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Thursday, 1 April 2010, 15:41 HKT/SGT

Source: Singapore Exhibition Services (SES)
CG Overdrive Undergoes Metamorphosis; Definitive Computer Graphics Event Evolves to Offer More to Rapidly Growing Asian CG Industry

SINGAPORE, Apr 1, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - The computer graphics (CG) industry in Asia has been progressing at a phenomenal tempo. Guided by the international community, backed by strong government initiatives and fuelled by the passion of an expanding intelligentsia, professionals in Asia have been making footprints in global blockbusters and hit video games. CG Overdrive has been a constant driver of the industry in this growing up years.

In its fifth edition, CG Overdrive 2010 is aptly themed "Revolutions" and will go through some significant upgrades to keep pace with the community's changing needs. The event retains its emphasis as a content and knowledge-rich platform, featuring highly regarded speakers from across the globe. "This year, CG Overdrive promises a more dynamic and vibrant enhancement to our core philosophy as a knowledge-centric event. One key development is that 36 focused track sessions have been produced to provide increasingly specialised professionals in the region with focused know-how," explained Mr Lai Kok Sen, Chairman, CG Overdrive.

"In a bid to make CG Overdrive more accessible to professionals, the event will be held over the weekend from Friday to Sunday in the heart of the city," adds Lai. The event will be held at Suntec Singapore from 18 - 20 June 2010. It is organised by 3dsense Media School and Singapore Exhibition Services. Other new developments include the introductions of the 20-Hours Speed Modelling Challenge and CGO Concept Design Challenge.

Enhanced professional tracks by high profile speakers

As the flagship conference for the CG industry, CG Overdrive will offer a unique assemblage of heavy-weights from the industry. Driven by the increasing demand for broader choice of in-depth topics across the CG arena, the event will see a total of 36 CG Tracks. The CG Tracks allow delegates to learn the newest techniques, and share knowledge and methods with prominent speakers from internationally renowned studios. Rookies and experts alike can looks forward to learning advanced skills and knowledge in their respective fields that are relevant to their own needs. The contacts and networks established will also prove invaluable in their careers.

The 36 CG Tracks comprise a good spread of content, in both breadth and depth in the Games and Films Development pipeline. There will also be business tracks allocated for the producing of films and games. The Topics will range from 2D Concept development and, Modelling for films & games, Visual effects, Storytelling, Animation, Rigging, Programming for Games, MMORPG to open source projects development and more.

20-Hours Speed Modelling Challenge "LIVE"

The CG Overdrive Live Modelling Challenge provides an arena where elite modelers gather to sculpt out a fully textured character using Zbrush sculpting software. This 20-hours speed modeling challenge will see competitors model for 3 consecutive days. The concept art works will be submitted in advance and will be used as reference materials for the build up of the actual CG Model. The final output will be judged by elite CG professionals at the end of 3 days and the Top 3 Winners will walk away with attractive prizes.

CGO Concept Design Challenge

The inaugural CGO Concept Design Challenge at CG Overdrive 2010 will see the best design used as concept artwork for the Live Modelling Challenge. Interested participants will be required to submit a human character concept design/artwork based on the theme "Medieval Settings". Submitted works will be judged and seen by some of the best eyes and minds of the concept design professionals in the industry.

CG Overdrive is part of the week-long Infocomm Media Business Exchange (imbX) event, Asia's largest infocomm and media event.

CG Overdrive 2010 At A Glance

Date: 18 - 20 June 2010

Venue: Suntec Singapore, Level 3

Opening Hours: 18 - 20 June, 10:00am - 6:00pm

Admission: No charge to CG Overdrive Exhibition. Fees apply to attend CG Tracks.

For more information, visit www.cgoverdrive.com

About CG Overdrive

CG Overdrive is an iconic event for computer graphics (CG) lovers by CG lovers. CG Overdrive's philosophy of "story is king" is anchored by a knowledge-centric conference that aims to arm Asian CG talents with deeper expertise. The line-up also includes a showcase of the latest CG technologies, lecture-style Professional Tracks, as well as a host of activities such as a recruitment zone, short film screenings and a digital art gallery. www.CGOverdrive.com

About Visual Communication Order Pte Ltd

Visual Communication Order (VCO) is an affiliate of 3dsense Private Limited, a leading institution providing professional education in the field of Digital Media and Entertainment. VCO supports the communication needs of 3dsense Private Limited and has harnessed the knowledge of communication to forge effective communication bridges. www.visualco.net.

About 3dsense Media School

3dsense Media School was established in 2003. A pioneer in delivering high quality and specialized digital media training, 3dsense is also convicted to promoting the awareness of the CG digital art form in Singapore and the Asian region. 3dsense has been actively involved in initiating many CG related events and activities since inception, and in 2006 CG Overdrive was founded to create a platform to convene like-minded enthusiasts and professionals to learn, share and network. As an Institution, 3dsense has nurtured and trained many CG artists and many have gone on to work in renowned international and local studios. Touted as the top 10 schools outside of US & UK to learn computer animation in a recent global survey, 3dsense continues to undertake initiatives and develop high quality curriculum that is built on passion and the love for this digital art form. With CG Overdrive, the school continues to stay abreast and is at the forefront of the latest CG knowledge and developments.

Eric Yum
PR Manager
Singapore Exhibition Services
Tel: +65 6233 6632
Fax: +65 6272 2962
Email: ey@sesallworld.com
Elaine Sng
Senior PR Executive
Singapore Exhibition Services
Tel: +65 6233 6636
Fax: +65 6272 2962
Email: es@sesallworld.com

Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Source: Singapore Exhibition Services (SES)

Sectors: Film & Video, Consumer Electronics, Broadcast, Film & Sat
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