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Alias Announces Free Learning Tools for Maya Silver Members

Downloadable Learning Tools DVDs now available free-of-charge (August 03, 2005)

Alias has announced never-before-released downloadable Learning Tools DVDs now available free-of-charge as an addition to Alias' Maya Silver Membership offering. A new DVD will be available monthly to Silver and Platinum members as a downloadable movie, providing new content to support ongoing learning on a variety of Maya software topics.

The Maya Silver Membership services program empowers artists, Maya Personal Learning Edition users, educators, students and 3D enthusiasts to learn more about Maya through access to online learning resources, Maya expert weblogs, discussion forums and more. The Maya Platinum Membership Services program includes all services offered through Silver Membership in addition to enhanced services, including priority access to all Maya software upgrades, world-class live and online technical support and unparalleled licensing flexibility.


Learning Maya | NURBS Modeling
The first DVD to be released to Maya Silver Membership members will be Learning Maya | NURBS Modeling. This DVD explores the concepts and tools at play when working with NURBS surfaces. Teaching valuable workflow tips and tricks that can apply directly to modeling projects, this DVD demonstrates how to build NURBS curves and understand how to create predictable surfaces. The tutorial focuses on building a hand using a variety of NURBS tools.

Alias Learning Tools books and DVDs are authored by Alias software experts and industry professionals who enhance learning by sharing their projects and experiences. Targeted at 3D professionals, students and enthusiasts, self-paced Learning Tools are sold at a variety of learning levels. Offerings include the Beginner's series for novices to beginners, the Discover series for novice to intermediate users, the Learning series for beginner to intermediate users, and the Techniques series for intermediate to advanced users. Learning Tools range in price from US $29.99* to US $69.99*. Additional information on Learning Tools can be found at

Offering the tools critical to advancing Maya skills and projects, Maya Silver Membership:

* Facilitates faster learning - Members have easy access to the resources necessary to grow Maya skills. All materials are efficiently organized on one website, making it easy to find necessary tools.

* Offers a competitive advantage - Maya Silver learning resources enhance professional development for members, helping Maya users to stay ahead of the competition. High quality resources, produced directly through Alias, are accurate and relevant to members.

* Connects members to the 3D community - Maya Silver members become part of a larger community of 3D software users.

Pricing and Availability
Maya Silver Membership is available for a fixed monthly, or cost-saving annual, subscription fee: US $19.99* per month or US $149* per year. For a full list of services for Memberships, please visit

* International pricing may vary

About Alias
As the world's leading innovator of 3D graphics technology, Alias develops award-winning software, custom development and training solutions for the film and video, games, web, interactive media, automotive, industrial design, education and visualization markets. On March 1, 2003, for the awards year 2002, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Alias|Wavefront(tm) an Oscar® for scientific and technical achievement for the development of Maya software, the professional 3D animation and effects package. Alias also offers a powerful range of services for new to advanced users in the most demanding environments. Learning Tools and training, support, and professional services help meet rigorous production deadlines.

Entertainment customers include: CNN, Digital Domain, Disney, Electronic Arts, Industrial Light & Magic, Factor 5 LLC, Midway Games, Nintendo, Pacific Data Images (PDI)/DreamWorks SKG, Sega, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Square Enix Co., Ltd., Warner Feature Animation and Weta Ltd. Design customers include AT&T, BMW, Boeing, Fiat, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Italdesign, Kodak, Kwikset, Mattel, Price Pfister, Renault, Rollerblade, Sharp, Trek Bicycle, Teague and Timex.

Alias is headquartered in Toronto with a Custom Development Center in Santa Barbara and offices worldwide. Please visit the Alias website at or call 1-800-447-2542 in North America. International contact numbers include: Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa, +44 (0) 1494 441273; Germany, East & Southeast Europe, 0049 89 31 70 20; France, Spain and Portugal, +33 1 44 92 81 60; Italy, 39 039 6340011; Japan and other parts of Asia Pacific, 81 3 5797 3500 and Latin America, 770 393 1881.


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