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HeadlineArtwork of Clarkson Digital Arts & Sciences Class Featured by Software Development Company

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The students in DA 200, the 3D Digital Design class, utilized the 3D modeling software Rhinoceros to build objects and environments that can be applied to a variety of functions, like still imagery, product design, and computer animation. machia

DA200 is a studio course, which introduces 3D modeling, texturing, lighting, rendering, and composition through the use of the computer. The course demonstrates the importance 3D modeling has in product design as well as its uses for animation in film and gaming.

The artwork featured on the site is a result of a variety of projects, which challenged the students with assignments focusing on creative composition, product design, and interior/atmospheric modeling.

McNeel's Web site features examples of institutions and artists using their software to create work in various fields of art & design. The "student work" gallery is used to show off the very best examples.

The students who had artwork featured on the Web site are junior Spencer Nowak, a digital arts and sciences major from Massena, N.Y.; senior Nick Machia, a digital arts and sciences major from Watertown, N.Y.; sophomore Kyle Marchal, a communication and media major from Castile, N.Y.; junior Tim Smith, a digital arts and sciences major from Rochester, N.Y.; junior Jacob Swain, a digital arts and sciences major from Marshfield, Maine; junior Yu Hon Lim a digital arts and sciences major from Brooklyn, N.Y.; and senior Joshua J. Taylor, a SUNY Potsdam art studio major from Madrid, N.Y.

You can see the students' artwork online at

Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, is a private, nationally ranked university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business, the sciences, health sciences and the humanities. At Clarkson, 3,000 high-ability students excel in an environment where learning is not only positive, friendly and supportive but spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. Faculty members achieve international recognition for their research and scholarship and connect students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving.

Photo caption: Seven students in a digital arts & sciences class at Clarkson University have had their artwork featured on software development company McNeel's Web site. This realistic image, "In the Bedroom" by Nick Machia, is one of the images featured on the site.

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