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Digital-Tutors Releases Training for Non-linear Animation and Maya Trax

A comprehensive guide to non-linear animation using the Trax Animation Editor in Maya (May 18, 2006)

Digital-Tutors, today announced the availability of the much anticipated, 'Non-linear Animation with Maya Trax' - an in-depth guide to learning animation techniques that offer greater control and efficiency using the intuitive non-linear animation technology behind Maya Trax and the latest release in a growing library of interactive training for emerging digital artists. Containing over 2.5 hours of project-driven training, 'Non-linear Animation with Maya Trax' provides artists with new ways to edit, combine, and re-purpose various types of animation data from keyframes to expressions and constraints to motion capture files. Perfect for artists new to the Trax Animation Editor and artists seeking time-saving animation tips.

"Learning non-linear animation techniques and workflow can help artists better manage animation and save time by distilling animation into easy-to-use clips of data," said Tanya Golubeva, director of multimedia and technology. Golubeva adds, "The ability to alter your animations quickly and re-use and re-purpose animations effortlessly will undoubtedly add to any animatorís creative workflow."

Popular highlights from 'Non-linear Animation with Maya Trax' include: navigation and control in Trax Editor, creating, arranging, and manipulating clips non-linearly, applying non-destructive capabilities of Trax, using StockMoves© motion data with Trax, use poses for animation and proportioning, substituting animation, using Trax to build libraries of particle animations, developing animated groups from single character, introducing lag in constraint animation, keying over expressions, bake simulation, learning clip moving, scaling, trimming, cycling, blending, splitting, and merging, absolute/relative clips, character mapper, character redirection, character and sub-character sets, and numerous additional lessons designed to give you a efficient animation techniques using the Trax Editor.

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About Digital-Tutors
An innovator in interactive video-based training, Digital-Tutors develops award-winning training solutions for emerging digital artists using a unique teaching approach designed by university educators and industry professionals. Recognized as the largest resource for free online training, Digital-Tutors delivers fun project-driven training for students, hobbyists, and professionals using creative software.

Focused on innovation, customer experience, quality, and fun, Digital-Tutors is also a community that provides Featured Artist Interviews, Forums, Member Galleries, Get Orange Get Orange Get Paid, Contests, and access to hundreds of free tutorials.

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