Autodesk, Inc., will host its annual 3December
event to celebrate 3D computer graphics, and the
artists who create them. Running from Dec. 1-10,
the event will include live and virtual
activities that connect thousands of 3D artists
from around the world. Attendees will be able to
share their work, learn from top digital
entertainment professionals, and network with
other artists.

This year’s 3December is cosponsored by Dell
Precision, the exclusive technology partner for
the event, as well as Wacom and Intel. 3D artists
around the world can join the 3December Online
celebrations on AREA, Autodesk’s digital
entertainment and visualization community The
virtual event, at
beginning December 1, will offer:

° A free Autodesk MasterClass about how Liquid
Development’s creative team developed assets for
“The Beatles: Rock Band” ;

° An interview with award-winning filmmaker Chris
Landreth about his production workflow;

° A live presentation by Lightstorm Entertainment
from Autodesk University about how moviemaking
technology can be used for visualization.

Visitors will also be able to vote for the 2009
Autodesk Masters. This annual program recognizes
exceptional Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya and
Autodesk Softimage software artists and technical
specialists whose work and dedication have
contributed to the advancement of computer

Autodesk will host a live event in Montreal,
Canada, on Dec. 3 from 6-10:30 p.m. (Eastern).
The event will feature a presentation by
Harmonix, developer of the “Rock Band” and “The
Beatles: Rock Band” video games. Art Director
Ryan Lesser, and Project Leader and Creative
Director Josh Randall will present a “Show &
Tell” into the world of music game development.
Pre-visualization and Autodesk Mudbox software
demonstrations will also be offered. For more
information and to register for the Montreal
event, go to .

In addition to the Autodesk-hosted event,
Autodesk user groups and channel partners will
hold live 3December celebrations around the
world, including North America, United Kingdom
and Spain. Contact the leader of your Autodesk
Animation User Group Association to see if a
3December meeting is planned in your city.