Alias announced two new Learning Tools: Pipeline Techniques |
Maya and Alias MotionBuilder, and Maya Techniques | Maya Fluid Effects. Both tools further a full range of Learning Tools that offer 3D professionals, students and enthusiasts a collection of books and DVDs for self-paced learning.
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Pipeline Techniques | Maya and Alias MotionBuilder is authored by Marc-André Guindon, the founder of Montreal-based production facility Realities Studio. Priced at US$ 69.99, the Pipeline Techniques | Maya and Alias MotionBuilder DVD explores the best practices for setting up a production pipeline from the early modeling stages through the complete production cycle, revealing the best use of the greatest strengths of both Maya and MotionBuilder. The DVD also provides scene files to assist with learning.
Maya Techniques | Maya Fluid Effects is co-authored by Duncan Brinsmead and Neehar Karnik. Maya Techniques | Maya Fluid Effects is a DVD focused on working with and writing expressions – combining particle systems and fluids to produce a wide variety of effects. This Learning Tool, priced at US$ 69.99, teaches water related effects such as creating foam on an ocean surface using both particles and fluid, creating the most effective gaseous effects, as well as flames and explosions. The DVD also includes MEL scripts, sample expressions and scene files to assist with learning.