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Digital-Tutors Releases Maya in Production: Fundamentals of Animation

Digital-Tutors has released the MAYA IN PRODUCTION: FUNDAMENTALS OF ANIMATION training kit, the fifth installment in the popular Backwater Bunch Series and latest release in a growing library of industry leading training resources for emerging digital artists.

Designed with new and existing users in mind, MAYA IN PRODUCTION: FUNDAMENTALS OF ANIMATION focuses on learning the foundation of animation in a production setting and adding life to animations. Each interactive lesson is presented in clear and easy to follow steps, designed to save time and increase creativity throughout your workflow.

Popular topics include: file referencing, keyframing, adjusting keyframe curves, camera set up, animating deformers, using Lattices, working with IK and FK, creating storytelling animations, producing facial animations with blendshape, developing an animation-friendly production pipeline and several additional techniques designed to help build and sharpen existing skills.

"Bringing life and personality to your object are what create amazing animations and this training kit builds that necessary foundation for aspiring animators," said Tanya Golubeva, director of multimedia and technology. "Learning to work around the typical hurdles that occur during the production process and developing your shots to handle adjustments or modifications are absolute musts in animation, and this training kit does this and more."

Digital-Tutors ( develops award-winning training solutions for artists of all expertise levels. Digital-Tutors is a division of PL Studios Inc., a respected leading innovator of training materials as well as a provider of related services, for both the consumer and professional markets.