To meet the training needs of its rapidly growing customer base, d3 Technologies has announced a range of new courses to educate the professional AV community in how to use d3 at all stages of production. The courses are tailored to all experience levels and are offered online and in person.
Customers start learning d3 by watching free webinars and video tutorials online; they continue to expand their skills by attending Fundamental Training at a d3 Training Centre. Those who wish to specialize in d3 can then move up to Advanced Training.
d3 Technologies has not only expanded the roster of courses on offer, it has also increased the number of scheduled training sessions available. Monthly Fundamental and Advanced Training sessions are held at d3 headquarters in London; monthly Fundamental Training sessions alternate between the US East and West Coasts with monthly Advanced Training coming soon. Monthly Fundamental and Advanced Training will launch in Germany shortly.
d3 has also increased its professional training staff worldwide. "As demand for d3 continues to grow, it's important to maintain quality, therefore this year's main focus is to train every person the right way," says Chris Simcock, d3 Training Manager. "We've invested significant resources into certifying new d3 trainers, each of whom is qualified to train the d3 community to the highest standards."
More than 20 trainers are available across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and in the Americas offering training in multiple languages to the global d3 community. Trainers will soon be available in the Asia Pacific region as well. d3 Customers can contact trainers directly from the d3 website to join or request a training event.
All d3 customers start learning the basics of the d3 platform online. A one-hour d3 Introductory Webinar outlines d3's main features, including real-time simulation and pixel-perfect content mapping. They can also register for the 3D Introductory Webinar to explore how to prepare 3D models with Blender and learn what a UV map is, how to optimize meshes and why content templates are helpful. They can further their knowledge with 3D Fundamental Training, new on YouTube this summer. It will teach users how to 3D model and UV map basic primitives with Blender, and how to prepare video content for d3.
After completing online training, customers can learn the basics by attending Fundamental Training at a d3 Training Centre. Summer sessions are offered in London, Chicago, Baltimore, Boston, New York, and Los Angeles. These two-day courses teach how to use the Timeline, Stage, Output Feeds and projection mapping. Included is a d3 Designer USB key with a two-month license or a d3 Designer three-month extension on an existing license.
For those who want to dig deeper into d3, Advanced Training is the place to go. Customers can book one- or two-day sessions on Creative Sequencing, Systems Integration, Lighting Integration, Motion Control and Specialist Workflows. Summer sessions for Creative Sequencing and Systems Integration will be available at the d3 Training Centre in London.
Those interested in training can check the d3 website (www.d3technologies.com/training) for information about upcoming events.
d3 is the world's first fully integrated visual production system for video professionals, combining a real-time 3D stage visualizer, timeline, video playback engine and projection mapping tools into one product. d3's unique integrated workflow assists the designer at all stages of the project, from pitch through development to final delivery. For more information visit www.d3technologies.com.