(Hybrid) Jason van Gumster: Blender Guru – Washington DC ACM SIGGRAPH

DATE:   Thursday, November 2, 2023

FROM:  7:00-9:00pm EDT

WHEREV! Studios (directions below)/Online

The Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH is proud to present, Jason van Gumster, Blender Consulting Lead at Orange Turbine, Director of Marketing for Autotroph, and author of the book “Blender for Dummies”. Jason will be sharing the latest news and developments from the Blender conference, which he recently attended, as well as demonstrating features in Blender.


Blender is the free and open-source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. Advanced users employ Blender’s API for Python scripting to customize the application and write specialized tools; often these are included in Blender’s future releases. Blender is well suited to individuals and small studios who benefit from its unified pipeline and responsive development process.

The meeting will be hosted at V! Studios and on the Zoom platform. A link to the meeting will be provided prior to the presentation to all those who have responded to the announcement on our MeetUp page. The link will also be visible to those who RSVP. Those who do not RSVP to the MeetUp announcement will not receive the link to the meeting.



Please join us on Thursday, November 2, 2023, from 7pm to 9pm EDT at V! Studios or online to learn more about Jason’s work with Blender.

Biography – Jason van Gumster

Jason van Gumster is the Blender Consulting Lead at Orange Turbine and Director of Marketing for Autotroph. He has run a small animation studio, authored “Blender for Dummies” (5th edition coming out in 2024), and helped “fight bad guys with art” by designing anti-counterfeit technology for currency. He’s spoken at events all over the world and taught Blender workshops for studios and toolmakers, including Adobe and Roblox.


V! Studios

8229 Boone Blvd., Suite 420

Vienna, VA 22182


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