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THE GNOMON WORKSHOP RELEASES two new UV Layout dvds by kevin hudson - 09/03/09

This week The Gnomon Workshop is pleased to announce the release of two new DVDs by veteran Gnomon instructor Kevin Hudson. In these two titles, Kevin covers UV Layout for 3D models in Autodesk Maya, thoroughly breaking down the process and demonstrating tips and tricks for working efficiently in a production setting. In the Advanced UV Layout DVD, Kevin also introduces Headus UVLayout which is a great tool for speeding up the task. “Kevin’s lectures are informed by over fourteen years of experience in the digital effects industry as well as ten years teaching at Gnomon School of Visual Effects”, says Alex Alvarez, Director of Gnomon School of Visual Effects. “These DVDs are a val... Read Full Story

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Gnomon Workshop releases 3 new Maya/Zbrush character DVDs - 12/07/07

THE GNOMON WORKSHOP RELEASESTWO VOLUME SERIES: THE MAKING OF JESTER, WITH ALEX ALVAREZ AND A NEW MAYA RIGGING DVD WITH CARLO SANSONETTIDecember 6th, 2007, HOLLYWOOD. This week The Gnomon Workshop will release a two volume series from Gnomon Founder and Director, Alex Alvarez; Character Modeling in Maya and ZBrush: The Making of Jester, Volume One and Character Texturing and Rendering: The Making of Jester, Volume Two. This making-of demonstration and lecture began with the decision to take a personal sketch, develop it in 3D and produce a life-size print. This would require the development of high-resolution detail and textures that could hold up to a 4000x6000 pixel render, effectively m... Read Full Story

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Gnomon workshop releases new storyboarding DVD - 07/15/08

This week The Gnomon Workshop is pleased to present Conceptual Storyboarding: Story Telling and Struggle, Storyboarding Techniques with Derek Thompson. Storyboard artists conceptualize and layout the shots of live-action films, visual effects sequences, animations, games and TV commercials. Using Adobe Photoshop, Derek guides you through the storyboarding process as he creates a sequence directly from his imagination, using the basic principles of illustration and cinematography. You will gain insight into his process and valuable information on such topics as Developing Story Concepts, Sequence Building, Shot Design and Construction, Improving Story through Character, Editorial T... Read Full Story

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Hyperfocal HDRI Skies - 10/14/05

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Highend3D Becomes Reseller of The Archive, Largest 3D Model Collection - 01/20/09

Highend3D Becomes Reseller of The Archive, Largest 3D Model Collection   (Los Angeles, CA January 20, 2009) - Highend3D, the #1 site in the world where users come to download 3D software, including plugins, scripts and character rigs, is pleased to announce that Highend3D is now an official reseller of Digimation's The Archive, the worlds largest collection of 3D models.  Click here for link to Archive   The Archive contains 16,504 premier 3D models, representing over six million dollars in value (based on the cost of the models if purchased separately) across a wide array of subject matter.  And with new lower pricing, $4995, everyone has acce... Read Full Story

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TWO NEW TEXTURING DVDS from The Gnomon Workshop - 09/05/08

THE GNOMON WORKSHOP RELEASES TWO NEW TITLES IN POPULAR "BEHIND THE SCENES" SERIES. CHARACTER TEXTURING FOR PRODUCTION AND HARD SURFACE TEXTURE PAINTING This week The Gnomon Workshop is pleased to announce the release of two new titles in their wildly popular Behind The Scenes series which gives an in-depth look at the creation of a game cinematic sequence. Produced with the cooperation of Producer Emmanuel Fragelus, Art Director Mark Goerner and Director Louis Bolivar, this series follows a team of artists as they demonstrate their production techniques from concept phase to final rendered animation. Each DVD includes actual production meetings with Art Dire... Read Full Story

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Laurent Pierlot: Creature Modeling for production - 08/22/06

The Gnomon Workshop is very happy to announce three DVDs by Character Modeler Laurent Pierlot. In over seven hours of lecture, Laurent shares his myriad techniques for creating compelling life-like creatures. Using 3ds Max, BodyPaint, Photoshop and ZBrush, Laurent discusses his workflow for modeling, detailing, texturing and rendering an alien creature based on a Carlos Huante design. While Max plays a key role in the development of the creature, virtually all the methods utilized apply to any leading 3D application such as Maya or XSI.Read the general Press Release: click hereDetails are available by following the links below:Creature Modeling for Production Creature Modeling Techniques ... Read Full Story

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Gnomon Workshop releases 6 new DVDs - 12/08/05

Kevin Mannens, Chris Nichols, Meats Meier and Mark Lefitz contribute exciting new DVDs December 5th, 2005, HOLLYWOOD. The Gnomon Workshop has been busily creating DVDs, and is delighted to announce six new digital titles today, just in time for the holidays! They include ZBrush, V-ray, MEL, and digital environment workflow. This series of releases brings us new titles from Chris Nichols and artist Meats Meier, and introduces effects artists Kevin Mannens and Mark Lefitz to The Gnomon Workshop. ... Read Full Story

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THE GNOMON WORKSHOP RELEASES NEW gears of war creature design DVD WITH James Hawkins - 06/29/09

THE GNOMON WORKSHOP RELEASES NEW Gears of War Creature Design DVD with James HawkinsThis week The Gnomon Workshop is thrilled to announce a new title in collaboration with Epic Games: Gears of War Creature Design with James Hawkins. In this DVD, James demonstrates his production techniques while designing an actual in-game creature from the Gears of War series by Epic Games. Viewers are treated to an inside look at the design techniques of one of the industry's most talented artists, as well as to his personal take on being a successful concept artist in a production environment. Filled with lots of useful tips for designing... Read Full Story

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Mental ray in Maya: Rendering Workflow Training DVD - 10/23/06

Oklahoma City, OK - October 18, 2006 - Digital-Tutors, an Autodesk Authorized Publisher, announced the availability of 'mental ray in Maya: Rendering Workflow' - an interactive guide to learning the fundamentals of mental ray and the newest release in a growing library of interactive training for emerging digital artists. 'mental ray in Maya: Rendering Workflow' provides over 3 hours of project-driven training for learning rendering techniques and workflow developed to maximize the artist's time and creativity.  "Perfect for students and professionals learning mental ray and improving their rendering workflow, artists will learn how to add visual depth and&nb... Read Full Story

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THE GNOMON WORKSHOP RELEATHE GNOMON WORKSHOP RELEASES NEW ROBOT DESIGN DVD WITH JOSH NIZZI - 06/29/09

This week The Gnomon Workshop is excited to announce a comprehensive new concept design title: Robot Design with Josh Nizzi. In this DVD, Josh leads you through his production process for designing a fighting robot. He covers everything from sketching thumbnails and modeling a 3D proxy model to rendering and detailing. Throughout the lecture Josh discusses various features and elements to focus on for a stronger design, and he shows techniques for efficiently and quickly making your next robot design a lot cooler when you present it to your art director or client. "Michael Bay took one look at Josh Nizzis Constructicon, put the design into production for Transformers 2, and... Read Full Story

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Gnomon Workshop adds 3 new dvds to 2D and 3D libraries - 09/24/07

Art Direction and Digital Sculpting, Modeling in StudioTools, and Practical Light and Color September 17th, 2007, HOLLYWOOD. The Gnomon Workshop is pleased to announce three new additions to our 3D and 2D libraries! Zack Petroc returns with Volume 2 of his fantastic Art Direction and Digital Sculpting series, utilizing ZBrush 3. We also introduce new instructors Henry Goecke and Jeremy Vickery. Henry teaches the basics of modeling surfaces in StudioTools ... Read Full Story

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Digital-Tutors Launches Education with New Online Learning Library and Full-featured Educational Platform - 08/10/09

Digital-Tutors Redefines Education with New Online Learning Library and Full-featured Educational Platform   Combining award-winning training with an easy-to-navigate interactive system, Digital-Tutors unveils anytime, anywhere access to over 7,000 lessons and 50 new courses for emerging digital artists around the world.   Oklahoma City, OK August 4, 2009 Digital-Tutors, a leader and innovator in video-based training for students, professionals, educators, and hobbyists in the computer graphics industry, today launched a new online learning library of over 7,000 in-depth training lessons and 50 all-new courses for Maya, Houdini, 3ds Max, Mudbox, Softimage,... Read Full Story

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Request for Authors of Upcoming Architectural Visualization Book - 11/11/08

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 10th, 2008Request for Authors of Upcoming Architectural Visualization Book Would you like to have your work published? 3DATS is placing a call for authors for an upcoming book entitled 3ds Max Architectural Visualization Advanced to Expert. This book will be a collection of self-contained chapters, written by dozens of industry experts, and which can be read independently of each other. The goal of this book is to take readers from an advanced level to an expert level by providing a straight-forward discussion of difficult subject matter not available anywhere else. It serves as a follow-on companion to t... Read Full Story

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Designing in Digital Clay with Cesar Dacol Jr. on Gnomonology - 08/19/08

In his tutorials, Cesar Dacol Jr. gives us a master class on how to sculpt realistic skin details such as wrinkles, warts and skin bunching by hand. As a veteran of the visual effects industry, Cesar passes along techniques used by make-up effects artists for decades. Using Layers, Morph Targets and ZBrush's sculpting brushes he uses a complete sculpting workflow for designing details in a traditional sculpting workflow with all the advantages of digital clay.Cesar Luis Dacol Jr. has worked in the film industry for nearly 20 years, having started his career in the makeup effects industry and transitioning to computers effects in the mid 90's.With a background in anatomy and tradi... Read Full Story

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Scott Spencer reviews "Zbrush for Illustrators" DVD - 06/23/06

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Intuitive Animation with Robert Kuczera DVD Released - 05/20/08

n this DVD Robert Kuczera guides you through his character animation process from beginning to end. He first describes how to prepare the Maya Workspace to improve and optimize your work- flow. Next, he shows how to prepare a scene for animation and animate the character. He discusses the timeline, Graph Editor, Dopesheet, layers, shelves, hot keys and MEL scripts. Robert demonstrates how to use filmed reference material to identify the key poses and place the breakdowns and in- betweens. The lecture is focused on showing you how to animate precisely and quickly through the camera. Robert presents an insider's view of how professional animators work, showing workflow and techniq... Read Full Story

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Gnomon Workship releases new series of animation DVDs for Maya - 12/03/08

This week The Gnomon Workshop releases a long awaited series of three DVDs by Dreamworks Character Animator Chris Kirshbaum. These lectures on character animation for feature animation range in topic from the fundamentals and mechanics to lip sync. All taught in Maya, Chris delivers thorough breakdowns of the steps needed to animate your character. Chris teaches at the Gnomon School of Visual Effects and he brings to his DVDs the same high level of inst... Read Full Story

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GNOMON WORKSHOP RELEASES TWO NEW DAVE DORMAN ILLUSTRATION DVDS - 05/07/08

THE GNOMON WORKSHOP RELEASES ILLUSTRATION TECHNIQUES WITH DAVE DORMAN VOLUMES 1 & 2 May 5, 2008, Hollywood, CA - This week the Gnomon Workshop is excited to brings you their much-anticipated 2-volume series on Dave Dormans Illustration Techniques. In these dynamic titles Eisner Award-winning artist Dave Dorman shares his techniques for creating original pencil art all the way through to painting the final piece. These DVDs cover such topics as composition, light and shadow, figure drawing, preparing a board for painting, color theory, oil painting, mixed media and much more. Accolades: All I can say about Dave is WHOA! I have always adm... Read Full Story

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The Gnomon Workshop Releases New DVD Introduction to ZBrush 3 with Ryan Kingslien - 10/31/08

This week The Gnomon Workshop adds to its library of professional production technique dvds with a new title by instructor Ryan Kingslien. Introduction to ZBrush 3 with Ryan Kingslien follows the same production artist training course Ryan developed while Product Manager at Pixologic for companies such as ILM, EA and Ubisoft. Focusing on the beginning digital sculptor, Ryan walks us through the different options and controls in the interface while explaining how each feature fits together within a digital sculpting and texture painting workflow. With 33 chapters, each feature is discussed in short 10 to 20 minute segements to give the learner easy access to all that ZBru... Read Full Story

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Gnomon Workshop Releases 2 new titles on Creative Pipeline - 02/18/08

THIS WEEK THE GNOMON WORKSHOP RELEASES TWO NEW TITLES ON THE CREATIVE PIPELINE WITH BARONTiERi AND RAINARTThe Gnomon Workshop releases two new titles on the Creative Production Pipeline from Thierry Doizon (a.k.a. BARONTiERi) and Sebastien Larroude (a.k.a. Rainart). Covering Character Design and Matte Painting, BARONTiERi and Rainart reveal their techniques using a myriad of tools including Photoshop, Maya, ZBrush and Fusion. These two new titles delve into the broad expanse of the creative process from jumpstarting your creativity, research and teamwork and all the way through lighting effects and color correction. DVD Descriptions:Character Design Pipeline Production Art and Research Te... Read Full Story

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THE GNOMON WORKSHOP RELEASES NEW "BEHIND THE SCENES" DVDS - 04/07/08

NEW BEHIND THE SCENES SERIES RELEASES THIS WEEK FROM THE GNOMON WORKSHOP April 2nd, 2008, HOLLYWOOD. This week The Gnomon Workshop will be releasing their ground-breaking new "Behind The Scenes" series. This new series is an exciting look at the creation of a game cinematic sequence. Produced with the cooperation of Producer Emmanuel Fragelus, Art Director Mark Goerner and Director Louis Bolivar, this series follows a team of artists as they demonstrate their production techniques from concept phase to final rendered animation. The first three titles to be released this week will cover such topics as Character Design, Character Modeling and Vehicle Design for. They w... Read Full Story

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THE GNOMON WORKSHOP RELEASES NEW DVDS - 12/07/06

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Gnomon Workshop releases 2 new DVDs - 01/24/08

This week The Gnomon Workshop is pleased to announce the release of its first title with world-renowned artist Chet Zar. In his DVD, Digital Creature Painting with Chet Zar: Design and Techniques Using Adobe Photoshop, Chet takes you through his unique process of designing and creating a creature from rough idea through to minute finishing detail using custom brushes. Also this week The Gnomon Workshop is pleased to announce the release of High Resolution 3D ... Read Full Story

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Gnomonworkshop releases Matte Painting DVDs - 10/23/06

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE THE GNOMON WORKSHOP RELEASES MATTE PAINTING DVDSChris Stoski and Darin Hilton Reveal Techniques October 18th, 2006, HOLLYWOOD. The Gnomon Workshop is pleased to welcome Chris Stoski and Darin Hilton to our training library with the release of four DVDs on digital matte painting. Used to create backgrounds, sets, extensions or environments that are too costly to ... Read Full Story