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Tidbits: Vectorworks, Luxion and other news

Mac CAD and 3D News: We have training and event news for Vectorworks and ZBrush users, plus news on KeyShot’s uptake in US art schools and colleges.

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Vectorworks Training in New York

There will be Vectorworks Core Concepts and Intermediate Concepts courses in mid November in New York City. Both courses are two day courses. Core Concepts is on Nov 16-17 and the price per course is 599.USD. The location is NYC but will be further defined soon. To register click here.

The Intermediate Concepts course is on Nov 18-19 and is 599.USD. To register click here. You can register for both for just 999.USD and you can call here: 877-202-8871.

Luxion Academic Program Finds Rapid Adoption

Luxion, the developers of KeyShot, an advanced real-time ray tracing and global illumination renderer, has announced this week that its Academic Program has found rapid adoption amongst schools and students around the world. The latest adopters including world-class leading art schools and colleges such as Art Center College of Design, Savannah College of Art and Design, Arizona State University, University of Notre Dame, and Kendall Collage of Art and Design.

Phil Renato, associate professor and chair of the Allesee Metals/Jewelry Design Program at Kendall College of Art and Design, has been teaching CAD and rendering for years. He often struggled with the ever increasing complexity of traditional rendering applications.
“Once I started using KeyShot I understood that rendering is not an additional step,” said Phil Renato. “It is a working process that needs to be seamlessly integrated into the design process itself.”
Mr. Renato is now introducing KeyShot after the first week rather than the final 3 weeks of each semester as he had done in the past. Being able to run on any Mac or PC without the need for a special graphics card makes it easy to deploy amongst students.
“We conduct regular critiques exclusively in their rendering ‘camera’,” Mr. Renato continues. “The KeyShot interface and results allow them to concentrate on developing better products.”

Luxion offers KeyShot to students starting at 95.USD per year. Schools can adopt KeyShot Pro Floating Lab Packs for 20,30 and 40 licenses. To learn more visit here.

ZBrush User Meeting – Montreal

Pixologic is heading to Montreal for a ZBrush User Meeting on Nov 7-9. Registration has begun and seats are limited but you can still get in on the action here.

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