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Alienbrain Studio 7 Plug-in for Maya 6 Now Available

Provides access to asset management functionality directly from Maya 6 (August 10, 2004)

Avid Technology, Inc. today announced the availability of an upgraded plug-in that provides smooth integration between the companys award-winning digital asset management software, Alienbrain Studio 7, and Alias 3D animation solution Maya 6. The integration enables content creators to access Alienbrain Studios asset management features directly from the Maya 6 software user interface and manage their artwork with greater efficiency.

?The massive volume of graphical content being created today for game and film projects demands that studio pipelines have an efficient way to track and store their 3D and related assets, said Bob Bennett, general manager of product management at Alias. ?Over the years, Alienbrain has provided our users across industries with a secure back end from which they can access, and onto which they can store, their scenes, models, and associated textures. The upgraded Alienbrain integration for Maya 6 will ensure a secure means of managing Maya artists digital assets.

Using the Alienbrain plug-in for Maya 6, customers can work in the secure, version-controlled environment of Alienbrain Studio 7 without leaving the familiar Maya interface. An integrated Alienbrain menu enables artists to easily navigate projects and files stored on Alienbrain servers, check the workflow status of their artwork, and drag and drop models and textures into their workspaces. The upgraded Alienbrain Studio 7 Reference Manager provides an instant overview of scenes and related files in both the Maya 6 and Alienbrain Studio 7 client applications. This substantially simplifies the tracking and accessing of dependent files, such as models and their related textures.

?Alienbrain and Maya have a long history together, said Gregor vom Scheidt, managing director at Avid with responsibility for the Alienbrain product line. ?Our ongoing integration efforts reinforce Avids commitment to provide Maya users worldwide with award-winning asset management tools that make it easier to create and manage digital content.

Pricing and Availability
The Alienbrain plug-in for Maya 6 can be downloaded at no cost from the Alienbrain user forum at The upgraded plug-in is specifically designed to work with the current version of Alienbrain Studio. For more information on Alienbrain Studio 7, please visit

For Maya 6 pricing and availability, please visit the Alias web site at

About Avid Technology, Inc.
Avid Technology, Inc. is the world leader in digital nonlinear media creation, management, and distribution solutions, enabling film, video, audio, animation, games, and broadcast professionals to work more efficiently, productively, and creatively. For more information about the companys Oscar, Grammy and Emmy award-winning products and services, please 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 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: Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., CNN, Digital Domain, Disney, DreamWorks, Electronic Arts, Industrial Light & Magic, Factor 5 LLC, Midway Games, Nintendo, Pacific Data Images (PDI), Pixar, Sega, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Square 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. 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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Related Keywords:Alienbrain, Alienbrain Studio 7, Maya 6, Avid, digital asset management, Alias, 3D animation, Bob Bennett, Gregor vom Scheidt,

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