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Digital-Tutors Releases Fifth Maya Training Kit

"Maya in Production: Fundamentals of Animation" designed to build foundation in animation (June 09, 2005)

Digital-Tutors announced today the worldwide availability of the highly awaited "Maya in Production: Fundamentals of Animation" training kit - the fifth installment in the popular Backwater Bunch Series and latest release in a growing library of industry leading training resources for emerging digital artists. Using the combination of comprehensive project-driven training and a fun, enjoyable format, Digital-Tutors is helping users to discover the difference and become their best in over 3.5 hours of unrivaled training.

Designed with new and existing users in mind, "Maya in Production: Fundamentals of Animation" focuses on learning the foundation of animation in a production setting and adding life to animations. Each interactive lesson is presented in clear and easy to follow steps, designed to save time and increase creativity throughout your workflow.

"Continuing the Backwater Bunch training series, this fifth installment [Maya in Production: Fundamentals of Animation] focuses on the animation phase of the production pipeline," says Sunder Iyer, Senior 3D Curriculum Developer. Iyer adds, "The success of Backwater Bunch is truly amazing and is largely due to the creativity, quality, and unique approach taken in developing training for short production-oriented work.

Popular topics from "Maya in Production: Fundamentals of Animation" include: file referencing, key framing, adjusting keyframe curves, camera set up, animating deformers, using Lattices, working with IK and FK, creating story-telling animations, producing facial animations with blendshape, developing an animation-friendly production pipeline, and several additional techniques designed to help you build and sharpen your existing skills.

"Bringing life and personality to your object are what create amazing animations and this training kit builds that necessary foundation for aspiring animators," says Tanya Golubeva, Director of Multimedia and Technology. Golubeva adds, "Learning to work around the typical hurdles that occur during the production process and developing your shots to handle adjustments or modifications are absolute musts in animation, and this training kit does this and more."

For a full outline and pricing information of "Maya in Production: Fundamentals of Animation" visit:

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About Digital-Tutors
Recognized as one of the world's largest and most trusted resources for interactive training, Digital-Tutors develops award-winning and unrivaled training solutions for emerging digital artists. With over 45 years of combined experience in the classroom and studio, Digital-Tutors is comprised of the world's leaders in training and curriculum design. Digital-Tutors delivers breakthrough training solutions and offers a library of innovative learning tools, conceived by educators and driven by industry artists.

Digital-Tutors is a division of PL Studios, Inc., a respected leading innovator of training materials as well as a provider of related services, for both the consumer and professional markets.

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