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Gamers, Animators Gather at CCCCD


November 23, 2004 - Collin County Community College District (CCCCD) will host a gathering of the DFW Alias Global Users Association, a group of local animators and industry professionals interested in 3-D computer animation and gaming. This sixth annual gathering, sponsored by Alias, Intel, and Hewlett-Packard, will take place from Noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 3 in the conference center at CCCCD's Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway, in east Plano.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited, so advanced registration is required. Reservations may be made online at

Lectures, exhibits and presentations will vary throughout the day. Local film and video production houses, game companies, design firms, area schools, students and organizations who use Alias, Maya, Studio Tools, or those who teach three-D computer-generated imagery, will be on hand to share their successes and secrets.

Presenters include: ReelFX Creative Studios (Maya - 3D movie animation); Ignition (Studio Tools - consumer electronics design and rendering); Resolution Independence (Maya 3-D animation); WideEye Interactive (Maya); "Teacup," a short film by UTD Graduate Students (Maya 3D animated); "Kartasi," a short film by UTD Graduate Students (Maya and theater); Human Emulation Robotics (Maya, AI, and animatronics); Student Animators Workshop (Maya 3D animated short).

Exhibitors include: Videotex Systems, Inc.; CCCCD's Applied Graphic Design Technology program; Institute for Interactive Arts & Engineering (UTD); ACM SIGGRAPH Dallas/Ft.Worth Professional Chapter; and A Bunch of Short Guys, an animators Guild.

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