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04 April 2011, 10:47 PM (

Dover Studios today released Maya Intermediate NURBS Modeling, their latest visual effects training video.

Maya Intermediate NURBS Modeling ( digs deeper into Maya's extensive NURBS modeling toolset. In this video visual effects artists, Andrew Hazelden and Russell Hazelden, explore the NURBS modeling techniques used to create an old-fashioned pocket watch.

Essential topics include: drawing NURBS curves to define the shape of each watch component, constructing surfaces from curves using a variety of NURBS surfacing tools, reshaping surfaces using soft selection and reflection, and replicating objects along a motion path using the animation snapshot tool.

Discover how to create smooth junctions between surfaces using the circular and freeform fillet tools. Learn how to use the trim tool to remove regions from NURBS surfaces by projecting curves on surfaces and intersecting surfaces.

Advanced topics include: fine-tuning NURBS Tessellation settings to produce smooth surfaces at render time and creating an ambient occlusion test render to evaluate the final pocket watch model using the mental ray renderer.

Maya Intermediate NURBS Modeling features over 2 hours of crystal clear 1080p high definition video. No steps are left out and every detail is explained with easy to follow step-by-step instructions.

Pricing and Availability
For more information visit ( and watch the free preview. Maya Intermediate NURBS Modeling is available now as a download for $49.95 USD.

About Dover Studios
Dover Studios, Inc. was founded in 2000 by brothers, Andrew Hazelden and Russell Hazelden, to provide professional Maya training for visual effects artists working in the film and television industry. Visual effects artists have relied on Dover Studios Maya training videos for years to help them meet the challenges of learning new skills. Satisfied customers around the world include students, freelancers, visual effects studios, universities and businesses.

Dover Studios visual effects training videos are specifically designed to help artists advance their skills in a way that is flexible, convenient, and affordable. The VFX training videos are available as direct downloads from the Dover Studios website enabling artists to learn new techniques right away and at their own pace.

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