Friday, April 23, 2010

ASIFA-Colorado Presents: A Night with 3D Modeler Greg German


From Computer Animation to Custom Guitars: A Night with 3D Modeler Greg German

Friday, May 14th 2010
Boulder Digital Arts
1600 Range Street, Suite 100
Boulder, CO 80301

$5 non-members
$2 students
ASIFA members FREE!

Greg German was trained as a medical illustrator at UT Southwestern and graduated with an M.A. in Biomedical Communications. His thesis was a 3D computer animation exploring the physics and physiology of the inner ear. His professional career has taken him from medical animation for pharmaceutical ads to working as a character animator and modeler on games for Warner Bros® and Hasbro®.

Woodworking and building furniture was always a personal outlet for Greg. After a brief stint as an animation instructor at the Art Institute of Colorado, Greg made the leap to become an apprentice in Edward V. Dick's Arvada repair shop. For several years after the apprenticeship, Edward and Greg collaborated to produce a line of steel string flattop guitars.

Greg is a seasoned computer modeler, and computer animation allows him to experiment with different instrument designs before they are built. His medical illustration training has ingrained in him an attention to detail that he now applies to Lutherie.  You can see his work at
Please join us for an informative dialogue with Greg on his fascinating journey from medical anatomy to video games to creating custom guitars for clients all over the world.