The Gnomon Workshop Releases new 3DS Max DVD

Fluid Simulation with Glu3D

May 2nd, 2007, HOLLYWOOD. -- The Gnomon Workshop is pleased to welcome a new artist to our training library, internationally recognized 3D artist Cetin Tuker, who provides our digital DVD library with his knowledge of 3ds Max techniques using Glue3D. Cetin has over 15 years experience working in 3D production and teaching university level 3D Animation and Motion Graphics. Cetin is also a respected writer for numerous 3D magazines and the author of his own book on "3D Environment Design" which was released in 2006.

"Cetin Tuker has the eye of an artist and the ability to convey his skills as a teacher," says senior producer Stephen McClure. "In this latest offering from the Gnomon Workshop he takes us from start to finish through a commercial spot incorporating fluids via the Glu3D plug-in for 3ds Max. This DVD is a must have for anyone working with fluids in Max and will lead them, step by step, down the road to the completion of production quality animations."

Accolades:

"Cetin is one of the rare people I know who constantly improves himself on a wide variety of subjects. No wonder he's receiving international attention and having world-wide achievements."
- Cuneyt Ozdas, Senior Software Engineer
Splutterfish LLC

"Cetin Tuker is a very skilled 3D artist. Looking at his work you understand that he must have enormous patience and an excellent eye for the photo-real."
- Steven Stahlberg


Instructor Bio:


Cetin Tuker graduated from the Middle East Technical University in Ankara with a BA in Architecture in 1992 and completed his MA in 1996. He started working with 3D computer graphics in 1991 producing architectural visualizations and started his 3D teaching career in 1994. In 2001, after working on several multimedia and 3D animation projects, he joined the team of the AMBUSH - PUSU, the first Turkish 3D real-time action video game, and stayed with them through the project's completion in 2004. He has since been teaching 3D animation and motion graphics in the Graphic Design Department of the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul, Turkey. Cetin has a number of published articles in respected 3D magazines and his first book about "3D Environment Design" was published in 2006. Cetin also works as a character animator in the digital post-production field primarily for TV commercials.

DVD Description:

Fluid Simulation with Glu3D
3ds Max Techniques with Cetin Tuker

In this DVD, Cetin Tuker demonstrates the basic parameters of Glu3D in 3ds Max including the Glu3D main node, particle source, object manager and per object parameters. Cetin also walks you through a production quality fluid simulation animation project, starting from the storyboards. Modeling the objects in Max, scene setup and animation alternatives using the PWrapper function of Glu3D with the particle flow of Max, filling closed volumes with Glu3D particles and designing a fluid explosion are all thoroughly discussed. By watching this DVD you will see the entire production process for a fluid based commercial project.

Since 2000, The Gnomon Workshop has provided artists and students with the educational resources they need to succeed as artists in the entertainment industries. Whether they're interested in design, modeling, effects, animation, storytelling or matte painting, these DVDs provide a valuable educational resource for students around the world. The Gnomon Workshop is the sister company of The Gnomon School of Visual Effects, which provides professional caliber visual effects instruction to students and professionals in Los Angeles, California.

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