Autodesk Authorized Publisher Digital-Tutors announced the release of THE ARTIST'S GUIDE TO MEL. This is part of Digital-Tutors expanding library of resources to train digital artists in the use of Maya 8.5. Maya 8.5 is the award-winning 3D program used in animation, effects, modeling and rendering for both feature films and videogames. THE ARTIST'S GUIDE TO MEL contains 4 hours of project-based training, focusing on how to incorporate greater automation in workflow along with flexibility.
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Digital 04 Studios announced the official launch of the //ADAPT 2007 Conference website and a preview to the program outline for the event, taking place at the Hyatt Regency Montreal, on Sept. 24-28. This event will host local and world-renowned studios under one roof alongside 40 artists and hundreds of attendees from all corners of the globe.
Digital 04 Studios announced the return of its popular conference in Montreal geared toward the digital art industry. Named Advanced Digital Art Production Techniques (//ADAPT), the conference will feature more than 20 digital art masters, world famous film, vfx and videogame studios.
The Gnomon Workshop is presenting its fifth workshop weekend, March 31 and April 1, 10:00-7:00 pm, Sound Stage 15, next door to the Gnomon School of VFX, 1015 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, 90038.
Corel Corp. announced the availability of Corel Painter X. The latest version of Corel Painter continues its focus on giving professional artists, designers and photographers a natural painting and illustration experience that is unmatched by any other software.
In this month's "Mind Your Business," Mark Simon busts the starving artist myth and spares more than a dime for the working animator.
Luxology's modo has been selected as a digital tool for use by members of the Illustrators and Matte Artists Union IATSE Local 790. modo got the nod due to its artist friendly workflow and ability to work seamlessly in downstream production pipelines consisting of multiple digital art tools. As part of the arrangement, Luxology will offer IATSE Local 790 members a specially priced customized bundle of modo software and learning materials that provides a range of 2D and 3D functionality on both the PC and Mac platforms.
Integrated Truelight color management, optical flow re-timing and support for Intel-based Mac systems highlight the latest version of the NUKE high-end compositor. Like previous versions, 4.6 includes cutting edge technologies developed to solve particular production problems faced by NUKE users and makes the tools available to artists everywhere.
Autodesk Maya 8.5 has been released and is now shipping, providing artists enhanced creative control, enabling faster completion of complex animations and simulations.
Christopher Harz provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Tactical Iraqi, one of the most successful serious games designed to teach Arabic to soldiers deployed in Iraq.
20th Century Fox Television Licensing & Merchandising presents What The Deuce Are You Staring At!?! A Collection of Interpretive Work Inspired by FAMILY GUY, the first Pop Surrealist exhibition of new works inspired by a television series. Featuring the new pieces of twenty-one emerging artists, the exhibit remains on public view through January 21, 2007, when it will embark on a world tour of animation galleries around the globe.
The fourth Gnomon Workshop: Live! will take place Dec. 2-3, 2006, 10:00 am -7:00 pm, Sound Stage 15, next door to the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, 1015 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood 90038.
The cost is $125. Purchase tickets online and bring a printed copy of your order confirmation and valid driver's license to the event. Please do not select shipping options, as they will not be issuing a printed ticket. Gnomon recommends reserving early.
Visual effects studio Guava made its first foray into effects for feature films with CASPERS SCARE SCHOOL, an entirely CG movie finished in HD that premiered Oct. 20 on Cartoon Network.
Guava vfx supervisor Alex Catchpoole completed 20 shots for the movie, including adding smoke to several shots, digitally re-lighting several scenes, and adding lens distortion and digital broken glass to a telescope shot.
Carolyn Giardina reports on the growing popularity and importance of the eDIT 9. Filmmaker’s Festival in Frankfurt, Germany.
Fred Galpern cracks open copies of Ballistic Publishing's latest releases, Expos4 and d'artiste: Concept Art, to find out if the artwork inside is worth the cover price or better left on the shelf.
Softimage Co. announced the worldwide availability of SOFTIMAGE|CAT v. 2.5, the popular plug-in for Autodesk 3ds Max software. The SOFTIMAGE|CAT software is a complete character animation system with a unique toolset allows artists to animate quickly in a flexible environment. Part of Avids recent asset acquisition of Character Animation Technologies Ltd., SOFTIMAGE|CAT version 2.5 is the latest update to the newest member of the Softimage suite of character production tools, and is currently deployed in the game development, film and post industries.
Digital-Tutors announced the availability of RENDERING TECHNIQUES IN XSI, the newest release in an expanding library of interactive video-based training for emerging digital artists. Artists will learn innovative techniques and a unique approach to rendering in XSI and compositing using the integrated FX Tree. RENDERING TECHNIQUES IN XSI provides over 2.5 hours of project-based training to increase the artist's productivity and understanding of rendering and compositing while using the powerful tools and features in XSI.
Digital-Tutors announced the availability of NEXT-GENERATION GAME TECHNIQUES IN XSI, a comprehensive resource for game artists and the newest release in an expanding library of interactive video-based training for emerging digital artists. Artists can now learn innovative and popular techniques being use in next-generation games in an interactive and self-paced setting.
Raid Projects is looking for an artist to fill the September, October and November Artist In Residency space. Previously approved artists will get priority, but all artists are encouraged to apply.
For periods of three or six months residents are provided with living accommodations, a studio and during the last month of their stay a well-publicized solo exhibition. During the residency Raid facilitates residents to establish working professional links in the L.A. art world and to bring curators, critics and collectors to see the solo show privately.
Fred Galpern takes a sneak peek at Mudbox, the soon to be released digital sculpting tool from Skymatter, and the beta report is sure to whet your appetite.
J. Paul Peszko finds a collaborative relationship between conceptual artists and vfx teams on the biggest of visual effects blockbusters.
Digital-Tutors released UV LAYOUT IN XSI, a comprehensive guide to learning the fundamentals of UV layout with in XSI and the latest release in a growing library of interactive training for emerging digital artists. Containing more than three hours of project-based training, UV LAYOUT IN XSI provides artists with time-saving UV mapping techniques, creative workflow and a firm understanding of XSI's UV tools. A 30-day trial version of SOFTIMAGE|XSI Foundation is also included, allowing artists immediate access to explore the software.
Advanced Digital Art Production Techniques (ADAPT) is launching the first edition of a new conference aimed to bring world leading international & local digital art masters under one roof in Montreal. Presented by Digital 04 studios, the ADAPT 2006 Conference will take place Sept. 23-24 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
The Creative Talent Network and Van Eaton Galleries will present SCRIBBLIN ON SCRAP WITH RIK MAKI an exhibition and sale of original art by one of the most prolific and influential artists working in feature animated films, including THE LION KING, HERCULES, A BUGS LIFE, FINDING NEMO and TREASURE PLANET.
ArtZone, a unique and focused online destination that brings community to art, is now available and free to artists worldwide at www.ArtZone.com. Backed by DAZ Prods. Inc., a leading developer of professional quality 3D models and software, ArtZone brings a new environment that enables the sharing and growth of each members passion for art.