancy new motion capture system and giving it the Portland debut it deserves.  A live motion capture demo will be part of the festivities.

VFX/PDX and OMSI’s Science Pub Seriers

The presenters will take the stage at the Crystal Ballroom in conjunction with OMSI’s Science Pub Series, a Tuesday night Portland event, dubbed “consistently clever social science,” complete with beer, and educational banter. Come early, hang out, and stay for the show!  We hope to see you there.

vfxpdx Cardboard Castle

Cardboard Castle OMSI Science Pub

About Cardboard Castle — headed by the creative spirit of Cooper Johnson, Cardboard Castle is a motion production studio that creates innovative visual content. Our community of artists, storytellers and vision-makers are well versed in both digital and hands-on techniques. We draw, forge, strategize, originate, revamp, animate, digitize or illuminate at any stage in the campaign, looking beyond the castle walls to bring the sharpest vision into the light. For more information, visit About VFX/PDX — a collective of the Portland, Oregon area visual artists. Crossing studio boundaries, the aim is to occasionally bring everyone together to mix it up under the same roof, critique and promote each other’s work, learn new tricks, and share a drink.  The goal is to provide a conduit for provocative events and discussion that push us forward, upward, with no affiliation, agenda, or paid sponsors. We are about moving images that move us. For more information, visit About Cascade ACM SIGGRAPH — the Chapter serves the needs of the Oregon and Southwest Washington computer graphics community. Through meetings, workshops, conferences, and other activities; promotes an increased knowledge of and greater interest in the educational, artistic, and scientific aspects and applications of modern technology to graphics, enhancing communication between people in Oregon and Southwest Washington that have an interest in any aspect of computer graphics. For more information, visit Press Contact — for event information, contact the Chair at, or at area code 503, voice 3671522.

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