Posts Tagged ‘training’

Welsh ‘super-needle’ to aid pin-hole surgery training

by Randall Handon December 30, 2009
Bangor University staff have created a virtual pin-hole surgery trainer that combined 3D glasses and a projected display with force-feedback technology to create a virtual reality patient they can practice on, that generates real feedback on the needle during the procedure. “What we’re trying to do is create a virtual patient that a doctor or […]

Anatomy Tools Workshops

by Randall Handon December 17, 2009

New Unreal Development Kit Training Videos

by Randall Handon December 4, 2009
Less than a month after the release of Epic’s Unreal Development Kit, they’ve partnered with 3D Buzz to release a massive collection of 130 training videos covering everything from the User Interface to Lighting to Physics and Fluids. Known for high-quality Video Training Modules and the Mastering Unreal Technology book series, 3D Buzz has put […]

Immersive virtual reality in Industrial Training

by Randall Handon September 25, 2009
If you’re considering a job in industrial process control, then you might want to brush up on your Halo skills as new technology from “Eyesim” integrates virtual reality headsets and simulations into training. By merging virtual plant imagery with screens from asset management or other application software, the Invensys solution creates a computer-generated representation of […]

Autodesk 3dsMax Certification

by Randall Handon September 22, 2009
Autodesk has launched a new 3dsMax certification program to accompany their existing certifications for other applications, giving you another way to fluff your resume with your amazing graphics capabilities. Autodesk certifications are a reliable validation of an individual’s skills and knowledge that demonstrate expertise in a specific area,” said Paul Mailhot, senior director of Autodesk […]

Virtual Reality Medical Education in Second Life

by Randall Handon September 15, 2009
Use of Second Life, the popular free virtual environment “sandbox”, in medical education has been discussed before.  It’s different, however, to hear an actual MD talking about how great it is.  In a new article by Peter Yellowless MD, he discusses his experiences using and creating medical training environments in Second Life with great results: […]

Escape Studios Skillset Visual Effects Course

by Randall Handon August 23, 2009
Twelve lucky participants will have the opportunity to take the Escape Studios Skillset Visual Effects course, an 18 week course at the London Studios, for free thanks to the Skillset Film Skills Fund, and even receive minimum wage throughout their attendance. The Skillset Visual Effects course will offer a rich mix of intensive practical training […]

New CGWorkshops on Matte Painting and Maya Scripting

by Randall Handon August 12, 2009
CGSociety has announced a pair of new workshops available for enrollment.  First is “Matte Painting” form David Luong: Matte Painter, compositor and VFX guru David Luong is back with his updated Matte Painting workshop. This is an intermediate to advanced level matte painting class using Adobe Photoshop as well as using AfterEffects and/or Nuke to […]

NVidia SIGGRAPH 2009 Slides Online

by Randall Handon August 7, 2009
If you couldn’t make it to SIGGRAPH, or couldn’t make it to all of NVidia’s presentations (and they had several), then hit up the NVidia Developer Zone where they’ve posted slides for their talks. NVIDIA @ SIGGRAPH 2009.