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Pete Draper

Pete Draper Pete is the Director of Visual Effects at Lightworx, a VFX facility and production house in Bristol, UK. A CG artist with well over a decade's industry experience, Pete worked initially as a fine/graphic artist before moving onto CG in the late 80's, early 90's.

After working for several companies ranging from multimedia production through to TV with senior roles of Lead and Senior Artist and Head of Media, Pete worked as a freelancer for a number of years which gave him the opportunity to experience all areas of the industry including the time to write his own book Deconstructing the Elements with 3ds Max.

Since 2004 Pete has been with Lightworx as their Director of Visual Effects, and heads up the animation and effects department as a technical director and effects supervisor as well as an on-set visual effects supervisor. He also writes for several CG-orientated magazines such as 3D World and Computer Arts amongst others and still finds time in his hectic schedule to help other budding artists on the numerous forums through the internet while providing a large resource of tutorials and papers on his own site.