Andrew Schneider, Senior FX Technical Director at Blue Sky Studios, spent a day at the Department of Visualization meeting with students to conduct one-on-one demo reel critiques. Later that evening, Andrew concluded his visit to Aggieland by giving a presentation on some of Blue Sky Studio’s procedurally generated CG work. Andrew discussed how his team produced a large volume of “art-directed” clouds for the film Rio. Doing so required optimal management, composition and ray-tracing techniques. During this visit, Andrew was accompanied by Blue Sky Studio’s senior recruiter, Deb Stone.