London - Escape Studios launches a brand new series of low-cost online training aimed at students, aspiring 3D artists, and computer graphics (CG) hobbyists across the globe. Designed to provide trainees with the skills they need to build a career in CG, the courses cover CG industry staples Maya, ZBrush, and Nuke in detail, drawing on Escape Studios’ world-famous classroom training in Visual Effects, Character Animation, Game Art, and Compositing.
Each course offers at least 10 hours of training material, prepared by Escape Studios’ in-house team of tutors, whose CVs include Pixar, The Moving Picture Company, The Mill, Sony, and Framestore. Accessing all courses via Escape Studios’ Web site (www.escapestudios.com), trainees can use the material at any time over 12 months. Escape Studios operates an online forum, hosted on Facebook, where they can share their ideas and tips with their peers.
The courses start at £99.99 for the ‘Introduction to Maya’ course, and comprise over 10 hours’ training material. The cost per hour of training works out considerably less than other online or DVD-based CG training. Full-time students can benefit from a 50 percent discount on list prices, and can also claim Escape Studios’ educational discount for the Autodesk Creative Suite, which comprises Maya, Mudbox, 3ds Max, MotionBuilder, and Softimage and is available for under £150, enabling them to buy and get trained on state-of-the-art software for less than £210.
Danskin continues: “With the quality of our training and Escapees’ unrivalled success pursuing careers in CG, we think our new online courses will give people the leg-up they need to start a career as a CG pro or just move their work on to the next level. If you’re interested in CG but don’t have the time or money to attend formal classroom training, our online courses are the perfect solution.”