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SIGGRAPH presents An Evening with Pixeldust Studios

October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Washington DC Chapter of ACM SIGGRAPH presents Samar Shool along with Pixeldust Studios, an Emmy award-winning animation studio located in Bethesda, Maryland. Shool received an Emmy in 2016 for animation work for the PBS show “The National Mall—America’s Front Yard” as well as several other Emmy nominations.

Shool will discuss his work on the series “Ancient Earth” and “Ancient Oceans” over the past 2 years, both of which aired on Curiosity Stream, as well as the tools and pipeline used to create 40-50 creature shots produced entirely at Pixeldust Studios. He will also discuss Pixeldust’s new, state of the art GPU based real-time rendering pipeline which utilizes primarily Unity, as well as his work on AR/Game design and Magic Leap projects in Unity.

This event is presented as part of the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s Community Partnership Program.

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Samar Shool

Samar Shool is the CG Supervisor and Head of AR/Game Development at Pixeldust Studios. For the past few years, Mr. Shool has also been heading the development at Pixeldust Labs, working on AR/Game designs, and Magic Leap projects in Unity. He is responsible for managing the team on a project-to-project basis.  Mr. Shool is highly competent in an array of 3D animation and compositing software such as Maya, Unity, Unreal, Arnold, Nuke, After Effects.


Pixeldust Studios

Pixeldust Studios is an award-winning, animation studio, interactive media design and full service video production company with expertise in creative intelligence and a focus on delivering exceptional client service. Located in Metro Washington, D.C. and New York City, our world-class roster of editorial and design talent commands the latest technological tools to visualize and execute your project.



October 17
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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