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Alias Searches for Next Maya Masters

Alias announced that nominations for its 2005 Maya Masters will be accepted until March 18 at 11:59 pm (EST). Now in its fifth year, the Maya Masters program recognizes talented members of the computer graphics community whose spirit and imagination reshape and redefine the boundaries of technology, art and visualization. No more than six Maya artists are chosen from the dozens of nominations received each year for this coveted award. The 2005 Maya Masters will be announced and honored on the Alias Global Users Assn. (AGUA) mainstage during SIGGRAPH in Los Angeles on July 31.

Established in 2001, the Maya Masters Program celebrates the accomplishments of Maya users around the world. Each year, Alias recognizes exceptional Maya Masters from all walks of life digital artists, visual storytellers and scientists those who use 3D computer graphics to explore and present the world in a different way. Maya Masters is a non-endorsement program, with no fees paid and membership by invitation only, based on nominations.

Submissions must include:* The name of the person nominated and his/her contact information.* A written overview (maximum 200 words) about what the individual does and what sets he/she apart from other talented artists in the industry.* A sample of the individuals work (still images, link to website, video - beta sp, d-beta or .mov file).

For more information about Maya Masters and the nomination process, please visit www.alias.com/mayamasters.

The following is a list of past Maya Masters:

2004 Maya MastersAndrew DaffyJeremy GordonLee GriggsDerald HuntTom KluyskensRené Morel

2003 Maya MastersScot BrewHiroyuki HayashidaMeats MeierDaniel RoizmanTakahito TejimaRob van den Bragt

2002 Maya MastersAlceu BaptistaoEmmanuel CampinDr. Court CuttingBryan EwertKenneth HuffJason Schleifer

2001 Maya MastersDirk BialluchChris LandrethNobuo TakahashiHabib Zargarpour

As a leading innovator of 3D graphics technology, Alias (www.alias.com) 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.