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Digital-Tutors Releases "Introduction to 3D: MEL Basics"

Training kit for Maya's innovative scripting technology MEL (September 27, 2004)

Digital-Tutors, a division of PL Studios, Inc., announced today the availability of the much anticipated "Introduction to 3D: MEL Basics" training kit - the newest release in a library of innovative and award-winning training resources for Maya users. In over 2.5 hours of revolutionary interactive training methods, "Introduction to 3D: MEL Basics" offers users the foundation to rapidly develop and enhance workflow with unsurpassed levels of productivity.

"Introduction to 3D: MEL Basics" provides the foundation to Maya's innovative scripting technology MEL. With the capability of radically changing the way artists will work, MEL provides a quicker and more efficient workflow. In this training kit, the user will learn cutting-edge techniques and diverse fundamental concepts that will greatly enhance productivity as well as automate and create effects that are difficult and time-consuming to complete. "Introduction to 3D: MEL basics" will allow the user to easily create extremely complex and sophisticated visual effects and imagery at the user's own pace.

"We designed this training product specifically for artists with no prior scripting experience," says Piyush Patel, Product and Curriculum Developer. "In this kit, Digital-Tutors shows all artists using Maya the powerful and time-saving capabilities of MEL scripting and how to take their work to the next level." Patel says, "In this kit we show users the secret that professionals have been incorporating into their workflow for years to achieve maximum productivity."

"Introduction to 3D: MEL Basics" features comprehensive training on the basics of MEL commands, flow of execution and loops, variable and data types, controlling and adjusting attributes, manipulating and naming nodes, designing MEL user interfaces, creating shader networks with MEL, and an array of methods presented in a clear easy-to-follow format with countless interactive projects. By offering the user greater productivity, more flexibility in the workflow, and time-saving concepts, "Introduction to 3D: MEL Basics" allows the user to focus on what is most important - their creativity.

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About Digital-Tutors
As the world's largest and most trusted source for digital content creation training, Digital-Tutors develops award-winning and unrivaled training solutions for artists of all expertise levels. Each month more than 30,000 artists visit Digital-Tutors to find the industry's most comprehensive training resources. Founded in 2002, Digital-Tutors is comprised of the world's leaders in training design. With over 28 years of combined experience in the classroom and studio, Digital-Tutors offers users innovative concepts, unrivaled customer support, practical advice, and sound solutions for all levels of expertise. The mission of Digital-Tutors - To create a library of innovative learning tools that is conceived by educators, driven by industry artists, and used by you, remains the same today.

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

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