View Full Version : CGSchicago 2nd Meeting : Sept 18th, 6pm @ Flashpoint Academy

09 September 2009, 01:52 PM
Hey everyone, last minute arrangements have secured us a fun spot to host the next meeting.

Date :: September 18th (Friday)
Location :: Flashpoint Academy (Webpage ( (Google map (,+Chicago,+IL+60602&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=28.196369,81.738281&ie=UTF8&ll=41.883333,-87.630901&spn=0.006454,0.019956&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=0))
Time & Details :: Pizza in the Digital Garage (first floor) from 6:00-6:30pm, followed by presentations for Vray-RT (link ( and the new Autodesk SketchBook Pro (link ( from 6:30pm-8:00pm in the Matrix.

Special Thanks to Flashpoint and CDW Education for their contributions and support.

Just respond to this thread your intent to attend (so that we know how much food to order), and tell all your friends to join us for our second epic meeting of food, fun, and a chance to win a Ballistic book!

If you are trying to post a reply, and it's not letting you, follow this link for application to the CGSchicago group. Once added you'll be able to post in the society area. Apologies for any confusion. (



09 September 2009, 04:11 PM
I missed the first meeting and I'm really looking forward to attending this one.

09 September 2009, 01:13 AM
Pizza and sketchbook? what more can u ask for! haha..

09 September 2009, 04:34 PM
I will be there.
Looking forward to it!


09 September 2009, 05:41 PM
I'll be there.

09 September 2009, 02:35 AM
A box of pizza for me shall do.

09 September 2009, 05:05 PM
I guess since I'm presenting I should probably show. Count me in for some pizza.

09 September 2009, 06:58 PM
Hello, noobie here. Can anyone attend this meeting and how many people do you expect to make it? I am currently working on my reel like crazy all this week (really need a 3D job, anyone hiring!?), but if I have enough coffee in me and the funds to make it out there I will most definitely be happy to join.

09 September 2009, 12:21 AM
First ever meeting for me, I'm in.

09 September 2009, 12:24 AM
I'll be there, +2, maybe 3.

I'm looking forward to this quite a bit!

09 September 2009, 04:22 PM
Couldn't make it the the first one due to work, but should be there this time around + 1. Mm, pizza! :)

09 September 2009, 08:31 PM
I'll be there.

09 September 2009, 08:51 PM
Count me in. I missed the first one so i'm really looking forward to this one. :)

09 September 2009, 10:03 PM
I'll be there definitely, I saw some V-ray RT stuff at siggraph this year, can't wait to see more stuff on it, +1 mainly cause of the pizza though...hehehe!

09 September 2009, 03:40 AM

See you all there!

09 September 2009, 06:07 AM
I'm in.

It might be a good idea to create an email list that we can sign up for. I just happened to remember that the meeting was coming up and checked this thread. Otherwise I might have missed it.

Looking forward to the meeting, especially Vray-RT!


09 September 2009, 08:43 PM
count me in

09 September 2009, 11:21 PM
I'm there...will there be any live dancers?

09 September 2009, 05:29 AM
Hey, guys I will not be attending the meeting. I'm too swamped right now with work, I was really hoping to make it. Someone eat some pizza in my honor.

09 September 2009, 06:03 AM
I'm there...will there be any live dancers?

I can do a mean robot. :D

09 September 2009, 02:32 PM
I'll be there - sorry for the late reply

09 September 2009, 03:45 PM
I can do a mean robot. :D

That's funny because I'm a pro dancer, and my crew is 1 of the best in the city.

09 September 2009, 04:13 PM
Looking foward to seeing all of you there tonight!


Marcus Kim

09 September 2009, 07:11 PM
That's funny because I'm a pro dancer, and my crew is 1 of the best in the city.

Phaze 2, Crosstown Crew! I met a bunch of you guys before, like Phaze, Wicked, Smoke, Mr. Do, Shamrok, etc. I don't know too many of the current members aside from Brave Monk. I've been out of the loop for a very long time.

09 September 2009, 02:14 PM
Anyone else show up late to the meeting and not allowed to go in? A friend and I were running late and arrived somewhere between 5-10 minutes after 6:30 and were not allowed to get past the downstairs lobby. Security received no word of the meeting at Flashpoint so we were not allowed to go any further. Frustrating! :banghead:

09 September 2009, 04:23 AM
Yeah, it was pretty strict in that building. About a year ago, I was there for an IGDA meeting and it seemed pretty relaxed, but yesterday I noticed that they had 3 motion detectors just in the "Matrix" room. I liked the first venue for the previous meeting, but Neo’s Matrix room does have better equipment. You missed a big crowd as there were at least 3x more people than the first gathering. Though it seemed like some people didn't know what CGTalk/CG Challenge were which is kind of strange since it's pretty much one of the biggest forums/contest to find the best-of-best CG work. The quest for a free Ballistic book continues...

09 September 2009, 06:44 AM

We had a great turn out for the second meeting of CGS Chicago. We had two great presentations.

-VRay RT
-Sketchbook Pro 2010

To those who came a bit late and couldn't get past security, my apologies to you. I had no idea how strict they were with the security, but that is understandable due to the vast amount of equipment and art they have in the facility.

As a note, although Flashpoint will be one of our future venues, CGS Chicago will be making arrangements to have future meetings in other locations as well.

I am hoping our last meeting for 2009 will be even better, as always I will try to lure you all there with swag and free food.


Marcus Kim, AIGA
CGS Chicago Chair

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