+ The Gnomon Workshop is pleased to announce a new series of Lighting and Rendering tutorials for 3ds Max by instructor Jeff Patton. These tutorials cover a variety of topics including Material Basics, Lighting Basics, Rendering Tools, Rendering Techniques, Indirect Illumination and Lighting Digital Sets. There are 24 downloadable tutorials which can be purchased individually or in bundles for a 10% discount. Jeff is a self-taught freelance digital artist and has been freelancing for the past six years. In that time he has worked on many projects, a lot of which have been mechanical illustrations for companies like Johnson Controls, Trane, Carrier, and Honeywell. More recently he has spent some time teaching on-site mental ray classes, which he enjoys as it has allowed him to travel around the country and meet a lot of really great people. Jeff is an active member of several online forums such as CGsocietey (CGtalk), the Vizdepot, and Autodesk's "the AREA" website where he often tries to assist users with their mental ray related questions. In addition, last year he teamed up with Russell Thomas, owner of 3dallusions.com, to help create mrmaterials.com which is a free material repository for the mental ray community .