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Consulting & Speaking Opportunities

I enjoy teaching others when scheduling permits - if you're in the Southern California area I can be available for consulting / speaking engagements. This can range from the simple to complex - from simple instruction to more complicated project workflow issues. My primary areas of expertise include 3ds Max, VRay, Photoshop, and After Effects and how they create an efficient process for visualization.

 

Speaking at Cal-Baptist University

I'll be speaking at CBU to some of their Architecture, Visual Arts & Design students about how visualization is applied in different fields. I'll put an emphasis on the architectural application and show before & after breakdowns of stills & animation work. 

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Presenting at 3DinOC meetup

Thursday night, May 24, 2012 I'll be presenting advanced compositing & animation workflow with Francisco Penaloza at the 3DinOC meetup. Specifically we'll be discussing our workflow for the Taiwan Tower competition animation.

The 3DinOC meetup is a new Orange County meetup of 3D artists and is currently hosted at the Microsoft Store in Mission Viejo. 

EDIT - unfortunately the 3DinOC meetup group has closed so don't expect to see us at the MS store anymore... 

 

 

Speaking at Eleanor Roosevelt High School

Next week I'll be sharing how 3D tools are used in Architectural visualization to several 3D Graphics classes at Eleanor Roosevelt High School. I'll be covering this specific niche in detail but also showing examples of how 3D is used in gaming & visual effects. I'll also be introducing the students to some highly successful channels on YouTube and training on VideoCopilot. 

Presenting to San Diego 3ds Max User Group

I'll be presenting this Thursday to the San Diego 3ds Max User Group. Topics I'll be covering include initial impressions of VRayScatter, RPManager and exporting cameras and helpers from 3ds Max to use for compositing via After Effects. Thursday, September 3, 2009 - Please RSVP first http://www.kelarpacific.com/events/#usersgroups

EDIT - Presentation notes have been attached as a PDF here.

 

3ds max demo at Kelar Pacific on February 5th

"On Thursday, February 5th, long-time member Christopher Grant will be showing his latest architectural image of the UCSD Rady School of Management (see image below) at Kelar Pacific’s facility in San Diego. He will be giving a comprehensive demonstration on all aspects of the creation of the stunning image he created. It was selected as Vismasters image of the week for December 15." Thursday, February 5, 2009 - Please RSVP first http://www.kelarpacific.com/events/#usersgroups

 

Presentation at San Diego 3ds Max Usergroup

This past Thursday night I had the opportunity to present some of my recent work and rendering techniques to the San Diego 3ds Max User Group http://members.cox.net/sd3dsmug/sdmaxug.html ... I've actually been going to the San Diego meetings periodically since the mid 90's or so ... I'm going to try and put some more material together and present again in another couple months.

Presentation notes on ScriptSpot.http://www.scriptspot.com/sd3dsmug