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Max Sims

Max Sims has been teaching 3d design at the Academy of Art in San Francisco since 1994. He worked for Alias servicing industrial design and animation clients and started his own entertainment design and design visualization firm, which boasts clients such as PDI, ILM, Pixar, frogdesign, Apple Industrial Design Group.

Mark Adams is currently a Senior Modeler with Pixar. His credits include work on such blockbuster hits as Toy Story and Monsters, Inc. Mark is currently working on the next feature film, Finding Nemo.

Erick Miller is currently a Technical Director at Digital Domain, an Academy Award-winning visual effects company responsible for digital effects in recent blockbusters like The Time Machine, Lord of the Rings, X-Men, and Armageddon. Erick uses Maya and its robust 3d environment in his everyday responsibilities as a Technical Director, writing many proprietary Maya API Plugins and Mel scripts, rigging advanced character setups and deformation systems, as well as developing production pipelines for high-budget feature films and commercial projects that work between Maya and other 3d software applications.