UTM student team is tops in regional contest

CYBERJAYA: A team of Malaysian students beat 18 others from all over the region to win the Autodesk Panorama 2010 Asia-Pacific Design Challenge.

After four days of intense competing, Team Ar.Madilo of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) made the nation proud when it took first place.

The team was tops in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction segment of the competition’s Innovation and Design category.

UTM students Chong Wan Hui, Safraa Nur Jannah Abdul Jabar and Mohamad Hanif Othman took home US$1,200 (RM3,840) in cash, a copy of Autodesk Education Master Suite, a certificate for each team member, and a trophy.

The other teams were from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Sungkyunkwan University, Singapore Polytechnic, and City University of Hong Kong.

Now in its second year, the competition pits young animators and design students from Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, and Taiwan against each other. It is divided into several categories.

Participating teams are required to submit original animated short films and digital design projects created with Autodesk software for a chance to be selected to represent their country at the final.

More than 3,000 submissions were received this year and 19 student teams competed in the final which was held at the MSC Innovation Centre here from Dec 7 to 10.

The teams were mentored by industry professionals Addeem Multimedia, Lucasfilm Singapore, Al Jazeera Children’s Channel, Titane Design Consultant and HOK Architects.

According to Autodesk director of worldwide education marketing Alissa Sykes, the teams blossomed under the mentorship.

“Their voracious appetite to learn and their ability to produce such high quality work in a short period is truly inspiring,” she said. Autodesk is a 3D design software solutions provider.

The competition was co-organised by the Multimedia Development Corporation, caretaker of the MSC Malaysia initiative which is geared towards leapfrogging the nation in information and communications technology.

++++ www.apac-panorama.com

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