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ruthie08
12-03-2008, 04:45 PM
Escape Studios, the number one source for developing a successful career in the CG industry, today announced the launch of its new online ZBrush Foundation course. Comprised of over 11 hours of HD video tutorial content created by industry experts, ZBrush Foundation enables artists of all levels to grasp the incredible power of Pixologic’s industry standard sculpting tool. Delivered through Escape’s proprietary online learning system, ZBrush Foundation provides students with a comprehensive learning experience and the ability to ask questions of Escape’s industry professional tutors, using the system’s unique Q&A feature. For more information on Escape’s ZBrush Foundation course, please visit http://www.escapestudios.com/en_GB/training/online-courses/online-zbrush-course.html.

“I am very impressed with the quality of the ZBrush training Escape has created,” said Martin Knapp, marketing and education director at Pixologic Inc. “The videos are easy to follow and the unique player that allows interaction with the instructors is top notch! ZBrush users, new and old, will benefit from this training course.”

Developed by Escape Studios’ team of production tutors, ZBrush Foundation covers all aspects of the ZBrush interface and workflow, from key concepts to advanced techniques for the seasoned professional. Created to meet the expertise required by today’s demanding production industry, ZBrush Foundation demystifies complex techniques and instils confidence and competency in the user. In addition, the interactive online learning tool ensures that participants will never feel like they are studying alone. Students are guaranteed professional feedback and communication with other users, allowing them to be part of a collaborative learning environment that exceeds the capabilities of standard training through a DVD.

“We’re very excited to offer the industry’s first online ZBrush training,” said Dominic Davenport, CEO and founder at Escape Studios. “Our online learning courses, which debuted with the Maya Core course, are gaining tremendous adoption among the industry and have already been implemented by several leading studios and academic institutions, including Rare, Aardman and the University of West of England.”

About ZBrush
ZBrush is an integrated modeling, texturing and illustration environment. ZBrush’s innovative set of real-time sculpting, texturing, and deformation tools are used in major film studios and game companies worldwide. Its instant feedback and real-time response makes it the most natural-feeling digital sculpting tool available today. As a standalone application, ZBrush offers tremendous flexibility and appeals to a wide audience.

Pricing and Availability
ZBrush Foundation contains more than 11 hours of HD video content and is available for GBP £150 (USD $199). For more information on Escape’s ZBrush Foundation course or to register, please visit http://www.escapestudios.com/en_GB/training/online-courses/online-zbrush-course.html.

About Escape Studios
Founded in 2002 and based in London, Escape Studios is the number one choice for developing a successful career in the CG industry. Escape’s teaching staff includes some of the industry’s most talented film, games and animation professionals; instructors hail from world-renowned facilities such as Pixar, Sony, MPC and Cinesite. Graduates, or “Escapees,” have been placed in facilities ranging from Rockstar Games to the BBC and The Mill, and worked on some of the industry’s most high-profile projects including The Golden Compass, 10,000BC, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, and Harry Potter: The Order of the Phoenix. For more information on Escape please visit www.escapestudios.com.

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