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Frequently Asked Questions

What makes TDU different?

TDU’S commitment to connecting industry professionals with students is something you don’t often find. We feel passionately that in order for students to learn the most current techniques in this ever-changing industry, they must be trained by those currently working.

Our focus on training the art of these different crafts is what also makes TDU unique. Our goal is not just to teach you Maya or Nuke or Houdini. There are countless websites, tutorials, and manuals available to do just that. We are here to teach you how to be an artist in this industry. We are teaching you how to look at your images differently and evaluate them in such a way that will lead you to creating the best image possible.

When do the classes take place? Are the lectures live?
That is one of the benefits of tdu. There are no set class times. You do it whenever it is convenient for you.

The full course is available for you as soon as you register with no expiration date so that you can take the course as fast or slow as you would like.

You can also post questions and comments to the private fb group page and interact/network with your peers and professionals in the industry.

Other questions?
Don’t be shy! Contact us here.

We would love to hear from you!

How are the courses structured?
All courses follow the same basic structure:

  • Courses are all online and are available immediately.
  • At the end of each section, the instructor will give the students a challenge to complete (with assets depending on the course)
  • Students are encouraged to post their challenges, comments and questions to the private group page.

What software is used in the courses?
In our lectures, we will generally use Arnold in Maya and Nuke to demonstrate our lighting techniques.
That being said, we don’t focus on teaching a renderer in our courses. Our courses focus on the art of lighting and making you a better artist.  Our goal is to train your eye and give you the skills to a successful artist.
We have had students use a variety of renderers for our courses in the past (VRay, Mental Ray, PRMan, C4D, Maxwell and others). It really doesn’t matter. The techniques we teach will work in every renderer you will use.

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