Alias Launches Maya 6 “Evolution of 3D” Tour

Montreal, New York, San Francisco and Hollywood kick off North American Maya 6 events

Toronto, Canada – Alias, a Silicon Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: SGI) company, announced today the launch of its Maya® 6 Evolution of 3D tour with sponsors HP® and NVIDIA®. The tour offers a chance for 3D artists and enthusiasts to see the Maya 6 software up close, network with their peers and hear from special industry guest speakers from Alias®, PDI/DreamWorks®, Amaze Entertainment® and The Orphanage®. For more information and to register for these events or dozens of other Maya 6 events taking place around the world, please visit

Evolution of 3D Tour Details

May 26, 2004 – Montreal, Quebec – 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Special Guest: Alias principal scientist and creator of Maya Hair, Duncan Brinsmead
Cabaret Music Hall
2111, boul. Saint-Laurent, Montreal, QC

June 3, 2004 – San Francisco, CA – 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Special Guest: Andy Hendrickson, Head of Animation Technology at PDI/DreamWorks, will discuss how Maya was used in the making of “Shrek 2.”
Broadway Studios
435 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

June 15, 2004 – New York, New York – 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Special Guest: Matt Ontiveros, 3D artist at Amaze Entertainment will discuss Lemony Snicket, a new game based on a popular children’s book series.
Bowlmor Lanes/PRESSURE
110 University Place, New York, NY 10003

June 17, 2004 – Hollywood, California – 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Kevin Bailley, Senior Effects Supervisor at The Orphanage, Inc., will discuss how Maya was used in the making of “Hell Boy.”
Ben Kitay Studios
1054 Lillian Way, Hollywood, CA 90038

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