Alias/Wavefront Announces 4th Annual 3December Event

TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 29, 2002-- Alias/Wavefront(TM), an SGI (NYSE: SGI) company, announced today its annual industry event, 3December(TM), will be held for the 4th consecutive year with seven cities globally participating in one of the world's largest computer graphics and industrial design community events. 3December draws thousands of 3D professionals and students, who gather to celebrate the industry's achievements, learn from others in their field and see first hand the innovation of leading software and hardware companies. The event takes place December 3, 2002 and is sponsored by HP®, Intel® Corporation and ATI®.

"We are delighted to bring 3December to seven cities around the world for the fourth year in a row," says Donna Teggart, Manager of Global Public Relations at Alias/Wavefront. "The community of Maya® and StudioTools(TM) professionals have come to expect this event and we are proud to have HP, Intel and ATI join us in delivering one of the industry's most valuable learning and networking opportunities."

Seven International Host Cities

The seven host cities for this year's 3December event are: New York and Los Angeles, Sydney, London, Paris, Seoul, and Tokyo. Each city will create a unique atmosphere for the event that will allow local attendees to experience event exclusives such as expert industry guest speakers, the latest technology demonstrations, Maya Master classes, a 3D Pub(TM), and much more.

"Hewlett-Packard is pleased to be a global sponsor of the Alias/Wavefront 3December event. Alias/Wavefront has taken a lead role in the development of the 3D industry by providing this special, yearly event to foster the growth of the community," says Molly Connolly, WW Digital Content Creation Marketing Manager at HP. "3December provides enthusiasts and professionals alike a venue to network, learn and experience the 3D solutions from HP, Intel, Alias/Wavefront and ATI - products that will change the technological landscape over the next year. When you combine the speed and performance of the Intel-powered HP workstations, ATI graphics and Maya software, you have an award-winning production pipeline. It's all about increasing the productivity and profitability of creating 3D content."

Each city's celebrations include expert guest speakers from the computer graphics and industrial design communities, demonstrations of new products from Alias/Wavefront, HP, Intel and ATI and will feature an onsite 3D Pub where guests can network, mingle and have time for hands on demonstrations of the latest 3D tools.

Focus on Learning and Celebration

Since its inception, 3December's focus has been on learning and celebration. As a result Alias/Wavefront presents 3December for free which allows everyone interested in 3D to attend.

"3December fits perfectly with Intel's desire to make computers more productive to more people," says Tyler Cashion, Senior Strategist - Canada at Intel. "It provides a great opportunity for the industry to view and discuss the innovative products that are central to growth - products such as Maya that take advantage of our latest computing capabilities. Ultimately the animation, production and design industries realize more efficiencies and better products as a result of events like 3December. We look forward to joining some of the industry's leading experts at cities around the world for the event."

In addition to the free 3December events happening in each host city, Maya Master classes will be presented in London, Paris, Seoul, Tokyo, Los Angeles, Orlando and other North American cities to be announced shortly. Maya Master classes are seminars where participants hear and learn first hand from the industry's best. The courses are for intermediate to advanced users and focus on specific skill sets so that students can walk away with expert knowledge they can put to use immediately.

Registration information and details on all the host cities and their events are available at

The Alias/Wavefront logo is a registered trademark and Alias/Wavefront, the 3December logo, 3December, 3D Pub, Maya Masters and StudioTools are trademarks of Alias/Wavefront, a division of Silicon Graphics Limited. Maya is a registered trademark of Silicon Graphics, Inc., exclusively used by Alias/Wavefront, a division of Silicon Graphics Limited. SGI is a trademark of Silicon Graphics, Inc. HP is a registered trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company. Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation. ATI is a registered trademark of ATI Technologies Inc. All other products or companies 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: 416-369-6140.

Copyright(c)2002 Alias/Wavefront, a division of Silicon Graphics Limited. All Rights Reserved.

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