Autodesk is looking for inventive concepts or renderings of architectural design, mechanical or industrial/product designs like buildings, bridges, vehicles, furniture, and consumer products. Entries will be judged on imagination, innovation, and ingenious use of the max logo, not production quality. Winners will have the opportunity to work with the Autodesk production team to complete final production renderings.
To participate, you must submit a scene or design created with Autodesk 3ds Max 2012 software or Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2012 software. If you do not currently own 3ds Max 2012 or 3ds Max Design 2012 software, you can download the free 30-day trial. Students can download 3ds Max Design 2011 from the Autodesk Education Community.
The context of the scene should be design-centric, for example: buildings, bridges, cities, vehicles, consumer products, machines, furniture, building products, landscapes, etc. (no monsters or aliens or please!).
Still images must be a minimum of 3,000 pixels in the smallest dimension. The production quality of your submission can range from an un-rendered wireframe to a photorealistic rendering. Competitors may submit up to five different submissions.
There is no entry fee. No purchase is necessary.
The competition is open worldwide to all visitors of CGarchitect.com (it’s free to register).
Your scene or design could be featured on the next version of 3ds Max Design box cover and splash screen.
Not only will the winning submission be seen by thousands of 3ds Max Design users on a daily basis, to the winning designer will also receive a 3DBOXX 8550 XTREME Quad GPU Workstation (with 4 Nvidia GPUs; 1 Quadro and 3 Tesla), plus US$5,000 in cash.
Runners-up will receive an NVIDIA Quadro 5000.
A student recently asked me to help with some questions he had about networking….
What is the importance of networking?
Networking is probably the most important and unfortunately most overlooked aspect of gaining employment. Its important because the reality is that when someone has to fill a position, they don’t want to spend alot of time doing it. Most people don’t want to go through the hassle of putting an ad in the paper (or craigslist) and then hunting through the list of applicants… and then interviewing… blah blah blah. They would much rather ask a friend if they they have a reccomendation for someone who would be a good fit.
What is the most effective way to use the resources of the people you network with?
This is the part of networking that I think many people get wrong. They go out and meet people with the aim of getting something in return. The goal is not to get a job when you network. The goal is to make meaningful connections and friendships with people that enrich both of your lives.
Maybe you get a drink or a bite to eat and talk about design… Maybe you avoid talking about design altogether and talk about your love of Storage Wars (great show by the way). And then just maybe when they hear about a job opening they let you know.
I met Mig Reyes a web designer for Threadless who really hates the old school way of networking. If anyone asks him for his card, he only gives it to them if they promise to email him something cool. The idea being that we aren’t just exchanging info in case you need something, but we are sharing something with eachother in order to build some kind of relationship.
On tuesdays from 10-2pm. Mr Rodriguez will have tutoring hours for students needing help with design related classes. It is held in rm 404 and you may drop in at any time.
They are seeking an energized student intern who can showcase their artistic design for their marketing and promotions firm. The intern must be able to work in a fast paced environment and have the ability to work efficiently with minimal face time.
Creation and development of collateral material and event logos for a variety of client projects.
Create layout and design for client proposals and presentations.
Able to produce, brainstorm and mocks up design ideas.
Present design ideas to supervisor and clients.
Interns will meet with clients and adjusts designs to fit their needs or taste.
Interns will be expected to meet weekly project schedules/deadlines.
Interns will works well with others, such as staff, printers, programmers, developers or other technicians, to complete the ﬁnal product.
lnterns will be expected to build strong relationships and create value for their clients and for themselves.
Interns will prepare weekly reports and give the latest status of the work to direct Supervisor.
Interns will operate with integrity and follow all assigned tasks through to completion
Must be a lull or part time graphic design or art major working towards course credit with experience in the Adobe Design Suite (Photoshop, In Design, illustrator).
Must have creative and innovative ideas for a wide array of client projects.
Must be able to work Independently – interns will work from home but required to meet weekly to present project tasks.
To be considered, please send a cover letter, resume, and graphic sample to:
For more information on the company, visit http://www.medhealthgroup.com
Phone calls are welcome: Kevin W Freeman, Enecutlve Director 312-4952611
So if you missed the fourth Flash Forward Film Festival you can check it out here online! There are four parts to the whole thing which you can view below.
Justin Hampton: design geek intro
Latonya Harris: Cyanide Girl
Alex Villanueva: Chicken
Charlene Pagan: Shoeshine Boy
Brandon Chase: Split
Alfredo Mones: Move it
Charlene Pagan: Depends Ad
Alex Villanueva: Mugsy
Beastie Boys: Richard Espino
Talk to Me: Charlene Pagan
Hecht Outdoors Promo: Matt Hecht
Causality Under Fire: Nes David
Animation: Alex Villanueva
Batphone: Kelvin Blanchard
Night After Night: James McFarland
Converse Ad: Matt Hecht
Some Poems: Latonya Harris
I Hate Boys: Juan Guerrero
Black Matters: Justin Hampton
The Truth: Quittman Farmer
Candy: Alfredo Mones
FILM FEST ON MONDAY!
So the entries are in… and it looks like its going to be a good one. Be sure to spread the word about the film festival on Monday.
- Monday June 20
- Student Lounge on 2nd Floor
In case you hadn’t heard… a group of Animation students here at Westwood have been extremely busy the past couple of weeks building a video game for the Westwood-wide video game competition.
This is a pretty amazing feat considering we do not offer a game design major at our campus. Congrats on your amazing work guys! Stay tuned later for a video on the making of the game. In the mean time enjoy playing it!
Click here to play the game (please allow a moment to start)
The Flash Forward Film Fest has been extended to next Monday June 13. We hope this will be a good one so please submit your work!
We have also decided to include a design contest as part of the Film Fest. We are asking for you to submit any design work that showcases Branding. Logo designs, letterhead, package design, anything with an original brand that you designed. See the posters below for info on how to submit.
First Prize for the Video/Animation portion is a brand new Wacom Tablet!
First Prize for the Design portion is a Free website for one year!!The Film Fest date has been moved to June 20.