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Headline News Digital-Tutors Releases Introduction To Modeling In Modo

Digital-Tutors, has released INTRODUCTION TO MODELING IN MODO, the third installment in a growing library of interactive training for emerging digital artists learning modo, the artist-friendly 3D software for PCs and Macs.

INTRODUCTION TO MODELING IN MODO provides five hours of project-driven training for new and experienced artists learning a time-saving workflow to automotive modeling and a comprehensive overview of the modeling tools available in modo, which are currently being used in feature films, games, and design.

Headline News Digital-Tutors Releases Guide To Animating Cartoon Characters In Maya

Digital-Tutors has released ANIMATING CARTOON CHARACTERS IN MAYA -- the newest release for aspiring artists using Maya, the award-winning 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering solution.

ANIMATING CARTOON CHARACTERS IN MAYA offers six hours of project-based training for experienced artists learning to create stylized toon animations and provides animators with a workflow to creating toon character animations, time-saving squash and stretch techniques, and the principles of story-telling through movements.

Headline News Career Day Speaker Requested -- Animators And Illustrators

Hewes Middle School in Tustin, California (Orange County) is having its triennial Career Day on Friday, May 23, 2008. Questionnaires were given to the students asking them what their "dream" careers would be. More than 60 students reported that if they could be anything in the world, they would choose to be animator/illustrators. Teacher Victoria Rutledge is trying to find someone in the industry who would be willing to come and share their experience with these kids who share your passion for animation. These kids chose animation over movie star, pro athlete, rock star, etc.

Headline News Digital-Tutors Releases Mental Ray Workflows In Maya: Caustics

Digital-Tutors released MENTAL RAY WORKFLOWS IN MAYA: CAUSTICS -- the latest release in a growing library of interactive training for emerging digital artists using Maya, the award-winning 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering solution.

MENTAL RAY WORKFLOWS IN MAYA: CAUSTICS contains two hours of project-based training for intermediate artists learning methods for realistically reflecting and refracting light rays in scenes and time-saving rendering techniques that can be used in numerous scenarios that require caustic effects.

Headline News Digital-Tutors Releases HDRI Workflow For XSI And Photoshop

Digital-Tutors today announced the availability of HDRI WORKFLOW WITH XSI AND PHOTOSHOP, the newest releases in a growing library of interactive training for emerging digital artists using SOFTIMAGE|XSI, a complete 3D package for modeling, rendering, and character animation, and Adobe Photoshop, the world-renowned photo and video editing software.

Digital-Tutors is a SOFTIMAGE official training partner and Adobe Photoshop certified expert

Headline News Cogno Continues To Build First Video Game

Stuart Montaldo wants his brand of award-winning games, books and soon, interactive games, to become a household name. To make that happen, he implemented a strategy for making them classroom names first.

Montaldo's company, Cogno Products, is the creator of the multimedia kid's brand, "Cogno," which takes a "Star Wars-Meets-Magic School Bus" approach to fun and learning. Cogno -- a wise and friendly alien with a single giant eye -- is also the central fictional character around which the brand is based.

Headline News Maxon's Cineversity Hits 1,000 Tutorial Milestone

MAXON Computer, a leading developer of professional 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions, announced that there are now more than 1,000 tutorials available on its online education and training resource, Cineversity.

This major milestone underscores MAXON's commitment to helping artists maximize their creative potential by providing instruction on some of the world's most advanced visual effects techniques and methods.

Headline News Digital-Tutors Releases HDRI Workflow For Maya And Photoshop

HDRI WORKFLOW WITH MAYA AND PHOTOSHOP is the latest release in a growing library of interactive training for emerging digital artists from Digital-Tutors.

HDRI WORKFLOW WITH MAYA AND PHOTOSHOP contains over two hours of project-based training for artists learning the fundamentals of HDRI and image base lighting and includes a practical workflow to creating HDR Images for use in a multitude of scenarios and projects.

Headline News Eyeon To Partner With Digital-Tutors

eyeon Software announced they have partnered with Digital-Tutors to complete a brand new Fusion training series.

Digital-Tutors is developing a library of training materials for new and experienced artists learning and using Fusion, eyeon's leading flagship compositing toolset for film, commercial broadcast, motion graphics and games development markets.

Headline News Learn To Animate Quadrupeds With Digital-Tutors

ANIMATING QUADRUPEDS IN XSI is the newest release in a growing library of interactive training for aspiring artists using SOFTIMAGE|XSI, a complete 3D package for modeling, rendering, and character animation from Digital-Tutors.

ANIMATING QUADRUPEDS IN XSI provides nearly four hours of project-oriented training for artists learning time-saving animation techniques, the mechanics of quadrupeds, and a flexible workflow to creating convincing animations in XSI.

Headline News ZBrush Tutorial Available Now

Digital-Tutors, announced the availability of DETAILING NEXT-GEN CHARACTERS IN ZBRUSH -- an interactive training product developed to teach artists a production-based workflow to digital sculpting and character development for use in next-generation games.

Headline News New Line At The Animation Workshop

The Animation Workshop in Denmark has just started a new Computer Graphics Artist line within its Bachelor program, helping young artists meet the demand for CG around the world.

The first class of 25 students started on this new line February 1, 2008.

The students will learn about design, layout and the workflow in a 3D production as a whole, including all the necessary steps along the way. They will be able to design a universe, build it up and animate it in the computer.

Headline News LA Film School To Launch First Degree Program

The Los Angeles Film School has announced the start date for its first degree offering, an Associate of Science Degree in Film, set to begin in July 2008.

The Film Associate's Degree Program will replace the Immersion Certificate Program that the school has offered since its inception in 1999.

The new degree, which would typically account for two years of credit hours at a traditional college, will be completed through 12 months of immersive study.

Headline News Digital-Tutors Releases Fundamentals Of RealWave in RealFlow

FUNDAMENTALS OF REALWAVE IN REALFLOW, is the latest release in a growing library of interactive training for emerging digital artists using RealFlow, the 3D industry's leading physical simulation tool for creating accurate and realistic dynamic simulations and fluid effects.

Digital-Tutors, a Next Limit Certified Training Partner and leader in video-based training released the training video.

Headline News Rigging In XSI Help From Digital Tutors

Digital-Tutors today announced the availability of INTRODUCTION TO RIGGING IN XSI' -- the 21st release in a growing library of interactive educational training for aspiring artists using SOFTIMAGE|XSI, a complete 3D package for modeling, rendering, and character animation.

Digital-Tutors is a SOFTIMAGE official training partner and leader in video-based training for emerging digital artists.

Headline News Digital-Tutors Release: Next-Gen Maya Characters

Digital-Tutors announced Thursday the newest release in a growing library of educational training, MODELING NEXT-GEN CHARACTERS IN MAYA.

MODELING NEXT-GEN CHARACTERS IN MAYA is five hours of project-based training for new and experienced artists learning the creative and technical processes of modeling characters for use in next-generation games.

Digital-Tutors is an Autodesk authorized Publisher and leader in video-based training for emerging digital artists.

Headline News Sony To Boost Women In Gaming

Sony Online Entertainment announced today they will create a progressive new scholarship program with The Art Institutes designed to educate and recruit more women into the video game industry.

The official SOE G.I.R.L. - Gamers In Real Life - scholarship is the first of its kind with The Art Institutes to encourage students toward career paths in the creative and applied arts, ultimately resulting in the development of games that are more interesting for women to play.

Headline News Gnomon Workshop DVD Releases

The Gnomon Workshop released two new titles this week on their Creative Production Pipeline covering character design and matte painting.

Artists Thierry Doizon (aka BARONTiERi) and Sebastien Larroude (aka Rainart) reveal their techniques using a myriad of tools including PhotoShop, Maya, ZBrush and Fusion.

The two new titles delve into the broad expanse of the creative process, from getting creative, researching, working as a team all the way through lighting effects and color correction.

Headline News Softimage Unveils 2008 Education Program

Softimage announced details of its newly expanded 2008 Education Program. This program offers specialized curriculums for training facilities and instructors mentoring the next generation of 3D artists and animators. Softimage also unveiled the Softimage Graduate Program -- awarding students with a free one-year commercial license of SOFTIMAGE|XSI Essentials software valued at $2,995 when they complete their degree or diploma from a recognized Softimage Education Partner.

Headline News Pixar Offers RenderMan Certified Courseware

Pixar Animation Studios released the first version of its RenderMan Certified Courseware created in association with Escape Studios. With contributions from the world's most accomplished visual effects and feature animation studios, Pixar's RenderMan Certified Courseware is the perfect educational resource for everyone from the beginner to the advanced professional.

Headline News Animation Mentor Celebrates 3rd Graduation with Docter Address

Online animation school AnimationMentor.com celebrated its third commencement Saturday, Jan. 12, in San Francisco. Pixar Animation Studios filmmaker Pete Docter (MONSTERS, INC.), joined onstage by animators from ILM, Pixar Animation Studios and DreamWorks/PDI, all of whom teach at the school, delivered the inspirational commencement address. The graduating class included students from 20 countries and an equal number of states.

Headline News Mocap Studio Opens at UCF

Vicon Ent.'s Los Angeles-based House of Moves has launched a new state-of-the art motion-capture studio at the University of Central Florida on the grounds of the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy, UCF's graduate video-game development school. The 3,500-square-foot studio, one of the largest on the East Coast, is described by House of Moves executives as a "world-class facility" for industry professionals and academia.

Headline News Registration Open for January08 Term at fxphd

fxphd.com is offering 30 courses in the new January08 term (with classes beginning Jan. 14), including 11 new courses.

fxphd continues its production stream with courses on RED camera workflow and digital photography for vfx. They also have a new focus on motion graphics design this term, with three new mograph-centric courses. But they haven't abandoned their vfx/post roots and have new courses in Maya, Flame 2008 and Shake.

Highlights include:

Headline News Digital-Tutors Offers Creating Cartoon Characters in modo 301

Digital-Tutors has released CREATING CARTOON CHARACTERS IN MODO, the first title in a new library of interactive training for emerging digital artists learning modo.

CREATING CARTOON CHARACTERS IN MODO provides more than six hours of project-based training that guides artists through a time-saving approach to character creation, art direction, look development and the processes of modeling, texturing and rendering cartoon characters using modo 301. CREATING CARTOON CHARACTERS IN MODO training is available as a download and also ships on disc.

Headline News SCAD Announces New Chair of Visual Effects Dept.

The Savannah College of Art and Design School of Film and Digital Media has appointed Stuart Robertson the new chair of its visual effects program for the college's Savannah and Atlanta locations. As chair, Robertson will provide academic leadership and be instrumental in creating new curriculum, as well as serve as a resource for faculty and students.

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