Graphics, Modeling, Rendering, Compositing, VFX, beer, and networking. If it involves 3 dimensions, we're down for it.  Group is for programmers, modellers, and animators of all kinds.  Whether 3D is just hobby, or your day job.  All industries welcome: games, VFX, architecture, medical, etc. Also please check out the NURDS blog:

Our meetups are a chance to talk to other 3D professionals over a drink or two.  We usually meet somewhere around the financial district for weekday happy hours.

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Welcome hackers, renderers, modelers, and dabblers!

Recent Meetups

  • 4 days ago · 7:00 PM

    Graphics happy hour

    13 Active NURDs

    We will be heading to Beerhall (on Polk and Market) for a happy hour where we can talk 3D over beer.  The Beerhall is an excellent beer bar (who also have a good wine... Learn more
  • February 19 · 6:30 PM

    Come see my "Papers We Love" mini-talk

    4 Active NURDs | 4.00

    This February I will be presenting a mini-talk at the "Papers we love" event.  The main talk will be  about the paper: Orleans: A Framework for Cloud Computing by Sergey... Learn more
  • February 11 · 6:30 PM


    18 Active NURDs | 5.00

    NOTE: New date/time 11th Feb at 6:30 "An Animated World" is SF Indiefest's animated short film showcase.  It's back in 2015 with another selection of some of the best... Learn more
  • February 10 · 6:00 PM

    The Spirit and Stories of PDI

    10 Active NURDs | 4.00

    The recent closure of PDI/Dreamworks was an incredibly sad day for the SF 3D graphics community (and the world 3D graphics community). Next Tuesday the SF Chapter of... Learn more
  • January 13 · 7:00 PM

    Graphics happy hour

    31 Active NURDs | 5.00

    Perforce have kindly agreed to sponsor this meetup (ie pay for our drinks :) ).  There we also be a few Perforce folks there to talk about their version control products... Learn more
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