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Digital-Tutors Releases Five New Video Training Titles

Digital-Tutors, an award-winning provider of video-based training for emerging digital artists in the film, television and game industries, today released Version 1.1 of their online leaning library and educational platform.

Press Release from Digital-Tutors

Oklahoma City, OK - October 16, 2009 - Digital-Tutors, an award-winning provider of video-based training for emerging digital artists in the film, television and game industries, today released Version 1.1 of their online leaning library and educational platform. This new edition provides a compilation of innovative upgrades including an enhanced Video Player, 'My Content' feature updates, advanced Group Management tools, optimized browsing and filtering results, as well as a variety of additional unique settings.

Along with the announcement of Version 1.1 is the release of 'Getting Started with Auto Rigs in Houdini,' 'Introduction to Tracking in Fusion,' 'Introduction to Tracking in Nuke,' 'Compositing 3D Renders in Toxik' and 'New Rendering Features in modo 401.' These five new titles provide artists of all skill levels with 45 project-based lessons and nearly five hours of self-paced training for learning how to efficiently rig characters using Auto Rigs in Houdini, explore essential tracking techniques in Fusion, easily create keyframes from real-life footage with tracking tips in Nuke, bring in multiple 3D render passes and composite them on a photograph in Toxik, and discover several of the new rendering features now available in modo 401.

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Getting Started with Auto Rigs in Houdini

Key topics include: overview of Auto Rigs, examining Animation Rig controls, constructing a custom Auto Rig, fitting the Auto Rig to a character, fitting the fingers of the Auto Rig, creating the Animation Rig from custom Auto Rig and using the Deform Rig.

For a detailed description and free preview, visit: http://www.digitaltutors.com/09/training.php?cid=84&pid=109

Introduction to Tracking in Fusion

Key topics include: one point tracking, tracker and translate nodes to apply animation, creating a two point track, editing tracking data, four point tracking and fixing jumping trackers, matte control to clean a four point track, compositing the reflection onto the four point track, and creating a clean track using color correction techniques.

For a detailed description and free preview, visit: http://www.digitaltutors.com/09/training.php?cid=104&pid=207

Introduction to Tracking in Nuke

Key topics include: one point tracking, tracker and translate nodes to apply animation, creating a two point track, editing tracking data, four point tracking and fixing jumping trackers, matte control to clean a four point track, compositing the reflection onto the four point track, and creating a clean track using color correction techniques.

For a detailed description and free preview, visit: http://www.digitaltutors.com/09/training.php?cid=203&pid=208

Compositing 3D Renders in Toxik

Key topics include: blend and comps to composite 3D render passes, color correcting various passes using CC_Basics, using the rewire tool, shadow and indirect passes, coloring the drop shadow and fixing alpha issues, using streams to transform multiple nodes, control edge to fix a black outline, Lightwrap to tie the foreground to the background, color correct tools, chromatic aberration, and adding grain to our car for that final level of detail.

For a detailed description and free preview, visit: http://www.digitaltutors.com/09/training.php?cid=120&pid=205

New Rendering Features in modo 401

Key topics include: blurry reflections and refractions, shadow catchers, creating realistic volumetric lighting, rendering with dispersion and caustics, utilizing multiple environments as well as light linking.

For a detailed description and free preview, visit: http://www.digitaltutors.com/09/training.php?cid=87&pid=211

About Digital-Tutors

Digital-Tutors is an innovator and leader in video-based training for emerging digital artists. The award-winning educational solutions developed by the team of educators and industry professionals at Digital-Tutors are currently being used by students, professionals, universities, and production companies from across the globe. Artists from the world's top studios are utilizing Digital-Tutors' training solutions and services to assist in the creation of next generation feature films, commercials, video games, visual effects, and emerging media. Digital-Tutors maintains strategic relationships and partnerships with Autodesk, Pixologic, Houdini, Luxology, Next Limit, Adobe, Pixar, eyeon, and Microsoft in the development of the software and education materials. Learn more at www.digitaltutors.com.

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