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Since 1998, the SEMAFX Network serves as Michigan's premiere HUB for Animation, Visual FX, high end visualization and digital content creation.  We are professionals, amateurs, students and grizzled veterans-  mentoring and inspiring young people and promoting our Craft.  We fiercely network and share ideas, tips, tricks, resources, news and gossip; to develop our collective skills and generate new business opportunities for our region's collective talent and market this to a growing number of industries- locally and worldwide.

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Michigan's Animation, Visualization & FX Networking Community

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  • i3Detroit

    i3Detroit is a local makerspace and co-working DIY facility.

  • Specs Howard School of Media Arts

    Event Venue Host

  • The Foundry

    They donated seats of software and made a special trip to Detroit!

  • Ballistic Press

    The World's coolest coffee table books on digital art!

  • Focal Press

    Discounts to members- see Perks!

  • DigiEffects

    Powerful video effects plug-ins for Ae and NLE systems

  • Studio Center Michigan

    Studio Center plays host for the special two day event in Sept, 2015.

  • Red Giant Software

    Special deals on software for animation and visual effects production.

  • Allegorithmic

    Maker of Substance, a set of hot new 3D painting and texturing tools.

  • SmithMicro

    Poser, Anime Studio, Manga Studio and MORE!

  • Unity3D

    Unity is providing SEMAFX members special offers, support and SWAG!

  • Toolfarm

    Great resource for plugins on all platforms and apps.

  • Autodesk

    The industry standard, Autodesk is a valuable partner to SEMAFX!

  • College for Creative Studies

    CCS is a great creative environment, and we have the best events there!

  • Stage 3

    Spectacular venue for production and events!

  • Digital Tutors

    Tremendous online training resources for the digital arts!

  • The Dovetail

    An awesome meeting environment!

  • Turbosquid

    They named their company this because all the good ones were taken!

  • The Redford Theater

    A unique Detroit "cinexperience!" Enjoy the original Barton pipe organ!

  • The Big Salad

    A local eatery featuring the freshest and healthiest fare. Go Green!

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