3D Live Design Competition Organized By Cut&Paste » read source
Cut&Paste was founded in New York City in November 2005. At the time 850 people assisted to the first, live digital design tournament. They packed a bar with designers winding wrists, judges taking their positions, a crowd swelling with drinks, gadgets warming up, and a huge energy that ran through speakers and skin. Since then, Cut&Paste is finding new faces and homes, making moves to continue its operation.
Cut&Paste brings its live, on-stage competition to Autodesk University's annual event in Las Vegas this December, only this time, competing teams will be working in 3D. So the nation's best designers are entering a new third dimension. The participants in the AU Design Slam, organized by Cut&Paste, will utilize the newest 3D tech weaponry, including Autodesk Maya, AliasStudio, SketchBook Pro, and Revit Architecture software for an unparalleled contest.
The AU Design Slam notes Cut&Paste's first foray into 3D, an aspect they're bringing in to their 2009 global, 16-city tour which was stimulated by the major success of Cut&Paste's annual Digital Design Tournament. The live competition will display contestant teams as they create authentic designs in sessions of 20 minutes. The fast-paced format proves their skill, speed and stage presence, all while an audience of thousands watches them produce their work in real-time on large-scale projectors. Not only does the AU Design Slam promise to be a heart-pounding contest of slick computer tricks, quick-witted design, and high-energy showmanship in digital Industrial Design and Architecture, but the teams will break new ground in digital Industrial Design and Architecture.
John Fiorelli, Founder, Cut&Paste affirmed "Since we launched our global tour in 2005, Cut&Paste has been thrilled by the creativity and energy that emerge from competitors when they work in real time in front of a live audience. The AU Design Slam provides a unique opportunity to enter another realm of design - created and judged by some of the best and most talented in the industry."
The event where the contestants were dawn from the top industrial design and architecture firms, will be evaluated by industry experts, including: Frank Tyneski, IDSA; Gray Holland, Alchemy Labs; Scott Robertson, Design Studio Press; Jay Shuster, Pixar; Tatjana Dzambazova, Autodesk; and Lynn Allen, Autodesk.
The AU Design Slam starts out on December 3, when the "Less is More" Architecture competition and Round One of the "Watch This" Industrial Design Competition commence. On December 4, the "Less AND More" Architecture competition and Round Two of "Watch This" will be held at the AU Final Night Party on Thursday, December 4.
Visit http://au.autodesk.com/event/campusclass-event/AU_Design_Slam where you can learn about all events.