Bentley’s subsidiary, e-on Software, has announced that they have established a partnership with Hollywood visual effects school, Gnomon. Often referred to as the “MIT of Visual Effects” in the industry, Gnomon is educating the world’s next generation of digital artists and visual effects professionals.
“We are honored to collaborate with Gnomon, and this partnership will give us an opportunity to interact with new CG artists and animators,” said Mathieu Riveccie, business development manager, at e-on Software.
Partnership Details—Around VUE and PlantFactory
The new agreement means that VUE and PlantFactory, leading products by e-on software, will be deployed in the school’s computer labs and also integrated into digital environment creation courses.
“We are honored to collaborate with Gnomon, and this partnership will give us an opportunity to interact with new CG artists and animators,”
“The Gnomon relationship offers Bentley Systems and e-on the opportunity to support students in the media and entertainment (M&E), game development, and visual effects communities, who are likely to be future users of our tools,” said Noah Eckhouse, senior vice president, portfolio development, Bentley Systems.
What Students Can Now Do
Gnomon students will be able to create stunning 3D CGI environments with VUE and PlantFactory software systems, designing and rendering scenes in leading 3D software packages like 3ds max, Maya, LightWave, and Cinema 4D.
VUE provides an unmatched solution for creating rich and realistic natural scenery, which can be integrated into any professional pipeline, from architectural visualization to broadcast and film. PlantFactory will enable students to create any kind of vegetation, from simple grass to elaborate hero trees.
Users can go back and forth between PlantFactory and VUE products as well as directly between PlantFactory and ZBrush using the GoZ bridge feature.
Gnomon – School of Visual Effects for Film and Games in Hollywood specializes in computer graphics education for careers in the entertainment industry, offering a variety of educational options to help students reach their goals in the entertainment industry.
Established in 1997, the school offers a full-time BFA degree program, a celebrated two-year certificate in Digital Production, almost 100 individual courses for professional enrichment, and summer camp opportunities for high school students.
Gnomon School offers an unrivaled experience for students and was awarded School of the Year by the CG Student Awards in 2014 and 2015, honored with the 2015 School of Excellence Award at the 9th Annual ACCSC Professional Development Conference, and voted as a School of The Year by The Rookies in 2016 and 2017. Visit: www.gnomon.edu