Animation studio Aardman has selected Escape Studios' comprehensive Maya courseware and online learning system to augment its in-house computer graphics training program.
An addition to Escape Studios' portfolio of prominent corporate adopters, Aardman's announcement comes three weeks after game developer Rare announced its decision to implement Escape Studios' online learning system. The online Maya program was developed by Escape's tutors and features HD content and an unprecedented learning experience.
Alan Short, Head of Department at Aardman CGI said, "The modular approach that Escape has taken allows us to more easily tailor our technical training to the various specific needs of individual artists."
Escape's online learning course comprises of 600 video tutorials that can be watched in 720 HD as well as an extensive Q&A tool that ensures learners have vast resources at their disposal, making the system easy as well as comprehensive. The most in-depth online Maya training ever created, Escape Studios' courseware is designed to take the absolute beginner through to an advanced level, but is also designed to further the knowledge of seasoned professionals.
For more information on Escape's Maya Core online courseware, or to access 2.5 hours of free 3D tutorials and courseware, visit: http://www.escapestudios.com/en_GB/school/maya-core.html
"There is a growing need for studios to take a more proactive stance in acquiring the skills they need to remain competitive," commented Mark Cass, Escape Studios' Commercial Director. "Unfortunately, entry-level staff is rarely equipped with the hands-on technical experience necessary to 'hit the ground running' and bring value to employers. Our online courses are the easiest, most efficient way to gain practical, real-world skills from industry experts. Aardman adopted the courseware because it provides the technical foundations to create superior 3D computer graphics and keep them top-of-mind."