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Digital-Tutors Releases RenderMan for Maya Training

Latest training release provides interactive solution to learning RenderMan for Maya (February 20, 2006)

Digital-Tutors, today announced the availability of the first interactive training solution for RenderMan for Maya, "Introduction to RenderMan for Maya" - the newest release in an expanding library of interactive video-based training for emerging digital artists. Artists can now learn to create cinematic-quality imagery with the legendary performance developed by Pixar. "Introduction to RenderMan for Maya" provides over 3 hours of project-driven training to increase the artist's understanding of RenderMan for Maya and give their work a distinctive visual edge. Perfect for artists new to the powerful capabilities of RenderMan for Maya and experienced artists seeking time-saving tips and techniques.

"We our delighted to release our first RenderMan training kit," said Tanya Golubeva, Director of Multimedia. Golubeva adds, "This specific title is perfect for those new to RenderMan and studios seeking to adopt training for new artists. In addition to the new title, we have also released free tutorials on our website as an added resource for training."

"Introduction to RenderMan for Maya" provides fun, intuitive projects, designed to save artists time and attain maximum results. Popular topics from "Introduction to RenderMan for Maya" include: applying displacements to surfaces, ZBrush displacements, normal maps, camera motion blur settings, depth of field effects, controlling reflections using sets, global Illumination, color bleeding, image based lighting techniques, sub-surface scattering, Pixar's Deep Shadow, Deep Shadows with fur, passes and outputs, Maya Paint Effects and post processes, custom shaders, RenderMan overview, and numerous additional lessons designed to give you a firm understanding of RenderMan for Maya.

For a full outline and pricing information of "Introduction to RenderMan for Maya" visit:

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Digital-Tutors is more than just training. The experience involves a global community that provides unlimited access to free interactive training videos, the opportunity to participate with chitCHATs, staying up-to-date with industry news, artist interviews, studio profiles, and informative newsletters.

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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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