Oregon3D Appointed as Authorized Training Center for Discreet

Mon 7th Oct 2002 | News

Oregon3D Inc., The Center for Visualization Technologies, today announced that Discreet has appointed Oregon3DSM as an authorized training center for Discreet 3ds max, combustion 2, flint, flame and smoke. The only independent training center in the United States to offer courses on Discreet flint, flame and smoke, Oregon3D's premier facility provides a collaborative learning environment for a variety of courses in 3D animation, special effects, compositing, editing and real-time image generation.

"The people at Oregon 3D spent years researching and developing the center before they launched. They wanted perfection and they got it, and they more than exceeded everyone's expectations. We so are excited to add them to the Discreet Training Center Network," said Diane Duffey, Discreet's Manager of Training and Educational Programs Worldwide. "Oregon3D not only fills a great need for training services in the Northwest region, but they are also the only training facility in the entire United States to offer training on flint, flame and smoke."

Taught by Discreet certified instructors, Mark Noland, Phil Guzzo and industry-acclaimed professionals such as Gary M. Davis, Oregon3D's instructors bring 'real-world' production and problem solving experience to the classroom. Typically consisting of four or five days of intensive, hands-on training, these courses go beyond the theory of operation to integrate course work with real-life storyboarding, postproduction and project management practices.

"It is extremely rare to find a training facility with the commitment of Oregon3D," said Gary M. Davis, nationally renowned certified Discreet training specialist. "Having had the privilege of training in six different countries, I have seen many different facilities, but none compare with the training center at Oregon3D. It truly is state-of-the-art across the board. Oregon3D is equipped for instruction on literally any graphics application out there..the sky is the limit with a facility like this one!"

Equipped with an SGI Onyx 3200 supercomputer, 24 high-end graphics workstations and a six station Octane systems lab, Oregon3D provides the working environment and equipment used by professional creative artists in the film, game, TV and visualization industries.

"In its trainers, facility, hardware and software, Oregon3D's goal is to continually be on the cutting-edge of 3D graphics technology which is why we are extremely pleased to be an authorized training center for Discreet," says Bob Rosenthal, president of Oregon3D. "Our entirely new 8,000-square-foot facility provides students with the opportunity to train in a creative environment on state-of-the-art hardware and software."

Pricing and Availability
Prices for Oregon3D classes range from a one-day introduction to 3ds max for US$250 to a five-day advanced flint, flame or smoke course for US$2,500. For class registration and additional information, visit the Oregon3D Web site at www.oregon3d.com or contact Oregon3D at its toll free number 866-626-9100.

About Oregon3D
Based in Portland, Oregon, Oregon3D was founded in October 2000 to explore the concept of The Center for Visualization TechnologiesSM. Oregon3D emerged from its founder's driving passion to discover the far-reaching realm of possibilities available with immersive, interactive computer graphics. Oregon3D's premier 8,000-square-foot facility provides students with the opportunity to learn in a creative environment using state-of-the-art hardware and software. Oregon3D is also the only facility in the region to provide a 3D visualization service bureau that allows clients to access an immersive display wall driven by the latest supercomputing technology from SGI, including an Onyx 3200 based Reality CenterTM. For class registration and additional information on Oregon3D, visit the Oregon3D Web site at www.oregon3d.com.

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