Studio looks to bridge student/industry divide with learning method

Rare signs up to use Escape’s online CG course

Rare has signed up to use Escape’s new online CG course as part of its professional development program for its employees. It

The new teaching method was unveiled a few weeks ago and has been devised to allow easier learning of Autodesk’s 3D app Maya.

Escape’s commercial director Mark Cass commented: “It’s vital that an artist can get information quickly, when they really need it. The search functionality enables users to easily find what they are looking for, learn what they need and get back to the job in hand. In a working environment the ability to give up hours in training just isn’t possible all the time."

Rare’s head of art, Lee Musgrave, added: “It took a proper evaluation of the system to appreciate the depth of the content. Escape has covered lots of ground in depth, and the in-built Q&A system takes the learning experience beyond any other delivery mechanism. The online course will enable many of our artists to get a much more rounded view of Maya. Having people ‘knowing’ other aspects of the software can be very powerful for us. The course solves many training issues for us here at Rare and we are excited about all the new courses currently in development at Escape."

In time, Escape plans to expand with courses on VFX, ZBrush, Animation, Characters and Games.

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