Meats Meier is currently a freelance illustrator and animator living in Downtown Los Angeles, California. He taught the first ever ZBrush course at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, and is the author of the very popular "Introduction to ZBrush" training DVD produced by the Gnomon Workshop. Meats is also an award-winning digital artist (including two Expose' Master awards) with over a decade of experience in a wide range of artistic fields. Meats feature film credits include "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" and "Hellboy" as a technical director and compositer. He has also worked as an airbrush artist, lead artist at a video game studio (Beyond Games), and has had a successful career as an independent artist and illustrator. Meier's artwork is on the cover of numerous books, magazines, and web sites and he was honored with the prestigious "Maya Master" title by Alias at SIGGRAPH 2003. In 2006, Meats helped with the stereoscopic graphics for the cover of the TOOL album "10,000 Days" and now continues to work on animations along side Chet Zar and Camella Grace for their live touring concerts.