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I am on the board of directors for Digital Alberta and I would like to share with you, one of the workshops in partnership with the Banff Centre we are offering.

The Art of Visual Storytelling Workshop  - April 16 - 19, 2009


Past presenters have worked for Dreamworks, Pixar, Starz Animation and more!


As someone who has attended our previous storytelling workshops, I can certainly attest to the benefits of attending this workshop


If you are an aspiring animator, game designer, comic book artist or just really want to learn how to tell stories in the visual medium, you owe it to yourself to attend!

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Escape Studios (New York, London) is offering some of its Maya Core course as a ‘demo’, in order for potential students to get a taste of what the complete course has to offer.  

The course consists of movies related to aspects of Maya’s functionality.  For the demo, most of the movies are locked down, so you can’t view them.  Through the titles of the movies, you are able to get an understanding of the sheer depth that this course offers.  

For the movies that are unlocked, you are able to view the clip in its entirety.  Most courses online that ‘unlock’ sample training only offer the first introductory movies to get the potential participant interested.  In contrast, Escape Studios, has unlocked videos throughout its course offering.  One can get a good idea of what you are actually going to get if you sign up for the complete course.

If you are looking to find Autodesk Maya training online, this might be the place to look.

  • 25 Jan 2009
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Sweet Jesus!  Filed in the ‘Now I’ve seen everything’ drawer, I came upon this in my web travels to look for some tuts on how to get that Starcraft metal material that is so sweet looking.  Then I came upon vrogy.net, and saw this amazing discovery.

For those of you that don’t know what a CNC is, it is a computer controlled cutting machine that can carve out machine parts, car rims, and a whole lot of stuff out of metal, foam, plastic and more.  Most industrial machines that do this kind of work can be in the thousands of dollars.  It would appear though, that you can get plans and parts from RockCliff that you can hook up to your dremel, and by the pictures maybe even a rotozip.  Once you get the system together you hook it up to your home computer, load the software, and start outputting your digital creations to something in the tactile realm.  Okay, well, maybe a little more than that.

While it is unclear what type of file format the software will allow you to import, I can’t see it being too difficult to import something from 3DS Max or even Maya.

Ah, the possibilities would be endless…

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