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The Toronto Chapter invites you to join us for our first event of the Fall! On Thursday October 20th 2016, we will have the pleasure of hosting Duncan Brinsmead from Autodesk for his talk The Boundary of Chaos: An exploration of parameters, liquid dynamics, and other oddities with one of the creators of Maya. Duncan will talk about the interesting things that lie in the space between the chaotic and the stable and how achieving them often requires adjusting many parameters to find a multidimensional goldilocks zone. Some new work on the new Maya Bifrost feature will also be presented.
Duncan is a creator of many technologies behind Maya. Currently he has been working on a liquid foam model for the Maya Bifrost feature, as well as controls for art directing liquid effects. He created Maya Paint Effects for digitally painting instances like plants or hair in a virtual 3D environment. In 2008, together with Jos Stam, Julia Pakalns and Martin Werner he received an Academy Award for Technical Achievement for the design and implementation of the Maya Fluid Effects system.
As a principal scientist at Autodesk's R&D department in Toronto he invented Maya Hair, and Maya Toon. His more recent works are Maya nHair, nCloth (for the simulation of clothing) and the Nucleus dynamics solver framework.
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Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH
The Toronto ACM SIGGRAPH Professional Chapter is an organization dedicated to the generation and dissemination of information on computer graphics and interactive techniques in the Greater Toronto Area. We are a membership organization that values passion, integrity, excellence, volunteerism, and cross-disciplinary interaction in all of our activities.
Our Vision: One day, every citizen of the Greater Toronto Area will discover their his/her passion for computer graphics.
- To draw together, support, and build the local computer graphics community by producing events where professionals and students can experience, discuss, and celebrate interactive techniquesthe wonder of computer graphics.
- To expand the professional networks of our members in the local computer graphics industry
- To produce generate excitement and appreciation for computer graphics in the general public
- To promote ACM SIGGRAPH and the SIGGRAPH conferences
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