Anzovin Studio, a leading publisher of training materials for Hash's Animation:Master 3D animation software, has released a new instructional CD-ROM, SECRETS OF ANIMATION:MASTER 2003. Anzovin's Raf Anzovin and Bill Young take viewers step by step through some of the newest and least understood features of A:M 2003 (version 10/10.5). It features more than two hours of pristine, 800 x 600 QuickTime video and all associated project files, models and rotoscopes. Topics include using deformation cages, working with expressions to create automated animation, using displacement textures to create water effects and Bill's latest spriticle tricks. SECRETS OF ANIMATION:MASTER 2003 is available for $40 and is compatible with Windows and Macintosh. It can be ordered from the Anzovin Studio Store at www.rafhashvideotapes.com.
Other titles in Anzovin's training series for Animation:Master users include ANIMATION:MASTER QUICKSTART, a complete four-hour short course in A:M; MODEL A FACE WITH BILL YOUNG, an advanced modeling tutorial; RIGGING A FACE WITH RAF ANZOVIN, a facial setup tutorial; NONLINEAR ANIMATION WITH RAF ANZOVIN, covering innovative, nontraditional approaches to character animation; and SECRETS OF A:M 2002. Anzovin is also the publisher of The Setup Machine (www.anzovin.com/setupmachine), the first multi-platform automated character-rigging utility, available for Maya, LightWave and Animation:Master.
Anzovin was founded in 1998 in Amherst, Massachusetts by the father-and-son team of Steve and Raf Anzovin to create 3D animated short films with a sophisticated and lively sense of humor. The studio offers custom 3D design and modeling services, character animation and motion graphics for broadcast, as well as innovative cross-platform animation software solutions and animation training products.