An Evening with Akin Bilgic(Freelance Artist and ZBrush Modeler) – Feb. 6

An Evening with Akin Bilgic (Freelance Artist and ZBrush Modeler)

WHEN: Thursday, February 6, 2014 from  7 – 9pm

WHERE: US Patents & Trademarks Office – Jefferson Building

600 Dulany Street

Alexandria, VA 22314




Happy New Year!  DC SIGGRAPH has an exciting year lined up!  But first we must elect our officers! Since we did not have a quorum at our last meeting, we will have elections at this one. If you are interested in holding an office please come to the meeting!

DC_SIGGRAPH invites you to another round of informal Q&A and VFX workflow demonstration with our very own Akin Bilgic, who is in town visiting from San Francisco, CA.  Akin is freelance Modeler / Generalist TD who has since gone on to work for a variety of studios including Moonbot, Laika, and Walt Disney Animation.

You can view some of Akin’s work at his site:

Akin will give live workflow demonstrations and help answer questions on topics including Modeling, Texturing/Shading, Lighting/Rendering, and Compositing for Animation and VFX pipelines.

He’ll also share his experiences working in the industry and being a freelance artist. The presentation will be left open and fluid – with an emphasis on addressing audience questions.

And as a New Year gift – one lucky member will receive a FREE copy of Lightwave 3D animation software!

Please Note we will be charging $5.00 for non-members. (See policy change announcement below.)

We hope you will join us for this informal gathering.



DC SIGGRAPH is announcing policy changes to our chapter starting in the New Year.  Starting with this meeting, DC SIGGRAPH will charge an Administrative Fee of $5.00 at Chapter meetings for all non-members.  There is no additional cost to paid members of our local DC SIGGRAPH chapter. You may also choose to become a member at our next meeting for an annual membership fee of only $25.00.

DC SIGGRAPH is non-profit, membership organization that values passion, integrity, excellence, volunteerism, and cross-disciplinary interaction in all of our activities. Our mission is to foster the synthesis of art and technology while promoting and educating the computer graphics and interactive media community through the exchange of printed and electronic information and innovative ideas. We are a volunteer organization that relies on its members to help provide unique resources for the benefit of those interested in the field of computer graphics and interactive media and techniques.

In order to continue to keep the chapter alive we must have paid local members.  Annual dues help offset the cost of refreshments, will help with other chapter administrative expenses, including maintaining the fees and even allow us to give away some exciting prizes at our meetings!  We realize this is a tough economy, however, annual dues are only $25.00.  If you attend five or more meetings a year, it is more cost effective to pay the annual local dues and join our chapter!

By implementing this new administrative fee, DC SIGGRAPH hopes to grow our chapter, increase our local network,  and offer  you new and exciting chapter meetings and venues!  Additionally, DC SIGGRAPH will be working with ACM to implement the ACM Associate Member program that will give you benefits from ACM when you join our local chapter.  Stay tuned for more information regarding  ACM SIGGRAPH Associate Membership.