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Digital-Tutors Announces Release of Training for Maya 7

Latest releases provide Maya community with training developed for new and existing users (October 04, 2005)

Digital-Tutors, today announced the availability of the highly anticipated "Introduction to Maya: 2nd Edition" and "Introduction to Paint Effects" training kits - the newest releases in a growing library and first release of training material for Maya. Ideal for students, professionals, and companies using Maya as part of their creative arsenal, both "Introduction to Maya: 2nd Edition" and "Introduction to Paint Effects" provide a unique approach to learning the most critical concepts of Maya - now updated using new features in version 7.

"This first set of training for Maya 7 provides users with a highly detailed overview and powerful capabilities of Maya" said Hillary Ahrens, Operations Director. "Introduction to Maya: 2nd Edition provides a unique overview of several critical facets of Maya including Modeling, Animation, Texturing, Lighting, and Rendering." Ahrens added, "Introduction to Paint Effects is perfect for artists seeking creative ways to incorporate Paint Effects into their workflow."

"Introduction to Maya: 2nd Edition" provides over 9 hours of project-driven training and guides you through the entire process of modeling, texturing, lighting, animation, and rendering within Maya. Each lesson is developed to increase productivity with time-saving tips and fun, hands-on projects. Popular topics covered in "Introduction to Maya: 2nd Edition" include: a thorough understanding and overview of the Maya interface, working with different surface types, modeling with Polygon Meshes, sculpting NURBS surfaces, assigning materials and textures, parenting objects, using Skeletons, effectively working with UVs, applying rendering techniques, adjusting pivot points, utilizing the hypershade, Texture Projections, mastering history, creating particle simulations, creating an environment, and several additional lessons designed to give you a firm understanding of Alias Maya and enhance your technical skills.

"Introduction to Paint Effects" provides over 4 hours of project-driven training and guides users step-by-step through Maya's powerful brushed-based technology, Paint Effects. Popular topics covered in "Introduction to Paint Effects" include: a thorough understanding and overview of the Paint Effects system, toon rendering with Paint Effects brushes, modifying existing textures using Paint Effects, connecting brush strokes to surfaces, efficiently using Paint Effects animation utilities, optimizing scenes and using the Mesh Brush to create 3D objects, creating a potted plants entirely from Paint Effects, building a trees from scratch, developing light based and control curve based effects with secondary animations, and several additional topics designed to boost your creativity and understanding of Maya Paint Effects.

For a full outline and pricing information of "Introduction to Maya: 2nd Edition" visit:

For a full outline and pricing information of "Introduction to Paint Effects" visit:
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About Digital-Tutors
A pioneer of interactive video-based training, Digital-Tutors develops award-winning and unrivaled training solutions for emerging digital artists. Recognized as among the largest resources for online training, Digital-Tutors allows artists to master software at their own pace and learn with fun, intuitive, and hands-on projects. Digital-Tutors delivers interactive training designed to increase productivity with proven time-saving tips and techniques, and take skills to the next level using a unique training approach designed by university educators, industry professionals, and innovative artists.

To learn more about Digital-Tutors and the resources available, visit


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