SuperToon Series Storms Europe With Maya MasterClasses


Seminars offer industry solutions for animating toony characters using Maya Techniques

Last Updated: November 4, 2005 5:40 pm GMT
(Toronto, Canada - November 4, 2005) Alias has announced its SuperToon European Roadshow of Maya ® MasterClasses™, kicking off December 5, 2005 in Paris. The series continues in London and Copenhagen, December 7 and December 9 respectively.

Event registration is now available online at with early bird pricing available until November 15.

This successful series was first seen at SIGGRAPH® 2005 and features presentations by industry experts including: Jeff Bernstein of Disney Feature Animation, Joe Harkins of Sony Pictures Imageworks and Chris Cordingley of Disney Feature Animation as presenters. The following three MasterClasses will be offered in each of the cities on the SuperToon European Roadshow.

Class Descriptions
  • Super-Toon Series | Modeling and Rigging Toony Characters
    This course will discuss the differences in character development between animated features and visual effects. In addition, it will focus on effectively modeling cartoon characters, as well as creating stable setups for stretchy limbs, squashing bellies, character silhouettes and adjustable line of action.

  • Super-Toon Series | Toony Facial Rigging
    This course will examine the anatomy of the cartoon face and will discuss topology, designing a facial system, translating emotion into setup, high-level controls and squash and stretch, as well as integrating the facial setup into the master rig.

  • Super-Toon Series | Animating 2D Characters in 3D
    This course will cover topics such as: 2d vs. 3d planning, applying the principles such as real squash and stretch, cartoon timing and snappy animation, cool cheats, emotion, silhouette and line of action.

  • Single Session (one ticket)
    Regular --90.00 Early bird --70.00

  • Two Session Bundle (includes two tickets)
    Regular --140.00 - Early bird --110.00

  • Three Session Bundle (includes three tickets, Learning Tools and one month FREE of Silver Membership)
    Regular--180.00 - Early bird--140.00

  • Four Session Bundle*Paris Only (includes four tickets, The Art of Maya ™, 3rd Edition, One Month's Silver Membership FREE and a session on animating with Alias MotionBuilder)
    Regular--200.00 - Early bird--180.00

About Alias
As the world's leading innovator of 3D graphics technology, Alias develops software for the film and video, games, web, interactive media, industrial design, automotive, architecture and visualization markets. Alias has headquarters in Toronto and a custom development center in Santa Barbara with offices worldwide. Please visit the Alias web site at or call 1-800-447-2542 in North America. International contact numbers include: Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa, +44 (0) 1494 441273; Germany, East & Southeast Europe, 0049 89 31 70 20; France, Spain and Portugal, +33 1 44 92 81 60; Italy, 39 039 6340011; Japan and other parts of Asia Pacific, 81 3 5797 3500 and Latin America, 770 393 1881.


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