Press Release from Digital-Tutors
Oklahoma City, OK - March 18, 2010 - Digital-Tutors, an award-winning provider of video-based training and strategic partners with Autodesk, MAXON and other world-renowned organizations in the media and entertainment industry, today announced the release of two comprehensive courses Automotive Modeling in Cinema 4D and 12 Principles of Animation in Maya, as well as four new 3D and visual effects lessons in the ground-breaking Visual Guide series.
Providing a combined total of over 60 in-depth lessons and nearly nine hours of interactive training, Digital-Tutors latest releases cover step-by step approaches to learning an automotive modeling production workflow in Cinema 4D; essential tips and techniques to creating magnetic, natural and memorable character animations in Maya; and software-independent definitions, examples and references to understanding parametric objects, chroma keying, layer-based and node-based compositing in the Visual Guide training collection.
*Automotive Modeling in Cinema 4D*
Key topics and highlights include: importing back images, blocking out and shaping the main shape of the car, separating panels and front section, detailing the grill, blocking detailing and separating out fenders, adding the frame pieces, adding headlights and small lights, building pillars and windows, modeling door handles and mirrors, building the soft top, modeling the back of the car, adding bumpers, adding vents, copying pieces symmetrically, building tires, modeling the wheel, using cloner objects, finishing the spokes, beveled logo from splines, creating a steering wheel and seats, adding materials to the body and finishing the materials and adding tire treads, chrome pieces and headlight detail. For a free preview and additional details, visit: http://www.digitaltutors.com/09/training.php?cid=221&pid=310 
*12 Principles of Animation in Maya *
Key topics and highlights include: timing and spacing for weight, readability and contrast, pose to pose animation, straight ahead action, bridging pose to pose, follow-through and overlapping action, removing the confusion of secondary action, squash and stretch for stronger gestures, adding energy with exaggeration, arcs for correcting path of actions, checking for subtle arcs, ease in and ease out, anticipation for building up an action, appeal for personality, adding appeal, understanding the concept of staging, and solid drawing for depth. For a free preview and additional details, visit: http://www.digitaltutors.com/09/training.php?cid=5&pid=297 
*New Visual Guide Lessons*
Key topics and highlights include: parametric objects, chroma keying, layer-based and node-based compositing. For a free preview and additional details, visit: http://www.digitaltutors.com/09/training.php?cid=201&view=all&sort=creat... 
*Pricing and Availability*
Digital-Tutors newest training is available with the purchase of an Annual Subscription. To subscribe and get access to the entire library of online training including all project files and learning features, visit: http://www.digitaltutors.com/09/pricing.php 
Digital-Tutors is an innovator and leader in video-based training for emerging digital artists. The award-winning educational solutions developed by the team of educators and industry professionals at Digital-Tutors are currently being used by students, professionals, universities, and production companies from across the globe. Artists from the world's top studios are utilizing Digital-Tutors' training solutions and services to assist in the creation of next generation feature films, commercials, video games, visual effects, and emerging media. Digital-Tutors maintains strategic relationships and partnerships with Autodesk, Pixologic, Houdini, Luxology, Next Limit, Adobe, Pixar, eyeon, MAXON, Lightmap and Microsoft in the development of the software and education materials. Learn more at www.digitaltutors.com .