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Sniper's Autodesk Event.

Technical workshop on Autodesk Smoke 2013.


25th October 2013 06.00pm.

Sniper Systems & Solutions Pvt Ltd in association with Autodesk conducted “Discover Autodesk smoke 2013. Fix it in Post” Technical work shop addressing a gathering of technicians from leading Film Editing and VFX houses. The event was held on 25th October 2013 @ Hilton Hotel – Chennai. Apple          Mr. Shivakumar Ganesan                                                              Mr. Samit Shetty
         - Regional Sales Manager - South India Autodesk                – Technical Specialist Autodesk


Mr. Shivakumar Ganesan - Regional Sales Manager - South India Autodesk addressing the audience said “Smoke® software is designed for video editors who need to do more than just edit. By integrating a familiar timeline workflow and node-based compositing, Smoke connects editing and effects like never before. Smoke video editing software for Mac has finishing tools for 3D compositing, color correction, and motion graphics.

In Smoke you can Import multi-layer timeline sequences from your favorite NLE like Apple® Final Cut Pro or AVID® Media Composer® video editing software. This familiar track-based workflow allows editors to quickly feel at home and access the powerful effects tools of Smoke.”

Mr. Samit Shetty – Technical Specialist (Creative Finishing) Autodesk Covered all the features of Smoke on Mac 2013 during his one and half hour technical demonstration and answered to all the quires of the Technicians.

To name few of the features covered by Mr. Samit are as follows.

• Managing Media in Smoke 2013
• Smoke 2013 Editorial Workflow
• Introduction to Effects in Smoke 2013
• Timeline Effects in Smoke 2013
• ConnectFX in Smoke 2013
• 3D Compositing in Smoke 2013
• Advanced Visual Effects in Smoke 2013

Mr. Purusothaman – Head – M&E of Sniper Systems & Solutions gave the thank you address and assured his full support to all the studios in helping them adapt to such newer technologies and reiterated Sniper’s commitment to bringing such cutting edge technology to them and also shared a few examples of how they have been successful in implementing Smoke for Mac at various studios across South India.

Sniper's Autodesk Event.

Technical workshop on Autodesk Building Information Modeling (BIM).


21st December 2012 06.00pm.

Sniper Systems & Solutions Pvt Ltd., in their endeavor to bring latest technology to the door steps of Indian BIM Industry had collaborated with Autodesk. We had conducted the Technical workshop on Autodesk Building Information Modeling (BIM). This Technical workshop was targeted at a selected group of 100+ technicians for the Architectural market in The Vijay Park Hotel, Chennai. Apple Mr. Niranjan Kamath – Technical Solutions Manager of Autodesk had conducted the Technical workshop of Autodesk Building Information Modeling (BIM) and he had elaborated the below features of BIM as follows.

Autodesk Building Design Suite gives the power of BIM, with tools for modeling, visualization, and documentation.

Architects
How architects realize the benefits of BIM with comprehensive 3D building design software.

MEP Engineers
How MEP engineers design and document building systems with BIM.

Structural Engineers
How structural engineers design and analyze structures with BIM.

Contractors
How to improve control over project outcomes before and during construction.

Create Intelligent 3D Building Designs with BIM Tools
Take advantage of 3D building design software with Building Information Modeling (BIM) tools for intelligent 3D model-based design and construction.

Work with Comprehensive CAD Tools
Maximize productivity with a comprehensive set of CAD tools specifically created for the building industry.

Communicate Your Ideas More Effectively
Produce compelling visualizations to market your ideas more successfully and help win more business.

Facilitate Decision Making with Conceptual Design Software
Create, evaluate, and communicate convincing site plan proposals for faster stakeholder buy-in and more confident decision making.

Analyze Energy Consumption and Costs
Use lighting and energy simulation and analysis to inform make your designs more sustainable.

Create More Accurate Documents
Create consistent, higher-quality construction documentation for greater accuracy and efficiency.

Sniper's Autodesk Event.

Technical Workshop on Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite 2013.


14th December 2012 06.00pm.

Sniper Systems & Solutions Pvt Ltd. celebrating their 10th Year of incorporation and providing quality IT solutions to their global clients across the country along with Autodesk had conducted the Event for 2013 version of Autodesk Entertainment Creation suite in Bangalore. The event was targeted at a select group of 50+ audience from the Animation & Post-Production vertical in the Capitol Hotel, Bangalore. Apple Mr. Ramkumar - Branch Manager(Karnataka) of Sniper gave the welcome address followed by Mr. Lenin Christopher (Technical Head) Sniper presenting on the features of Autodesk Entertainment Creation suite.

While presenting Mr. Lenin Christopher mentioned the advancement in Autodesk Entertainment Creation suite Ultimate as follows.

Spend Less Time on Data Transfer
Benefit from enhanced single-step interoperability between Autodesk® Maya®, Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Autodesk® Softimage®, Autodesk® MotionBuilder®, and Autodesk® Mudbox® software, made possible with Autodesk® FBX® asset exchange technology.

Create Realistic Simulations
Create realistic rigid and soft body dynamics, hair, fur, cloth, fluids, and particle simulations using the core toolsets of Autodesk® Maya® or Autodesk® 3ds Max® software (Ultimate edition includes both products).

Extend and Customize Your Tools
Autodesk® Maya®, Autodesk® 3ds Max®, and Autodesk® Softimage® software are highly extensible applications. Work the way you want to—customize user interfaces and create scripts and plug-ins to enhance features and automate processes.

Benefit from Mocap & Animation Retargeting
Access specialized tools for motion capture acquisition, refinement, and retargeting with Autodesk® MotionBuilder® software.

Maximize Productivity with Specialized Tools
Accelerate 3D sculpting and painting with Autodesk® Mudbox® software, increase character animation output with Autodesk® MotionBuilder® software, and quickly create procedural effects, character rigs, and geometry with Autodesk® Softimage® software.

Sniper-Cinema Today 2012.

27th, 28th, 29th July 2012.

The 6th edition of CINEMA Today International show for the complete Cinema, Broadcast, Media & Entertainment Industry witnessed over 25,000+ visitors from across south India, The event is patronage by Director, Editors, Actors, VFX Artist, photographers, videographers and technician in varied traits of Media & Entertainment Industry across south India and as always CINEMA Today 2012 delivered latest technology meeting the expectation of all its visitors.

Sniper Systems & Solutions Pvt Ltd., in their endeavor to bring latest technology to the door steps of Indian M&E Industry had collaborated with various leading Global brands like Apple, Autodesk, Adobe, WACOM and NVidia.

Mr. Lenin Christopher Technical Head of Sniper had conducted Technical Workshop of Autodesk Smoke on Mac @ convention center (CTC) to about 180+ technicians from across south India as part of the 3 day seminar which was conducted in the side lines of Cinmea Today 2012. He had elaborated the features of Smoke on Mac 2013 which include New Re-designed UI, Connect FX, New Editing Tools, Color Correction capabilities and features.

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Mr. Prabakar Adobe Demo Artist of Sniper had conducted Technical workshop of Adobe Photoshop CS6, the demo was conducted in the local language of Tamil which had benefited over 600+ participants over the 3 day seminar who had travelled far and wide from the most remote parts of Tamil Nadu. Answering to one of the participants question about replicating similar training programs in various remote pockets of Tamil Nadu, Mr. Prabakar expressed his interest in coming forward to conduct similar training session if approached by Photographers association from respective districts.

In the various stalls that were held by Sniper they had in demo & display Autodesk 3DS Max 2013, Maya 2013 and Smoke for Mac 2013, Adobe Photoshop CS6, WACOM Bamboo and Intuos, Apple IMAC, MAC Pro, MAC Mini, New IPAD, IPhone and Apple accessories. NVidia Quadro 5000 and Vision Kit Pro.

Sniper's Autodesk Event.

20th July 2012 03.00pm.

Sniper Systems & Solutions Pvt Ltd. celebrating their 10th Year of incorporation and providing quality IT solutions to their global clients across the country along with Autodesk and Aditya had conducted the launch of 2013 version of 3DS Max, Maya and Autodesk Building Design suite 2013 in Chennai. The event was targeted at a select group of 50+ audience from the Architectural and Visualization market vertical in the Savera Hotel, Chennai.

Mr. Velmurugan Director of Sniper gave the welcome address followed by Mr. Shivakumar Ganesan (Regional Sales Manager – South India Media & Entertainment – Software & Systems) Autodesk presenting on the features of Autodesk Building Design Suite.

While presenting Mr. Lenin Christopher of Sniper mentioned the advancement in Autodesk 3DS Max 2013 as follows.

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   Shivakumar Ganesan (Regional Sales Manager - Autodesk)                             Lenin Christopher – Technical Head

ActiveShade Interactive iray Rendering
Experience an interactive creative process for finalizing renderings, with new ActiveShade support for the NVIDIA® iray® renderer. ActiveShade enables you to iterate more effectively by providing an interactive rendering session that constantly updates as changes are made to cameras, lighting, materials, and geometry. By shortening the feedback loop, you can more efficiently fine-tune your scene, making it faster and easier to achieve your intended look.

Tabbed Layouts
With Autodesk 3ds Max 2013, you can easily create and switch between a number of viewport layout configurations, giving you efficient access to the views required for a particular task. Layouts can include both 3D and extended viewports. Selecting a different layout is as simple as clicking on its icon, or pressing a hotkey. You can share customized View Tabs with other artists and designers by saving and loading presets.

Customizable Workspaces
You can now adapt 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design to your personal way of working by selecting from a choice of default or custom workspaces. Each workspace can have individual settings for menus, toolbars, ribbon, and viewport tab presets; in addition, selecting a new workspace can automatically execute a MAXScript. This enables you to more easily configure the workspace to suit your preferences or to fit the task at hand; as an example, you might configure one workspace for modeling, and a different one for animating.

Render Pass System and Photoshop Interoperability
Scenes can now be more easily segmented for downstream compositing. Thanks to an entirely new render pass system in Autodesk 3ds Max, you can now create render elements for Autodesk® Smoke® 2013 software, Adobe® After Effects®, Adobe® Photoshop® software, or certain other image compositing applications more efficiently. A state recorder enables you to capture, edit, and save the current state, while a visual interface shows how compositing and render elements are wired together to create the final result. You can quickly set up and execute multiple render passes from a single file; individual passes can be modified without the need to re-render the whole scene, enhancing productivity.

Enhanced Interoperability with AutoCAD and Revit
Facilities working with both Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013 and Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2013 software can now take advantage of more efficient data exchange. Revit files (.RVT) can now be directly imported into 3ds Max Design 2013, enabling you to select a data view of choice to load from within the Revit file. New support has also been added for lights, daylight system, and exposure control in the importer for AutoCAD® 2013 files. In his presentation Mr. Kamala Kannan introduced the gathering to the various Autodesk consumer apps like Autodesk Desinreview, Sketchbook Pro, Autocad WS and 123D. He also spoke elaborately about Autodesk Building Design Suite.

Apple

Autodesk Building Design Suite Includes:
AutoCAD® , AutoCAD® Architecture, AutoCAD® MEP, AutoCAD® Structural Detailing, Autodesk® Showcase®, Autodesk® SketchBook® Designer, Autodesk® Revit®, Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design, Autodesk® Navisworks® Simulate

Autodesk® Building Design Suite combines Building Information Modeling (BIM) and CAD tools to help you design, visualize, and simulate more efficiently. Design and build better buildings with a comprehensive building design software solution.

• Present ideas more clearly with compelling visualizations.
• Use integrated simulation and analysis to help inform design and construction decisions.
• Create more consistent, higher-quality construction documentation.
• Improve control over project outcomes with valuable insight across the building lifecycle.


Sniper's Autodesk Event.

13 July 2012 02.00pm.

Sniper Systems & Solutions Pvt Ltd. celebrating their 10th Year of incorporation and providing quality IT solutions to their global clients across the country along with Autodesk and Aditya had conducted the launch of 2013 version of 3DS Max, Maya and Autodesk Building Design suite 2013 in Bangalore. The event was targeted at a select group of 50+ audience from the Architectural and Visualization market vertical in the Capitol Hotel, Bangalore.

Mr. Ramkumar (Bangalore - Branch Manger) of Sniper gave the welcome address followed by Mr. Kamala Kannan Autodesk presenting on the features of Autodesk Building Design Suite.

While presenting Mr. Lenin Christopher of Sniper mentioned the advancement in Autodesk 3DS Max 2013 as follows.



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                                                                                                           Nilesh Joshi - Channel Manager (South)- Autodesk

ActiveShade Interactive iray Rendering
Experience an interactive creative process for finalizing renderings, with new ActiveShade support for the NVIDIA® iray® renderer. ActiveShade enables you to iterate more effectively by providing an interactive rendering session that constantly updates as changes are made to cameras, lighting, materials, and geometry. By shortening the feedback loop, you can more efficiently fine-tune your scene, making it faster and easier to achieve your intended look.

Tabbed Layouts
With Autodesk 3ds Max 2013, you can easily create and switch between a number of viewport layout configurations, giving you efficient access to the views required for a particular task. Layouts can include both 3D and extended viewports. Selecting a different layout is as simple as clicking on its icon, or pressing a hotkey. You can share customized View Tabs with other artists and designers by saving and loading presets.

Customizable Workspaces
You can now adapt 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design to your personal way of working by selecting from a choice of default or custom workspaces. Each workspace can have individual settings for menus, toolbars, ribbon, and viewport tab presets; in addition, selecting a new workspace can automatically execute a MAXScript. This enables you to more easily configure the workspace to suit your preferences or to fit the task at hand; as an example, you might configure one workspace for modeling, and a different one for animating.

Render Pass System and Photoshop Interoperability
Scenes can now be more easily segmented for downstream compositing. Thanks to an entirely new render pass system in Autodesk 3ds Max, you can now create render elements for Autodesk® Smoke® 2013 software, Adobe® After Effects®, Adobe® Photoshop® software, or certain other image compositing applications more efficiently. A state recorder enables you to capture, edit, and save the current state, while a visual interface shows how compositing and render elements are wired together to create the final result. You can quickly set up and execute multiple render passes from a single file; individual passes can be modified without the need to re-render the whole scene, enhancing productivity.

Enhanced Interoperability with AutoCAD and Revit
Facilities working with both Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013 and Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2013 software can now take advantage of more efficient data exchange. Revit files (.RVT) can now be directly imported into 3ds Max Design 2013, enabling you to select a data view of choice to load from within the Revit file. New support has also been added for lights, daylight system, and exposure control in the importer for AutoCAD® 2013 files. In his presentation Mr. Kamala Kannan introduced the gathering to the various Autodesk consumer apps like Autodesk Desinreview, Sketchbook Pro, Autocad WS and 123D. He also spoke elaborately about Autodesk Building Design Suite.

Apple

Autodesk Building Design Suite Includes:
AutoCAD® , AutoCAD® Architecture, AutoCAD® MEP, AutoCAD® Structural Detailing, Autodesk® Showcase®, Autodesk® SketchBook® Designer, Autodesk® Revit®, Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design, Autodesk® Navisworks® Simulate

Autodesk® Building Design Suite combines Building Information Modeling (BIM) and CAD tools to help you design, visualize, and simulate more efficiently. Design and build better buildings with a comprehensive building design software solution.

• Present ideas more clearly with compelling visualizations.
• Use integrated simulation and analysis to help inform design and construction decisions.
• Create more consistent, higher-quality construction documentation.
• Improve control over project outcomes with valuable insight across the building lifecycle.


Sniper's Adobe Digital Video Tour.

12 October 2011 06.30pm.

An exclusive event was conducted by sniper on Adobe Digital Video Tour, this event was held at hotel Green Park Chennai. The four hour session was covered by Mr. Velmurugan the Director of the sniper and Mr. Guru Vaidya Application engineer from Adobe presented the integration of 3dsmax with after effects importing a 3d file inside the after effects as a raw file. This integration is seamless in after effects cs5.5. And also stereoscopic workflow integration with after effects was awesome getting the footages and working on dual layer of compositing. And gave some tips and tricks in motion graphics. Apple     Guru Vaidya Application engineer(adobe)                             C.Purusothaman Head – M & E



Sniper's Autodesk Maya Hands-On Workshop.

07 April 2011 03:50 PM.

Sniper's Autodesk Maya creative suite hands on workshop received a fabulous response from Chennai VFX & Animation community. The two sessions of the first day were fully packed with technicians actively participating in the proceedings and solving all their queries on the spot were the two senior presenters Karthik Balasubramaniam- Autodesk certified Instructor and Lenin - Regional Manager-Technical, Sniper Systems.

This event is a joint initiative of Autodesk & Sniper. This is first of a kind "Hands-On" event for Autodesk M&E Software solutions in India. Autodesk always had the luxury of having top of its class software technology. The vision for this hands on event was to take Autodesk world class technology closer to its actual users, understand their day to day professional challenges and provide solutions at the same time.

"This is an excellent and good attempt to conduct Hands-On session for technicians by Sniper. This is what we expect from our solution providers to be proactive in providing solutions and think "Out of the Box", I would insist Sniper to conduct more and more such events which will immensely help the technicians and the industry in the long run. In earlier seminars we were used to only see what is been done today we got an opportunity to do Hands-On. I appreciate Sniper's efforts and wish them all success", said V. Srinivas Murali Mohan CEO Indian Artists. Animation Xpress - Cult shrine for Animation, VFX, Gaming professionals.
Apple     Lenin - Regional Manager-Technical, Sniper Systems,     Karthik Balasubramaniam- Autodesk certified     Instructor,    V. Srinivas Murali Mohan CEO Indian Artists.



Assimilate Scratch 6 Launched in India by Sniper Systems and Assimilate .

June 15, 2011 2:07pm.

Sniper Systems and Solutions Pvt Ltd exclusive partners for Assimilate in South India along with Assimilate launched SCRATCH 6. This event was held at Hotel Green Park, Chennai and attracted all top colorist and film makers from across south India. Ms. Laura Castelli- alongside Mr. Nacho Mazzini – Vice President – Assimilate did an elaborate two hour technical launch of both SCRATCH LAB and SCRATCH FINISH.

Welcoming the gathering Sniper underlined the need of the hour an affordable yet powerful grading solution that could satisfy the ever growing demands of a Film Director yet shrinking production budgets. As the trend of the day has become packaging all VFX/DI and other film production solutions as one budget package, Any given studio's competitive edge is in the fact that it is able to deliver high quality projects at cost as low as possible, SCRATCH is the only solution that would allow you to achieve this.

Mr. Nacho while presenting said "If you produce dailies on-set for a feature film or in a visual effects pipeline at a FX house, SCRATCH Lab is the workflow tool for you. SCRATCH Lab is the industry's only comprehensive, end-to-end digital lab system designed to bring review, versioning, conform, primary color grading and deliverables all in one fast, intuitive application."

Ms. Laura demonstrated the powerful SCRATCH Features that included:                   Apple
                                                                                                                                                         Laura Castelli
                                                                                                                                                         Scratch Assimilator

  • Full resolution support for RED RAW, ARRI RAW, Panasonic, DLSR and all other popular camera formats.
  • Powerful finishing tools.
  • Fast, highly interactive color grading.
  • High-speed conform and confidence checking.
  • Advance audio sync.
  • Stereo 3D workflow support.
  • Flexibility and extensibility.

  • Ms. Laura highlighted the availability of SCRATCH for Mac, Virtually all features are available on either Mac OS® X or Windows 7.The entire demonstration is done using powerful Mac machines and Laura also used her apple iPad to show how easy it is to remote client review and approval with full html support.



    Mocha Pro event coverage in Chennai, India.

    Mar 01, 2011 7:00pm.

    The last day of February was a turning point for the Visual effects industry in South India. In a bleak amiable atmosphere was the lecture hall in Hotel Green park when technicians from most of the high ranked Post production companies stepped in. The presentation which awaited was first of its kind in India. It was the Launch of mocha Pro in the country by Imagnieer Systems and Sniper Systems followed by a professional seminar on its usage.

    Presenting the Seminar was Mr. Martin Brennand, Senior Product Specialist of Imagineer System, which works on post production for Movies all around the world. Mr. Brennand has been with the Hollywood Visual effects industry for 10 years and has significant experience in both creative and technical sides of software development. He has played a key role in supporting worldwide customers creating documentation and is well known for his comprehensive tutorial videos. There was a good gathering of enthusiastic crowd who had their eyes fixed on the screen where Mr. Brennand was unfolding the magic behind Mocha pro. He explained how planar tracking was a cakewalk with Mocha Pro. When the presentation was over the audience had their queries answered by Mr. Brennand.

    Following that was a small presentation by Mr. Vel Murugan, head of Sniper Systems who unveiled the upcoming launch of Authorized Training Centers for Mocha pro with an international syllabus and certification. He mentioned that there will be special training program for Faculty and there will be many benefits for training institutes authorized by them. NVidia played a significant role in the organizing of the event and there were a few show reels showcased to demonstrate its new Quadro Cuda Graphics Processor which is the talk of the Hollywood VFX industry today. Apple     Mr. Vel Murugan, Director of Sniper Systems,                    Mr. Martin Brennand, Senior Product Specialist of                                                                                                                  Imagineer System

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