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Alias: 3December to be Hosted in 25 Cities Worldwide

From Seoul to L.A., Artists Will Gather to Celebrate Successes and New Technologies

Alias today announced its 6th annual industry event, 3December, in 25 cities worldwide. 3December cities - Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai and Bangkok - are among the first to begin celebrations, followed by Paris, London, New York and Los Angeles. Events will also take place in many other major North American cities. 3December is a free global celebration of the 3D computer graphics and industrial design industries, sponsored this year by HP(R), Intel(R), ATI(R), and IBM(R).

 "Intel is thrilled to again be a global sponsor in Alias' 3December event," said Melissa Laird, general manager, software enabling division, software solutions group, Intel Corporation. "The work that is being generated by artists in the digital content creation space continues to marvel the end-user community. Intel remains committed to delivering a family of platforms that will showcase your talents and provide the reliability, scalability, security and performance that artists have come to expect from an industry leader."


 MasterClasses(TM) will be offered(1) at the New York, Paris, London, and Tokyo venues. 3D enthusiasts will have the opportunity to learn time-saving techniques from talented CG stars, such as Erick Miller and Adrian Graham on topics like Hyper-Real Facial Rigging or Particle Instancing. Moreover, in London, Chris Landreth will present on the making of Ryan.

 These classes are for intermediate to advanced users and will focus on specific skill sets so that students can walk away with expert knowledge they can put to use immediately.

 (1)Participation fee required.

 For more information please visit

 "Hewlett-Packard is pleased each year to sponsor Alias' 3December global event," said Molly Connolly, global segment marketing manager, HP Workstations. "3December is a celebration of the creative spirit and amazing technology from the two industry leaders; Alias and Hewlett-Packard. Together, HP and Alias are dedicated to supporting the community of artists and animators around the world."

 Each local 3December event will have a unique flavor and focus, yet certain aspects of the event will remain the same throughout all cities, including guest speakers and technology demonstrations. To register to attend a 3December event in any of the host cities, or to receive further programming specifics, visit

 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(R) for scientific and technical achievement for the development of Maya(R) 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: Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., CNN, Digital Domain, Disney, Electronic Arts, Industrial Light & Magic, Factor 5 LLC, Midway Games, Nintendo, Pacific Data Images (PDI), Pixar, 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 a privately owned, independent software company with headquarters in Toronto, offices worldwide and a Custom Development Center in Santa Barbara. 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.

 (C) Copyright 2004 Alias Systems Corp. All Rights Reserved.

 Alias, the swirl logo, 3December, and Maya are registered trademarks and StudioTools, MasterClasses and Alias Wavefront are trademarks of Alias Systems Corp. in the United States and/or other countries. MotionBuilder is a trademark of Systemes Alias Quebec Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. HP is the registered trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company. Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries. ATI is a trademark and/or registered trademark of ATI Technologies Inc. IBM is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both. Oscar is a registered trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. All other trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.


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