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Digital-Tutors Releases Maya Paint Effects Training Kit

Digital-Tutors released INTRODUCTION TO PAINT EFFECTS training kit, the newest release in a growing library of popular training resources for emerging digital artists. INTRODUCTION TO PAINT EFFECTS provides more than four hours of project-driven training and guides users step-by-step through Mayas powerful brushed-based technology, Paint Effects.

Among the most highly requested topics for training material, [INTRODUCTION TO PAINT EFFECTS] was created in cooperation with our customers to provide training for the areas most commonly neglected and overlooked, said Kyle Green, senior 3D curriculum designer. In addition to an unrivaled overview of Maya Paint Effects, [INTRODUCTION TO PAINT EFFECTS] allows users to apply their creativity freely and travel far beyond the default brushes commonly associated with Paint Effects, added Green.

Popular topics include: a thorough understanding and overview of the Paint Effects system, toon rendering with Paint Effects brushes, modifying existing textures using Paint Effects, connecting brush strokes to surfaces, efficiently using Paint Effects animation utilities, optimizing scenes and using the Mesh Brush to create 3D objects, creating a potted plants entirely from Paint Effects, building a trees from scratch, developing light based and control curve based effects with secondary animations.

A pioneer of interactive video-based training, Digital-Tutors ( of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, develops award-winning training solutions for emerging digital artists. Recognized as among the largest resources for online training, Digital-Tutors allows artists to master software at their own pace and learn with fun, intuitive and hands-on projects.

Digital-Tutors is more than just training. The experience involves a global community that provides unlimited access to free interactive training videos, the opportunity to participate with chitCHATs, staying up-to-date with industry news, artist interviews, studio profiles, and informative newsletters. The DT Community can be accessed at