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Make a Complete Sci-Fi Short from Scratch with Digital-Tutors’ New VFX Training Series

Expert Tutorials Explain Production Techniques Used on Live-Action/CG Short; Modeling and Rigging Lessons Free

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma – September 15, 2015 – Today, Digital-Tutors, a Pluralsight company, launches the ‘Daydreamer’ Production Pipeline series. Featuring 12 hours of video training, this advanced series takes artists through the complete process needed to animate a sci-fi short – from creature modeling to compositing. 

The robots, rockets and brightly colored landscapes that populate a little girl’s fantasy world are explored over eight tutorials, each outlining a separate function of the pipeline. Starting with modeling and UVs, the tutorials progress into texturing, rigging, animating and rendering, before finishing up with color grading and compositing in The Foundry’s NUKE. Applications like MODO, MARI, Autodesk Maya and Side Effects’ Houdini are all featured, so artists can build skill sets in products used throughout the VFX industry.

“We wanted to empower artists with another in-depth pipeline series,” said Kyle Green, Director of Creative Content at Digital-Tutors. “Whether they want to learn the multiple steps of a production, or just communicate better up the pipeline, this series gives them the skills they need to be successful in a professional setting.”

Four tutorials are available now with more to arrive in the next few weeks. All the tutorials are accessible with a subscription to Digital-Tutors, and non-subscribers can explore the first two tutorials on modeling and rigging for free.

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The ‘Daydreamer’ series is another entry in Digital-Tutors’ Learning Path category devoted to production pipelines. While users can always expect new tutorials that teach to a specific product or steps of the pipeline, these pipeline Learning Paths offer artists a complete approach to their VFX and 3D animation training by putting all of the elements together.

The ‘Daydreamer’ Production Pipeline series is available here.

About Digital-Tutors

Digital-Tutors, a Pluralsight company, develops award-winning training solutions for emerging digital artists and designers using a unique teaching approach designed by university educators and industry professionals. Recognized as the largest resource for online creative and tech training, Digital-Tutors delivers fun project-driven training for students, hobbyists, and professionals using the latest creative software. Training is available for creative subjects and software in 3D animation, video & VFX, game development, design, CAD and web. For more information, visit

About Pluralsight

Founded in 2004, Pluralsight is the global leader in online learning for professional software developers, IT specialists and creative technologists. As the world’s largest curated professional development platform for professionals, the company offers instant access to more than 4,000 courses authored by top experts. With customers in more than 150 countries, Pluralsight serves as a career catalyst, delivering hands-on, practical training for the most in-demand and understaffed jobs of today. For more information, visit