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About the Author
Kim Lee has worked over the past 15+ years as an animator, VFX supervisor, technical director, director, author, teacher, and community leader. His work in both the digital and physical realms span from commercials for clients such as Chase, American Express, Google, and Lexus to feature film development at Disney Feature Animation and work on television series like Elementary, Mega Cities, and Crime 360. Kim's recent work blends his strong background in digital production with electronics, programming, carpentry, and mechanical systems, and leverages recent developments in the growing maker movement.
Worlds Away Productions, a company he cofounded with his brother and production designer Kai, was chosen to animate and develop the cartoon series Hopeless Pictures on IFC. Kim has directed commercials such as the "Whac-A-Charge" spot for Time Warner Cable and a 1-minute autostereoscopic piece for the world launch tour of the Lexus CT 200h, as well as a music video for Chris Rock.
Kim has represented Autodesk, traveling through Europe and North America to train artists and instructors at IBM, Electronic Arts, and MTV. He has also worked as a 3ds Max demo artist for Autodesk at all the major trade shows, such as SIGGRAPH, NAB, Game Developers Conference, and IBC. He has written for numerous publications and is the author of 3ds Max 2010 Architectural Visualization: Advanced to Expert, and Inside 3ds Max 4. Kim is also a member of United Scenic Artists, IATSE Local 829.