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3D Power News | August 7th 2008
2008 Summer Seminar Series
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2008 Summer Seminar Series
Our regular online training seminars continue to be very popular. This seminar series kicks off on Tuesday, August 12th with a session by Lex de Azevedo on 3D in Photoshop CS3, using Strata's 3D[in] plug-ins.

Upcoming sessions include "Intro to Animation", by Christian Moore; "Modeling Tools and Techniques", by Dave Winslow; and 3 condensed training sessions on modeling, texturing and rendering by Chris Tyler himself.

Visit the seminar page to learn more about these sessions and to register for email reminders the day before.
Art & Science 2 Has Arrived
43 hours of video on two DVDs from the master of photo-realism, Chris Tyler. Art & Science 2 is the ultimate resource for anyone using Strata 3D CX today.
DVD 1 - Basic to Advanced Modeling, contains 27 hours of tutorials ranging from basic modeling to the most advanced modeling techniques.

Chris effortlessly guides you through Strata 3D CX's modeling tools and how to use them. He starts by explaining the basics of polygon modeling by using some real world projects.

DVD 2 - Texturing and Rendering, contains over 16 hours of tutorials on how to make the best use of Strata 3D CX's powerful rendering engine. This DVD covers grunge maps, the silk shader, UV mapping, single and double sided textures, lighting and rendering.

The Art & Science of Strata 3D CX - 2 is on sale now in the Strata Store for $149 each or $249 for both.
Take 35% off "The Art & Science" of Strata 3D CX
The original Art & Science is still a spectacular training resource. Take part in our simple user survey for 35% off Chris Tyler's "Art & Science of Strata 3D CX", with 125 more pages on modeling, rendering and texturing in Strata 3D CX.
New Strata Training Class in Kansas City
On October 6-8, WestRim Digital Arts will be holding the DesignMasters Course in Kansas City, taught by veteran Instructor Dave Winslow.  This course is for more experienced Strata 3D users, at the intermediate-to-advanced level.  Topics covered will include: Complex modeling, using sub-division surfaces to create organic shapes, advanced texturing, HDRI and light domes, and achieving realistic results.   Particular emphasis will be placed on workflow efficiency, and getting high-quality results in a production environment.

This course is highly applicable to professional package and display designers, but will also be valuable to graphic artists, illustrators and designers in many other fields.  If you're looking to take your skills to the next level, and need to master the intricacies and many sophisticated tools in Strata 3D CX, this is the course for you.
Strata Live 3D Navigation
The StrataCafe resources section isn't just for models and textures. We also have a selection of Strata Live 3D navigation bars, just in case the ones provided with the application didn't suit the style or the color scheme of your presentation.

Come visit the Cafe resources for a selection of thousands of model, textures and Live 3D nav bars for your Strata-related projects.
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