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03-11-2010, 12:06 PM
The ILWUG is proud to bring you and Interview with Daniel L. Smith


Presented Free by the International LightWave 3D User Group - www.ilwug.com (http://www.ilwug.com/)

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Daniel L. Smith is a VFX supervisor and 3D Stereoscopic expert. He has worked on feature films, television series, commercials, and special venue films.

Daniel has been very involved with Visual Effects and 3D stereoscopy for nearly 18 years. His diverse path has allowed him to work alongside some truly unique, talented, and visionary artists in the Visual FX industry. Daniel also got to work with Allen Hastings and Stuart Ferguson when implementing stereo rendering capabilities into LightWave 3D back in the late 90’s.

Daniel has worked with Academy award winning supervisors and directors such as Joel Hynek (Predator, What Dreams May Come, Judge Dredd), John Gatea (The Matrix Trilogy, Speed Racer), and Will Vinton( Claymation, California Raisins.) Daniel has supervised stereoscopic projects for Busch Gardens, Radio City Music Hall, and Santa’s Village. He was also the stereoscopic supervisor on the most successful 3D movie of all time, Spy-Kids 3D (according to the 2007 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records).

Now you can pick up some Stereo secrets from an expert in the industry. Most of all this interview will be an open forum style, so we want your questions.

This is your chance to ask the expert!

What’s happening in the industry with 3-D? Where is Hollywood going with 3-D? What does all this mean for you and future jobs?

Spend a little time with Daniel Saturday and get the answers to some of the most important questions facing 3D artists today, STEREO!

Space is limited to 900 people and this Interview is presented FREE

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03-13-2010, 10:13 AM
The FREE interview starts in 45 minutes, we hope to see you all there!!

03-13-2010, 12:48 PM
Great Webinar, Daniel and Wes! I learned quite a few things for sure. Thanks.

03-13-2010, 12:55 PM
it was very good !

03-13-2010, 12:56 PM
Yep! Agreed! When not going into too much of NewTek praising/bashing, and staying informative, like this one and the one with Rob Powers, these are very good promotional videos for the LW-community.


03-13-2010, 07:04 PM
Thanks guys! If you have any more questions feel free to email me!

03-13-2010, 08:11 PM
stayed up till 5 am to watch. very cool info :D
The link given in the webinar could have saved me hours rendering over and over the same 3d stereo scenes for testing. wish I knew about it.
there's only 9.3 lw though.
edit- just tried it in 9.6 and works. :)

03-14-2010, 04:49 AM
Looking forward to the full DVD!

Gary Heck
03-14-2010, 12:01 PM
Daniel mentioned a plugin for rendering the two images in about 70% of the rendering time. Did anyone catch the net address for this plugin? I wrote it down but it apparently became trash while cleaning my desk.

Gary Heck
03-14-2010, 12:07 PM
Never mind...Should have read before I posted.