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Digital-Tutors Releases Fundamentals of Maya: Mastering Render Nodes

Digital-Tutors announced the worldwide availability of FUNDAMENTALS OF MAYA: MASTERING RENDER NODES training kit, the newest release in a library of industry leading training resources for emerging digital artists. Digital-Tutors offers more than 2.5 hours of comprehensive and enjoyable training, giving users giving users in-depth knowledge of Maya's Render Nodes and ultimate control over the appearance of rendered objects.

FUNDAMENTALS OF MAYA: MASTERING RENDER NODES guides users step-by-step through Mayas Render Nodes and provides users with innovative project-driven exercises designed to save the user time and frustration throughout their workflow. A feature of Maya often viewed as intimidating and difficult due to its complexity, Digital-Tutors breaks down Render Nodes and provides users with deep conceptual understanding and critical skills.

"For both new and existing users, Render Nodes in Maya can be often intimidating and tedious." said Kyle Green, 3D Curriculum director.

Interactive lessons include: A thorough breakdown of all of Mayas Utility Nodes, using Sampler Info and Condition Nodes to create Interactive shading networks, Light Info and Distance Between Nodes to create distance-driving shading networks, incorporating Mayas Color Utility Nodes to perform advanced color-correction operations on textures, integrating Hypershade Nodes to automatically add animation to objects and utilizing Switch Nodes to minimize render time in Maya.

"We are pleased to announce the newest addition of training to our library at Digital-Tutors," said Joe Turner, senior art director. Turner adds, "As someone who has used Maya for a number of years now, I gained a great amount of knowledge from this training kit. I believe this training kit will provide an incredible amount of knowledge to any user."

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