MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. â€“ Sept. 21, 2010 â€“
3D design is at a tipping point across the globe, creating a strong demand for schools that provide instruction in all aspects of 3D and computer graphics. The same is true in China where the latest education provider meeting this need is the Shanghai Information Management School, which is part of the Dong Heng Fu Vocational and Technical School. This Shanghai, China-based school is helping to further 3D education and training by implementing
Â® software into its curriculum and increasing studentsâ€™ knowledge of 3D design.
A modern, large-scale integrated public school, the Dong Heng Fu Vocational and Technical School is a key national vocational school providing students with advanced vocational education units. Over 200 students per year graduate with degrees in digital photography at the Shanghai Information Management School by completing courses in 3D, digital arts, film post-production and flash animation.
When Pikatoons, Inc., the exclusive distributor for Luxology software in China, first suggested that the school implement modo, teachers were skeptical. Ye Wei Zhong, president of Pikatoons, proactively offered to personally train the teachers, who soon realized that not only was modo easy to learn, but it was also very student-friendly and allowed them to create stunning renderings quickly and easily. After careful evaluation, the school integrated the Chinese version of modo into its entire budding 3D curriculum, which consists of focused classes that include lessons in 3D cartoon production, UV mapping and rendering.
â€œThe digital animation industry in China is very young and this is our first venture into 3D software,â€? said Hu Ming, Digital Art Original Centre Development head at Dong Heng Fu Vocational and Technical School. â€œmodo is extremely powerful and easy to learn and implement, which is exactly what our students need. We look forward to seeing how modo will enhance our 3D program in the future.â€?
Luxologyâ€™s Education Provider Program offers leading colleges, universities and 3D animation schools worldwide access to academically priced modo and associated training materials from Luxology. As a partner in this program, the Dong Heng Fu Vocational and Technical School receives special pricing, a site license to modo, automatic entitlement to any modo updates that are released within a year, and technical support for select academic projects.
Educational institutions wishing to enroll or find out more information about the Education Provider Program should contact Luxology at 650-336-1380 or via email at
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modo is an innovative 3D modeling, painting and rendering software designed to accelerate the creation of world-class models, associated color and normal maps, and ultra high-quality renderings. modoâ€™s modern workflow and advanced toolset easily deliver enhanced productivity for 3D artists and students working in design visualization, package design, game development, film visual effects, video production and graphic arts. A favorite tool among many designers and artists, modo’s innovative toolset offers one of the fastest paths to content creation on the PC and Mac.
Based in Mountain View, Calif., LuxologyÂ® LLC is an independent technology company developing next-generation 3D content creation software that enhances productivity via artist-friendly tools powered by a modern underlying architecture called NexusÂ®. Founded in 2002 by Allen Hastings, Stuart Ferguson and Brad Peebler, Luxology is home to some of the top 3D engineering expertise in the industry. More information on the company, its licensable Nexus technology, its flagship product modoÂ® and a gallery of artists’ images from the active modo community is available online at
Based in Shanghai, China, PikatoonsÂ®, Inc. is an innovative digital art and technology solution company and digital animation and game studio. PikatoonsÂ®, Inc. is exclusive partner and base of Luxology in China. The Chinese modo community is available online at
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