About the author

Dariush Derakhshani
Dariush Derakhshani is an award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor and Head of CG for Radium|ReelFX in Santa Monica. Dariush has been working in VFX for more than 13 years and teaching classes in CG and effects production for 11 years. He is the best-selling author of a handful of books, including the popular Introducing Maya and co-author of the Introducing 3ds Max series.

Dariush received an M.F.A. in Film, Video, and Computer Animation in 1997 from USC. Dariush also holds a B.A. in Architecture and Theatre from Lehigh University in Pennsylvania. He has worked on feature films, music videos, and countless commercials as a 3D animator and VFX Supervisor, garnering honors from the London International Advertising Awards, the ADDY Awards, the Telly Awards and a Visual Effects Society Awards nomination. He is bald and has flat feet.

Author Articles

  • Review: NEC's MultiSync PA271W
    Review: NEC's MultiSync PA271W

    Second only to staring at the walls in my office, I stare at a screen all day, every day. Having been able to review monitors and graphics systems for quite a few years now, I’ve grown accustomed to s ...

    December 6, 2010

  • Review: Studio GPU’s MachStudio Pro
    Review: Studio GPU’s MachStudio Pro

    I like things done quick. In spots, that’s the mantra. You need results fast with minimal time spent chasing your own tail. With style frames or look development, this couldn’t be more true. When I wa ...

    October 5, 2010

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