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News: Autodesk Announces Recipients of the Autodesk Masters Award for Contributions to CG Artistry
News: Autodesk Announces Recipients of the Autodesk Masters Award for Contributions to CG Artistry


Last Updated: August 8, 2008 5:08 pm GMT

(Siggraph--August 13, 2008) Autodesk, Inc. congratulates the recipients of this year's Autodesk Masters awards: Paul Neale, Dario Passariello, Andrea Maiolo and Piyush Patel.

Through this annual program, Autodesk recognizes exceptional Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya software artists and technical specialists whose work and dedication have significantly contributed to the advancement of computer graphics (CG). The 2008 Autodesk Masters were announced yesterday on Autodesk's AREA community website.

Autodesk 3ds Max Masters 2008
Autodesk Maya Masters 2008
About Autodesk Masters
The Autodesk Masters program, formerly known as Maya Masters, was founded by Alias in 2001. After Autodesk's acquisition of Alias in 2006, it was expanded to include 3ds Max artists and renamed Autodesk Masters. The program recognizes artists' outstanding achievements using the 3ds Max and Maya 3D modeling, animation and rendering software products. Artists that receive the Autodesk Masters award must have pushed the technical and aesthetic boundaries of computer graphics, and furthered the field through mentoring or technical contributions to the industry.

Each year, the members of the 3D animation community are invited to nominate their peers for this award. Later, the community is asked to vote for the Autodesk Masters from the nominated list. A panel of independent judges adjudicates the votes. For more information about the new Autodesk Masters and how to nominate a 3ds Max or Maya artist for this award, visit: http://area.autodesk.com/masters

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