The Creative Studio at Autodesk University 2011
What do comic artists, LEDs, and laser cutters have in common? They are just a few of the activities that came together in the Creative Studio at AU. We had a fabulous time putting this space together for you - and if you were there, we hope you had a blast. If you weren't there, we have a few links and resources below so you can enjoy some of the experience at home.
We got up close and heard directly from amazingly creative people like comic artist Phil Noto; life-sized R2D2 maker Michael McMaster; Jay Shuster, Art Director at Pixar Animation Studios; concept designer Daniel Simon; C.B. Cebulski from Marvel Worldwide, and many more.
Making stuff is fun. The laser cutters from our great friends at Epilog Laser were so popular, they were cutting up until the last minutes. And what can we say about the LED Throwies - they were all gone by Thursday morning!
We had some amazingly inspirational art created by SketchBook artists from around the world on display. You can enjoy the art yourself and do something good for others by getting the Art for Hope app featuring art created on Autodesk SketchBook, with all proceeds going to Architecture for Humanity's tsunami relief and rebuilding efforts in Japan.
- 123D - free 3D CAD solid modeling software
- 123D Catch - turn photos into amazing 3D models
- 123D Make - automatically transform 3D models into patterns for making
- 123D Sculpt - sculpt amazing 3D shapes on your iPad
- Pixlr - fast, fun and easy image editing tools
- SketchBook - for everyone who loves to draw. On iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows and Mac.
150 people picked up laser-cut cardboard kits in the Studio, and off they went off to make their own creation. We were amazed at the variety and imagination that people used – there were dragons, santas, a reproduction of the lamp from A Christmas Story, two sculptures that included trebuchets, and one with a moving cable car.