Wed 18th Sep 2002 | News
THE GNOMON WORKSHOP RELEASES NEW DVD TITLESNine New Titles Cover Modeling, Dynamics and Expressions in Maya
September 18, 2002 -- HOLLYWOOD. - The Gnomon Workshop has released nine new training DVDs on modeling, dynamics and expressions in Alias|Wavefront¹s Maya. This series, which includes three DVDs on NURBS modeling and four more titles on Maya's Dynamics engine, also marks the premiere of a new instructor in the Gnomon Workshop offerings. Andrew Orloff has produced two DVDs on using expressions in Maya. Each title has 110 minutes of instruction, lecture notes, resource spotlights and bonus materials. DVDs are priced at $79 each and may be purchased at http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com
These DVDs were produced by Alex Alvarez, Director of the Gnomon
Workshop and Gnomon School of Visual Effects; Darrin Krumweide, Associate
Director of Gnomon; and Andrew Orloff, Gnomon instructor and free-lance 3D
Artist and Supervisor. As always, the objective of the DVDs is to explain
the tools, with a focus on workflow, using a wide range of example effects.
The nine new releases are as follows:
"Our goal from the inception of the Gnomon Workshop has been to emulate the curriculum at the Gnomon School," explains Alvarez. "With the addition of Andrew Orloff to our slate of Gnomon Workshop instructors, we come one step closer to that goal."
Andrew Orloff is Head of CG at Zoic. His ad campaign credits include Skittles, Coca-Cola, Intel, Chevy Tahoe, Carl's Jr., Taco Bell and many more. He has also created music videos for Cake, Mariah Carey and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, as well as effects for the television shows "Angel" and"Buffy the Vampire Slayer". He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Theatre Film and Television. Orloff has been teaching at Gnomon since1999. All DVD titles have interactive menus with chapters, lecture notes, resource spotlights of 40 minutes in length, and bonus material. On DVD-ROM-equipped PCs and Macs, viewers can access a Maya project directory with scene files and source images such as textures and image planes.
Gnomon Workshop is an outgrowth of the Gnomon School of Visual Effects, a professional institute specializing in training for the high-end visual effects community. This on-line resource for the Maya community produces training DVDs, videos and tutorials which are available exclusively on-line at http://www.The-Gnomon-Workshop.com. The website also features written tutorials by Alvarez.
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