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Alias/Wavefront Ships Alias Studio Personal Learning Edition; Includes English, Japanese and Korean Learning Tools.

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Full, Non-Commercial Access to Professional Industrial Design

Software Debuts At 3December

Alias/Wavefront(TM), an SGI (NYSE: SGI) company, announced today that Alias Studio Personal Learning Edition(TM) is now available for purchase directly from the company's online store at www.aliaswavefront/studiople.

The new learning tool also debuts at 3December(TM), a celebration of the 3D graphics industry hosted by Alias/Wavefront, which occurs today in seven cities across the globe.

The comprehensive combination of software and focused learning tools brings universal access to computer-aided industrial design (CAID) for students, digital design novices and industrial design professionals. For the first time, in addition to English, editions with learning tools in Japanese and Korean are available.

"We invite people to explore the world of CAID by using the exact same StudioTools(TM) software that is used across the globe by companies such as AT&T, General Motors and Kodak," says Thomas Heermann, Product Manager at Alias/Wavefront.

Full Access, Non-Commercial Use

Alias Studio Personal Learning Edition provides anyone with the desire to learn more about industrial design, or 3D computer graphics in general, a seat of the highly rated Alias(R) Studio(TM) software. The Alias Studio Personal Learning Edition includes all the new features found in StudioTools 10 so individuals can experience the full power of the software. This includes access to top quality 2D sketching technology, sophisticated NURBS curve and surface modeling tools, and superior photorealistic rendering tools -- all combined in one integrated workflow.

A special set of learning tools, provided in English, Japanese and Korean, are designed to make start up and full exploration of the software a quick, easy and rewarding experience. Alias Studio Personal Learning Edition is available as a single CD for a nominal fee of US $10.00, plus shipping and handling.

Users are restricted to non-commercial applications through the display of a watermark on images and through a special non-commercial file format that allows import of native Studio data and IGES, VDA and DXF(TM) files.

Web-Based Learning Community

A Web-based resource center has been created for those using Alias Studio Personal Learning Edition. This center, located at, will provide free access to learning aids, discussion forums, downloads of free sample files, and galleries in which Alias Studio Personal Learning Edition users may exhibit their projects.

System & Use Requirements

Alias Studio Personal Learning Edition requires Windows(R) 2000 or Windows(R) XP operating systems, Netscape(R) 4.75 or Internet Explorer(R) 5 browsers. Also needed is a Pentium(R) processor of at least 600 MHz, 256 Kbytes RAM, a CD drive, an OpenGL(R) graphics card, a 3-button mouse and 750 Mbytes of hard disc space. In addition, a digital stylus and tablet will significantly improve the user's experience.

Contact Information

For more information on Alias/Wavefront, StudioTools and Alias Studio Personal Learning Edition, please visit the company's website at or call 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, 0120 764 088; and other parts of Asia Pacific, 81 3 3470 8282.

About Alias/Wavefront

As the world's leading innovator of 3D graphics technology, Alias/Wavefront develops software for the industrial design, technical surfacing and visualization markets, and for film and video, games and interactive media. Alias/Wavefront design customers include AT&T, BMW, Boeing, Fiat, Fisher-Price, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Italdesign, Kodak, Mattel, Rollerblade, Trek Bicycle, Teague and Timex. Alias/Wavefront is a wholly owned, independent software company of SGI(R). To visit Alias/Wavefront, go to

Alias and the Alias/Wavefront logo are registered trademarks and Alias/Wavefront, the StudioTools logo, Alias Studio Personal Learning Edition, 3December, StudioTools, Alias Studio and Studio are trademarks of Alias/Wavefront, a division of Silicon Graphics Limited. SGI and OpenGL are registered trademarks of Silicon Graphics, Inc. Windows, Windows 2000 and Windows XP are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Netscape is a registered trademark of Netscape Communications Corporation. Internet Explorer is a registered trademark of SyNet, Inc. Pentium is a trademark or registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. DXF is either a registered trademark or trademark of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries. All other products, companies or institutions mentioned are trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Alias/Wavefront, 210 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5A 1J7, Tel: 416/362-9181, FAX: 416/3369-6140.

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