Press Release

New Training DVD from Allan McKay: FumeFx Essentials

Training tool gets users up to speed with FumeFX plug-in

(New Orleans, LA – January 30, 2008) - TurboSquid, home to the world’s largest collection of royalty-free 3D models, is pleased to announce FumeFX Essentials from Allan McKay, the newest training DVD on the FumeFX plug-in for Autodesk 3ds Max.

Allan McKay is the director of Catastrophic FX, a highly acclaimed studio specializing in visual effects for Hollywood films. Allan created effects for Superman Returns, Blade Trinity, Asylum, Paycheck, Day Breakers, Scooby Doo 2 and dozens of others. Allan has also been a guest speaker at conferences around the world including Siggraph and Digital Media Festival, as well as teaching master classes to up-and-coming visual effects artists.

The FumeFX Essentials DVD, which includes over three hours of training, focuses on these key features:

  1. Introduction to FumeFX and how the system operates
  2. Object interaction with FumeFX effects (Ground Breaking - low ground fog effects and pluming)
  3. Burning Paper (materials, fume fire, animated burn patterns)
  4. Campfire (fire and smoke look, and tweaking to achieve a specific effect)
  5. Bubbling cauldron (falling dry ice-style gaseous smoke effects)
  6. Explosions (tweaking the look and motion)
  7. Advanced Fuel interactions

Pricing and Availability

FumeFX Essentials is available now from TurboSquid and authorized resellers around the world at an SRP of $59.95. For a reseller near you, contact The FumeFX Essentials DVD runs only from a PC-based DVD drive. Visit the FumeFX Essentials product page for more information.

About FumeFX Essentials Developer Catastrophic FX and Allan McKay

Catastrophic FX, founded by Allan McKay, is a complete post production facility, offering 3D Animation, high-end visual effects and compositing for TV commercials, feature films and game cinematics.

Allan McKay is a Hollywood veteran with over a decade of experience working on both feature films and TV commercials for prestigious studios across the globe.

About TurboSquid

Founded in 2000, TurboSquid is dedicated to the management and distribution of digital products and other relevant content for 3D and 2D designers and creative professionals. TurboSquid provides a global market for digital products by enabling individual and corporate users to list, promote and sell their content to users around the world. In 2003, TurboSquid was named as the exclusive publisher and worldwide distributor for the Autodesk Certified Animation Plug-in Program. TurboSquid is a privately held and venture-backed company. More information can be found at the company's web site:

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