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Alias appoints Animazoo as UK Channels Partner

Leading mocap manufacturer to provide easy access to Alias MotionBuilder software (May 13, 2005)

Alias has appointed leading motion capture manufacturer, distributor and systems integrator Animazoo, as a UK channels partner for its Alias MotionBuilder family of character performance and animation software. The appointment will make Alias MotionBuilder and MotionBuilder Pro more easily accessible to the film, broadcast, academic, corporate and scientific markets.

Animazoo ( manufactures the renowned Gypsy motion capture systems. Based in Brighton, with an international network of dealers and distributors to match its UK presence, Animazoo has more than a decade of experience working in creative, academic and corporate markets. The companys client list includes game developers Magenta and Kuju Entertainment, broadcasters such as the BBC, some of the worlds most prestigious universities including Warwick, Glasgow Caledonian, Yale and MIT, as well as car manufacturers Suzuki and the Toyota Industrial Corporation.

Alias MotionBuilder and MotionBuilder Pro are the pre-eminent character performance and animation packages for animators and animation directors. Available for Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Apple Mac OSX operating systems, they enable 3D animators to quickly generate high-quality character performances and animation. The Alias MotionBuilder platform-independent, 3D authoring and interchange format, FBX, enables Alias MotionBuilder to work seamlessly with Alias Maya and other 3D software packages.

?Working with experienced, knowledgeable and customer-focussed partners like Animazoo is fundamental as Alias drives the art of 3D animation forwards, said Mark Pammenter, director entertainment EMEA at Alias. ?Our new partnership with them will open up new creative opportunities for animators in many different industries across the UK.

?As a respected manufacturer of Gypsy motion capture systems, with years of experience in animation, we recognize the important role that Alias plays in our industry, said Ali Kord, Managing Director of Animazoo UK Ltd. ?We look forward to partnering Alias as they expand their product line, and becoming the foremost resource for character animators.

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 an OscarŽ for scientific and technical achievement for the development of MayaŽ 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. Alias is headquartered in Toronto with a Custom Development Center in Santa Barbara.

Please visit the Alias website at or call +44 (0) 1494 441273 for more information.

About Animazoo
Established in 1993, Animazoo is a young, creative and energetic company made up of engineers and technicians with years of experience in animation. Based in Brighton in the UK and with a worldwide network of dealers and distributors, Animazoo focus on delivering a product range and a level of service that consistently exceeds expectations. Animazoo's client list includes some of the world's most prestigious universities - Warwick University, University of Central England, Glasgow Caledonian University, Purdue, MIT, and the Yale Medical School - as well as game developers, broadcasters and industry - Kuju, Magenta Software, Play on DVD, the BBC, Suzuki and the Toyota Industrial Corporation.

For more information about Animazoo, visit: or contact +44 (0) 1273 234 686, or email


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