Michael McCarthy is an accomplished 3D artist and trainer from Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Michael's skills in the 3D field are built on many years of painting and drawing. Character and FX animation are a few of Michael's passions. Michael has been an author and contributor to many 3ds max books and created training and documentation for 3ds max as well as many of it's most popular plug-ins. Michael is an Autodesk Certified Instructor and teaches at The New England Institute of Art, Siggraph Master Classes, and studios such as CafeFX. Always on the cutting edge of technology, Michael works with many leading 3d developers doing product design and training for new products including Particle Flow Box 2 and Zookeeper. His experience on projects such as Spiderman 3, Nims Island,Treasure Quest, and Sims keeps Michael engaged in all nuances of film, broadcast, and games production.