- Architosh Staff ([email protected])
- 13 June 2001
Mac3D news: dvGarage intros new 3D Training Kit
In some stunning news yesterday dvGarage announced a new 3D Training System with a full version of Electric Image 2.9 software for just $99. According to the press release:
dvGarage and Electric Image announced the first low cost, integrated training system designed to teach 3D principles and techniques to visual artists in all industries. The system is called the 3D Toolkit and will include DVD-based training hosted by Alex Lindsay, dvGarage founder and former Industrial Light & Magic animator, as well as a full version of ElectricImage Animation System 2.9, which originally sold for $2,295 and was used to create 3D effects in "Star Wars: Episode 1" and many other blockbuster productions. The 3D Toolkit will be available for the Macintosh in late July for only $199.
"In many ways, the 3D Toolkit is giving to everyone what I wish I had when I was getting started," explains Lindsay, "It represents a true democratization of content creation. No longer will success in this industry solely rely on the limited access to expensive schools or software but, rather, talent and dedication. We are giving away the keys to the 3D Kingdom and this is only the beginning."
3D Toolkit Info
The 3D Toolkit is designed for a wide range of 3D artists and designers, including people in film, motion graphics, 2D graphics, solids modeling, CAD and related industries.
The 3D Toolkit includes an overview of modeling, rendering and animation topics, as well as both basic and advanced tutorials. Included are collections of texture maps, models, surface settings and more. To further build on its integrated training platform, dvGarage later this summer will release six (6) additional components to the 3D Toolkit system.
ElectricImage Animation System (EIAS) 2.9
As unbelievable as it sounds this system includes the complete EIAS 2.9 release (which is not the current version of ElectricImage) which includes powerful hybrid solids/surfaces modeler, comprehensive animation system with function curve editing, bones, IK, morphing, deformations, motion blur effects and a variety of plugins. It also includes Camera, which is the "world's fastest rendering engine".
3D Toolkit users can upgrade to ElAS 3.0
3D Toolkit users can upgrade to the newest version of ElectricImage Universe 3.0 for a discounted price. Although the 3D Toolkit will retail for $199, pre-orders for the dvGarage 3D Toolkit can be placed through dvGarage's distribution partner Toolfarm.com Inc.
dvGarage 3D Toolkit - $99 (through June 30, 2001)
dvGarage Tookit Bundle - $198 (through June 30, 2001)
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