For artists and hobbyists looking to get into 3D design and animation, dvGarage may have just the right starter kit. The company has released the 3D Toolkit 2.5, a new 3D training product aimed at alleviating some of the expense and complication standing in the way of producing high-end 3D on entry-level computers.
The product ships with 4 hours of video training led by dvGarage founder and former Industrial Light & Magic “Rebel Unit” member Alex Lindsay. Also included are 28 tutorials and a full, working version of Electric Image Universe (3D Toolkit version), a production-level 3D application used in more than 50 feature films and TV shows. The package retails for only $99.
The 3D Toolkit is available for Mac OS9, OSX, and Windows 2000/XP. More information can be found at: www.dvgarage.com