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Dover Studios Unveils Maya NURBS Modeling 3rd Edition Visual Effects Training Video

(November 17, 2008)

DMN Newswire--2008-11-17-- Dover Studios, Inc. today unveiled Maya NURBS Modeling 3rd Edition, their latest visual effects training video.

Maya NURBS Modeling 3rd Edition provides visual effects artists with an introduction to the powerful NURBS modeling tools available in Autodesk Maya. The third edition has been completely revised and updated, and includes a variety of new examples, more detailed descriptions, and features over 2 hours of crystal clear 1080p high definition video.

Through many in-depth lessons, visual effects artists, Andrew Hazelden and Russell Hazelden, provide numerous tips for efficient NURBS modeling including: how to keep objects organized using the layer editor, how to create accurate scale models using reference images, and countless time saving techniques.

Essential topics include creating curves using control vertices and edit points, using curve primitives, inserting and removing knots from curves, detaching curves using curve points, opening and closing curves, cutting and attaching curves, reversing a curve's direction, the smooth curve tool, the pencil curve tool, arc tools, and creating text.

Discover how to create NURBS surfaces from curves by using the loft, extrude, revolve, planar, and boundary surface tools.


Learn how to sculpt NURBS surfaces using the intuitive brush-based Maya Artisan.

Advanced topics include: curve and surface parameterization, UV surface coordinates, adjusting surface tessellation, editing surface components and rebuilding NURBS surfaces.
All of the modeling techniques are put to use in the final exercise: the creation of a detailed antique lantern using NURBS curves and surfaces. No steps are left out and every detail is explained with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

Pricing and Availability
For more information visit and watch the free preview. Maya NURBS Modeling 3rd Edition is available now as a download for $125 (US). Single user and multi-user site licensed versions of the video are available.

About Dover Studios

Dover Studios, Inc. was founded in 2000 by Andrew Hazelden & Russell Hazelden to provide professional training for visual effects artists working in the film and television industry. Visual effects artists have relied on Dover Studios training videos for years to help them meet the challenges of learning new skills. Satisfied customers around the world include students, freelancers, visual effects studios, universities and businesses.

Dover Studios visual effects training videos are specifically designed to help artists advance their skills in a way that is flexible, convenient, and affordable. The training videos are available as direct downloads from the Dover Studios website which allows artists to start learning new techniques right away and at their own pace.


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