3D Brigade And Mesharray Open Joint Autodesk Authorized Training Center In Budapest

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13 March 2008, Budapest, Hungary

3D Brigade, Eastern-Europe's leading art outsourcing studio for the videogame industry, and Mesharray Digital Media School, Hungary's largest institution teaching 3D graphics, joined together and opened a new Autodesk Authorized Training Center in Budapest, Hungary (EU). The facility is housed in the office building of 3D Brigade, so the students are in close proximity to actual production for the most renowned game developers and publishers on the world.

"We're awaiting the results of this cooperation with extraordinary excitement. Such symbiosis of a production studio and an educational institution is considered to be unusual even on a global scale," commented Bernadett Bakos, leader of Mesharray Digital Media School. "In my opinion, the motivation of the students in this facility is substantially higher than in a "traditional school", so accordingly they're able to find jobs in the videogame industry much easier. Thisis one of the most relevant standards of our success."

The strategic reason for this arrangement is that 3D Brigade can monitor the development of each student and offer a job to the most promising graduates. Trainee positions are open to talented artists who see their career or professional growth in the exciting world of game development.

"Among 3D Brigade's clients are the industry's largest, most important multinational companies in the world. To supply our constantly growing outsourcing needs, we have two options: establish new subsidiaries abroad and emphasize domestic education." said John Z. Vamosi, Chairman of 3D Brigade. "It's very delightful that, with the help of Mesharray Digital Media School, we're able to provide a home for this training center. Thanks to its Autodesk Authorized Training Center status, this facility can give aspiring Hungarian students a professional education, suitable even to the requirements of our most significant customers."

"We have very clear goals.In order to maintain our position among the world's leading art outsourcing studios for the videogame sector, we're going to establish approximately 1,000 new artist jobs by 2010; a part of them here, in Hungary. This training facility is one of the momentous cornerstones of this process," he added.

Thanks to the renowned clientele of 3D Brigade, the best and most skillful trainees can instantly prove themselves on key projects for such mammoth game companies as Electronic Arts, Disney Interactive Studios, Vivendi Universal, Eidos Interactive, Atari, Konami and many more.

The facility has a capacity of 14 and is equipped with the latest technology. The experienced instructors are aided by a high-resolution dual projector system and each student is supplied with powerful hardware (including the latest, industry-standard software applications) so they can acquire an internationally competitive knowledge. This exceptionally well-equipped facility is also home to 3D Brigade's courses and workshops for its internal artists.

Currently, the facility can house 8 courses in 2008, which means approximately 100 graduates per year. 3D Brigade and Mesharray plan to expand both the center's capacity, the framework, and the scale of the cooperation over time.

About 3D Brigade:

Established in 2002, 3D Brigade is Eastern-Europe's leading art and asset outsourcing studio located in Budapest, Hungary (EU). The company is an official vendor of Electronic Arts, Disney Interactive Studios, Vivendi Universal Games, Eidos, Atari, Liquid Entertainment, Digital Extremes, Konami, and many more, offering a competitively priced solution to deliver any kind of art content for digital entertainment products, from concept art to 3D modeling and texturing to render movies. 3D Brigade also owns a Vicon-8 optical motion capture system equipped studio.

The company's more than 50 highly skilled, full-time artists contributed to over 50 different game titles. Some of the key projects from our past include Silent Hill: Origins for Konami, Dark Sector for Digital Extremes, Heroes of Might and Magic V for Ubisoft, The Witcher for CD Projekt RED, Sacred 2 - Fallen Angel for Ascaron, F.E.A.R. - Extraction Point for Timegate Studios, and Desperados 2: Cooper's Revenge for Atari/Spellbound. For more information, visit http://www.3dbrigade.com.

About MESHARRAY Digital Media School ( www.mesharray.hu):

Established in 1999, Mesharray Digital Media School is Hungary's largest institution teaching 3D graphics, offering state-accredited education on the fields of 3D animation, digital film and post-processing, game development, multimedia, DTP, CAD and digital visualization and design.

As a part of the international network of authorized Adobe, Autodesk, Maxon and Pixologic educational centers and with professionally equipped facilities, the School offers a high level practical knowledge adequate to the latest technological challenges and suitable to the requirements of the highly competitive labor market.

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3D Brigade - Media Contact:

Theodore Reiker

PR Director

3D BRIGADE, 132 Hajogyari sziget, H-1033 Budapest, Hungary

Phone: +36(1)430 1473

Fax: +36(1)200 3555

Email: treiker@3dbrigade.com


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