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Cross-Disciplinary Community to Focus on the Development of Previsualization

The Previsualization Society, a non-profit, interdisciplinary organization dedicated to the advancement of previsualization (“previs”), was officially announced today.

Autodesk Headline News

China's Post-Production Training Center Equipped with Autodesk Solutions

Press Release from Autodesk

Shanghai, CHINA, July 28, 2009 -- The Animation Public Technical Service Platform of Shanghai (APTSP) has created China's first post-production training center, to grow high-end animation and post-production public services, train local talent and showcase innovative technology. APTSP offers complete, data-centric workflows that include Autodesk, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: ADSK) Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Inferno visual effects systems, Autodesk Smoke editorial finishing system, and Autodesk Lustre digital color-grading system.

Technology Headline News

Academy's Tech Council Selects Students for 2009 Internship Program

Press Release from The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Beverly Hills, CA -- The Science and Technology Council of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has selected four individuals to participate in a summer internship program for students interested in careers in motion picture computer graphics and animation technology.

Animation Headline News

New Luxology modo 401 Training DVD Now Available

Press Release from 3D Garage

Chicago, IL -- July 20, 2009 -- 3D, a top producer of instructional training videos for 3D modeling and digital content creation, announced today Luxology modo 401 Signature Courseware is now available at The DVD, created by Dan Ablan author of the "Official Luxology modo Guide" for modo 201 and modo 301, is a comprehensive instructional video for beginning to intermediate modeling and animation using modo 401.

Studios Headline News

Escape Studios Secures Venture Capital Funding

Press Release from Escape Studios

London, 01 July 2009: Escape Studios, the world's leading school of computer graphics, has secured funding from leading UK Venture Capital Trust, Chrysalis VCT, to accelerate the development of its distance learning services for the computer graphics industries.

Effects Headline News

Escape Studios Offers First Combined Nuke and Maya Training

Press Release from Escape Studios

Escape Studios has moved quickly to offer the industry's first combined Nuke and Maya training course to give any aspiring 3D visual effects artist the "must have" skills to pursue a career in the visual effects industry.

Headline News

Digital-Tutors Reveals Complete Guide to Efficiently Learning Maya 2009

Press Release from Digital-Tutors

Oklahoma City, OK - June 19, 2009 - Since its conception in 2001, Digital-Tutors has received accolades for teaching award-winning video-based training and achieved industry recognition through the creation of hundreds of educational titles for emerging digital artists in the film, game, and television industries and with 'Introduction to Maya 2009,' Digital-Tutors continues to exceed expectations.

Headline News

Escape Studios Offers Range of Short Summer Courses

Press Release from Escape Studios

London, 10th June 2009: Want to know what it's like to work in a thriving, dynamic industry? Escape Studios is offering school leavers and graduates a taster into the world of computer graphics with its new three-day summer courses that highlight the exciting career opportunities on offer to students and provide valuable insight into the industry.

Animation Headline News

New Mentors at Animation Mentor

Press Release from Animation Mentor

Emeryville, CA -- June 5, 2009 -- (Animation Mentor), the leading online character animation school created by animators for animators, today announces four new professional animators to their roster of mentors now totaling 77.

Game Headline News

Madison Media Institute to Start Game Art/Animation Program

Press Release from Madison Media Institute

This fall, Madison Media Institute will launch its long anticipated Game Art and Animation (GAM) program. Madison Media Institute (MMI) is a media arts specialty school located in Madison, Wisconsin and is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

Digital Headline News

Digital-Tutors Unveils First Design and Art Training Title for 2D Artists

Press Release from Digital-Tutors

Oklahoma City, OK - June 2, 2009 - Digital-Tutors, an award-wining provider of video-based training for emerging digital artists, today announced their first design and art training title for 2D artists - 'Digital Painting: Illustrating Eyes,' the latest release redefining the company's growing library of interactive training for students, professionals, and educators using Photoshop, the world renowned graphics, photo, and video editing software developed by Adobe.

Entertainment Headline News

Cal State Fullerton Offers Entertainment Biz Degree

The Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University, Fullerton is introducing an Entertainment & Tourism Management undergraduate program to prepare business students for a career in many areas of the entertainment "biz."

Headline News

The Gnomon Workshop Releases New Creating Next-Gen Characters For Games DVD

In this DVD, Richard Smith guides you through modeling a Next-Gen game character. Richard starts with a rough concept design and then creates a low-res base mesh. From there he sculpts each part in ZBrush with special attention paid to creating realistic clothing folds. Once each part is completely sculpted Richard retopologizes it inside of Maya using a plug-in called Nex. Finally, using XNormal he creates the normal map and then sets everything up in Maya.

Production Headline News

i3DTutorials Releases Rendering with mental ray in 3ds Max 2010

Miami, FL -- May 2009 -- i3DTutorials announces their latest training product for Autodesk 3ds Max, "Rendering with mental ray in 3ds Max 2010." This latest offering from the growing i3DTutorials library of Autodesk 3ds Max training products, introduces 3D artists to the advanced concepts and production workflows needed to render imagery of professional quality using the industry standard mental ray renderer.

Effects Headline News

Gnomon Workshop Releases New mental ray DVD

Press Release from The Gnomon Workshop

This week The Gnomon Workshop announces the release of a new Mental Ray DVD by Gnomon Workshop veteran instructor Matt Hartle. In this new title Matt discusses and demonstrates the steps he takes to produce a finished visual effects shot using Maya, Mental Ray and After Effects. With the benefit of his many years of production and teaching experience, Matt focuses on the techniques needed to get the project done fast and efficiently.