Dariush Derakhshani is a VFX and CG supervisor in Los Angeles, Ca. and an award-winning CG generalist-lighter on commercials and feature films for over 20 years at such places as Digital Domain, Pixomondo, Zoic Studios, Radium|ReelFX, Café FX, Rhythm and Hues, and Sight Effects. He is the author of several 3ds Max and Maya books, and has been an educational resource around the world for 15 years, teaching and designing curriculum and certification programs. Dariush currently holds several certifications from Autodesk and is a V-Ray Licensed Trainer. In addition, Dariush has been publishing tutorials, articles, and computer hardware reviews on Maya for over fifteen years in print and online publications as Post Magazine and PostPerspective.com.