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Gnomon Workshop Releases New Maya Training DVD

The Gnomon Workshop has released a new installment in its Dynamics training for Alias Maya DVD series. Dynamics, 14: Advanced Sprite Rendering includes 120 minutes of instruction, project files, lecture notes, resource spotlights and bonus materials. The DVD was produced by Andrew Orloff, principal and VFX supervisor at Zoic Studios. The DVD explains the tools, with a focus on workflow, using a wide range of examples including wind-blown seed pods, a sea of microbes, depth-of-field effects, tossed coins and crowd simulations.

"We are very excited to have produced such an in-depth lecture," said Alex Alvarez, director of the Gnomon Workshop. "Andrew [Orloff] is an industry veteran who has played the role of artist, technical director and now VFX supervisor. He is also an excellent instructor, who, through this DVD, is sharing several techniques that have been used is a diverse range of visual effects shots over his career."

The DVD is priced at $69. For more information or to purchase the DVD visit

The Gnomon Workshop is a division of the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, a professional institute specializing in training for the high-end visual effects community. This online resource for the Maya community produces training DVDs and free tutorials.

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