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The 3D Community Unites: 3December 2005

20 cities worldwide and now online, the computer graphics community joins to celebrate 3D (November 07, 2005)

Alias announced its plans for 3December 2005, the 7th annual global celebration of 3D computer graphics. With festivities spanning the globe in over 20 host cities, 3December is expected to draw thousands of entertainment and design experts, enthusiasts and students to cities including: Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai, London, New York, Los Angeles and many other major North American cities. Global 3December events are free for participants. The event is made possible in part by sponsors Hewlett-Packard Company, Intel Corporation and ATI Technologies Inc.

"With 3December events launching in cities around the world once again this year, Alias is proud to provide a creative outlet for showcasing how our remarkable customers are making their dreams come to life, " says Bill Coleman, director of global marketing at Alias. "It is incredible that from its inception, our users have evolved 3December from one small event in Amsterdam to a global celebration - a true testament to the strength of our 3D community."

In addition, Coleman comments, "Without the on-going support of our sponsors around the world, 3December would not be possible. It is rewarding to work with industry leaders who share our vision and our aspirations of growing and enhancing the experience of Alias' end-user community."

3December Goes Online
Expanding Alias' outreach to the 3D community regardless of location or time zone, Alias presents 3December Online for the first time in its history. Key components of Alias' 3December Online include:

Videos of customer presentations and customer testimonials (showcasing specific projects and work)
Previews of LearningTools and author interviews
Free downloads (screensavers, Alias Personal Learning Edition (PLE) software, motion data)
Project profiles and tutorials "Behind the Screenz"
User Gallery (and submissions contest)
Links to online and print magazine articles featuring Alias products and customers
An online forum
Alias software demos
Launching on December 3 rd, 3December Online will be available for the entire month of December, updated weekly to include new content for participants.

December MasterClasses
In addition to the 3December celebrations in support of the 3D community, Alias will be offering* Alias MasterClasses in key cities throughout North America, Europe and Asia as a valuable and targeted learning opportunity for users. Alias MasterClasses are short-format lectures aimed at the intermediate to advanced software user and are designed to help solve production challenges. Taught by industry experts and Alias Product Specialists, MayaŽ, Alias MotionBuilderŽ, or Alias StudioTools focused seminars cover a wide range of topics, techniques and workflows. Alias MasterClasses, running throughout the month of December, will be offered in: Paris; London; Copenhagen; Atlanta; San Francisco; Detroit; Milwaukee; Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. For further information on MasterClasses, including speaker and venue details, please visit:

* Participation fee required.

Register Now!
To register to attend a 3December event in any of the host cities, or to receive further information on programming, please visit

About Alias
As the world's 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

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