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Digital-Tutors Releases "Mastering Render Nodes" Training

New training kit designed to give users greater control over rendered objects (April 06, 2005)

Digital-Tutors, a division of PL Studios, Inc., today announce the worldwide availability of the much anticipated "Fundamentals of Maya: Mastering Render Nodes" training kit - the newest release in a library of industry leading training resources for emerging digital artists. Digital-Tutors offers over 2.5 hours of comprehensive and enjoyable training, giving users giving users in-depth knowledge of Maya's Render Nodes and ultimate control over the appearance of rendered objects.

"Fundamentals of Maya: Mastering Render Nodes" guides users step-by-step through Mayas Render Nodes and provides users with innovative project-driven exercises designed to save the user time and frustration throughout their workflow. A feature of Maya often viewed as intimidating and difficult due to its complexity, Digital-Tutors breaks down Render Nodes and provides users with deep conceptual understanding and critical skills.

"For both new and existing users, Render Nodes in Maya can be often intimidating and tedious." said Kyle Green, 3D Curriculum Director. Green adds, "Fundamentals of Maya: Mastering Render Nodes" will undoubtedly help dissolve this myth and offer our users new insight and creative uses for Render Nodes."

Interactive lessons from "Fundamentals of Maya: Mastering Render Nodes" include: A thorough breakdown of all of Mayas Utility Nodes, using Sampler Info and Condition Nodes to create Interactive shading networks, Light Info and Distance Between Nodes to create distance-driving shading networks, incorporating Mayas Color Utility Nodes to perform advanced color-correction operations on textures, integrating Hypershade Nodes to automatically add animation to objects, and utilizing Switch Nodes to minimize render time in Maya.

"We are pleased to announce the newest addition of training to our library at Digital-Tutors," said Joe Turner, Senior Art Director. Turner adds, "As someone who has used Maya for a number of years now, I gained a great amount of knowledge from this training kit. I believe this training kit will provide an incredible amount of knowledge to any user."

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

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

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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