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Daryoush Derakhshani, M.F.A.

Adjunct Associate Professor

Affiliated Divisions:

John C. Hench Division of Animation + Digital Arts

Work Phone: 213.821.4396

Dariush Derakhshani, a member of the Visual Effects Society, is an award-winning CG animator and author of several Maya books, including the best-selling series Introducing Maya: 3D for Beginners and Maya: Secrets of the Pros who teaches Maya and animation classes. He is currently a supervisor with Zoic Studios and has been an animator and supervisor on commercials and feature films for the past 10 years at such places as Radium, Café FX, Cobalt FX, and Sight Effects.

Derakhshani is the editor in chief of HDRI3d Magazine and has been publishing tutorials, articles, and books on Maya for the past four years in such publications as Post, CGW, 3D World,, and

He has won a few Telly Awards, a London Advertising Award, the Bronze Plaque from the Columbus Film Festival, a graduate fellowship from Paramount Pictures, a nomination for a VES Award, and shares other accolades from the London International Advertising Festival and the AICP (American Independent Commercial Producers).