Meeting Highlights for March 27, 2014

The DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH would like to thank Christy Spangler, an animator for the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), for her insightful lecture on forensics reconstruction animation. Christy discussed how she uses various data sources such as photos, diagrams, photogrammetry, and point cloud data to create forensics animations of accident scenes. Her animations are created using Autodesk Softimage, Adobe Illustrator, along with other specialized applications. Christy showed several animations from various cases she has worked on which were intriguing yet disturbing due to the nature of the events. Thanks again to Christy and we look forward to having here return in the future!

Medical Visualization Meeting – April 10, 2014

Medical Visualization
Thursday, April 10, 2014
7:00 PM

US Patent & Trademark Office Headquarters – Remsen Building
600 Dulany Street
Alexandria, VA (map)

Price: $5.00/per person for non-members

On Thursday, April 10, DC SIGGRAPH will hear two presentations on medical visualization. Please join us as we hear presentations from Melissa Sisk at Hybrid Medical Animation in Minneapolis, Minnesota and Onyx Lee, a local medical animator at VueCare Media in Columbia, Maryland.

The first presentation will be via webcast
from Melissa Sisk, a Biomedical Animator and Illustrator, at Hybrid Medical Animation in Minnesota. Hybrid is the nation’s top medical and scientific 3D animation studio. For more than 15 years, they have created award-winning work for pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and medical marketing companies of all sizes. Since 1998 Hybrid has grown to include video producers, illustrators, designers and over 12 medical animators to create their dynamic scientific animations. From detailed surgical procedures to extensive drug or device mode-of-action presentations to broadcast features, their range is wide and devoted entirely to medical and scientific imaging. Melissa has a M.S. in Biomedical Visualization from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.S. in Physiology from Michigan State University. She is skilled in Maya, ZBrush and 3Ds Max. She is also skilled at compositing, illustration and Data

See more at: or http://www.hybridmedicalanimation.c…h.VoAtuRMm.dpuf

The second half of the presentation will be from Onyx Lee. Onyx is an animator at VueCare Media. VueCare delivers digital patient education & marketing tools to eye care providers. They create digital signage systems and interactive animations that educates patients as well as video library videos to add to
websites. Onyx creates Scientific Animations, Product Designer & Developer, and is also a Private Broadcaster. He has experience with 3D Modeling and Animations using 3dsMax, Zbrush, and V-Ray; 2D Graphic Design and Web Design; and 2D Video Production. He is also knowledgeable in Non-Linear Editing, Special
Effects, Motion Graphics, and After Effects. In addition, Onyx created the “Zbrush Model & Texture Techniques Handbook” from Tsinghua University Press.