The producers of Maya and PowerAnimator, Alias|Wavefront recentlyannounced that they were jumping into the technical surfacing market withthe introduction of its new SurfaceStudio. SurfaceStudio, which will bereleased later this year, will be a complement to the Alias Studio 9 familyof CAID products. "The introduction of SurfaceStudio is a natural extension of theAlias|Wavefront leadership in CAID tools. Our automotive customers, inparticular, have encouraged us to make this move and we greatly benefitedfrom their feedback and experience," explained Warren Pratt, president ofAlias|Wavefront. "Now we can provide our design customers with professionaltechnical surfacing tools which work seamlessly with our CAID products tooffer a completely integrated solution for the entire shape definitionprocess from conceptual design to the release of engineering surfaces,"added Peter Mehlstaeubler, general manager of the design business group forAlias|Wavefront.