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Alias Launches MotionBuilder and Maya Tour

Seven city tour brings tools for the gaming industry to a city near you (February 03, 2005)

Alias announced today the launch of its Alias MotionBuilder and Maya software ?Rated ?P for PLAY tour. Starting in Seattle, Washington on February 16, 2005 and ending in San Francisco, California March 10, 2005 at GDC (Games Developers Conference), the 3D community will experience Alias MotionBuilder 6 and Maya 6.5 software up close, network with their peers and hear from industry guest speakers. To register for the ?Rated ?P for PLAY tour, visit

Both Alias MotionBuilder 6 and the recently released Maya 6.5 software are essential tools in any game development pipeline, fulfilling the diverse needs of the gaming community. With an extensive suite of sophisticated motion editing, motion layering and story-telling tools, MotionBuilder 6 is the fastest, most artist-friendly software solution for any production involving character performance and animation. Maya 6.5 provides the power and reliability to work with the heaviest models, scenes and animation data required for progressive game development.

Tour Details
The ?Rated ?P for PLAY tour is free of charge and includes stops in the following cities:

Wednesday, February 16th - Seattle, WA, USA
Thursday, February 17th - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Wednesday, February 23rd - Montreal, QC, Canada
Thursday, February 24th - Austin, TX, USA
Tuesday, March 1st - Chicago, IL, USA
Thursday, March 3rd - Los Angeles, CA, USA
Thursday, March 10th - San Francisco, CA, USA

Enter to Win an API Conference Pass
While attending the ?Rated ?P for PLAY tour, enter for a chance to win valuable prizes and giveaways, including a pass to the 2005 Maya API Developers Conference - June 6 to 8, 2005 in Santa Barbara, California (US $2000 value). The API Developers Conference ( provides a unique opportunity to gain insight into the Maya API and hear from presenters including Alias software developers and Alias customers working in film, broadcast and games.

About Alias
As the worlds leading innovator of 3D graphics technology, Alias develops software for the film and video, games, web, interactive media, industrial design, automotive, architecture and visualization markets. Alias has headquarters in Toronto and a custom development center in Santa Barbara with offices worldwide. Please visit the Alias web site 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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