Digital-Tutors released Flash and Maya Integration -- the newest release in a growing library of interactive training for emerging digital artists using Flash, an advanced authoring environment for creating interactive content for digital, Web, and mobile platforms, and Maya, the award-winning 3-D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering solution.
Category: Education and Training
Johannes Wolters dives into fmx/08, which this year offered an even greater number of stimulating discussions on the state of artistic and technological visual content.
Seven new educational institutions have been accepted into Sony Pictures Imageworks' Professional Academic Excellence (IPAX) program, it was announced today by the company's president, Tim Sarnoff. After a rigorous review process, Imageworks has admitted the following schools into the program, including, for the first time, two international institutions:
* Brigham Young University* California State University Northridge* Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg* Linkopings Universitet* New York University* School of Visual Arts
Digital-Tutors has released PIPELINE DEVELOPMENT WITH MAYA AND XNA -- 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, and XNA, Microsoft's industry-leading software, services, resources, and communities focused on enabling game developers to be successful on Microsoft gaming platforms.
This week the Gnomon Workshop is excited to brings you their much-anticipated two-volume series on Dave Dorman's Illustration Techniques.
In these dynamic titles Eisner Award-winning artist Dorman shares his techniques for creating original pencil art all the way through to painting the final piece. These DVDs cover such topics as composition, light and shadow, figure drawing, preparing a board for painting, color theory, oil painting and mixed media.
ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES WITH DAVE DORMAN VOLUME 1: PENCIL ART AND PAINTING PREPARATION:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.