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Alias Offers New Learning Tool for Latest StudioTools

Alias Systems announced the release of another learning tool in its popular education series. StudioTools Techniques| Exploring StudioTools examines the integrated 2D/3D sketching and modeling features and many other design workflow enhancements found in the latest release of its computer-aided industrial design (CAD) software, Alias StudioTools 11.

The self-paced DVD program sells for $129.99 and is now available at It includes clear, concise instruction on how to quickly convert raw ideas into fully realized digital concepts using the curve warp, color replacement and sketch projection tools. The new tool also explains how to model edge finish details, show parting lines on concept models and add details before putting time into creating final geometry.

"The StudioTools Techniques | Exploring StudioTools learning tool is an ideal resource for exploring the wide array of innovative improvements Alias has made to the StudioTools family of software," explains Marcus Tateishi, Alias Learning Tools and Training Services manager. "This tool will help designers take full advantage of StudioTools technology, enabling them to more rapidly create sophisticated organic and freeform concepts."

Alias Systems ( is a wholly owned, independent software company of SGI, with headquarters in Toronto and a custom development center in Santa Barbara. Alias develops software for industrial design and visualization markets, film and video, games, Web and interactive media. The company's design customers include AT&T, BMW, Boeing, Fiat, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Italdesign, Kodak, Kwikset, Mattel, Price Pfister, Renault, Rollerblade, Sharp, Trek Bicycle, Teague and Timex.

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