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Alias/Wavefront Ships Maya 4 For Linux

TORONTO–Nov. 30, 2001– Alias|Wavefront, an
SGI company, today announced that it has begun shipping Maya 4 for
the Red Hat Linux operating system. The version released today will
give users access to the workflow and feature enhancements of Maya
4 with the performance, reliability and cost effectiveness of the
Linux environment. Maya Builder, Maya Complete and Maya Unlimited,
which became available on Linux for the first time this past March,
have proved highly successful to date, particularly in the
film/visual effects industry.

“Maya 4 on Linux follows only eight months after Maya’s initial
debut on the Linux operating system,” stated Sr. Maya Product
Manager, Chris Ford. “Interest in Linux continues to grow,
especially among customers with large Maya installations, and this
much requested new version comes in response to a huge number of
inquiries. We are delighted to be able to make our Linux version of
Maya current with Maya on other platforms.”

The Moving Picture Company (MPC) in London recently used Maya
for Linux to create shots for Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s
Stone. Says Peter Muyzers, CG technical director: “With
Alias/Wavefront’s port of Maya to the Linux platform, it was an
easy decision for MPC to adopt the powerful, versatile Linux
environment. Maya for Linux was the main drive behind this change.
Now in the final stages of the transition to Linux, MPC is very
pleased with the performance of this operating software. Packaged
with the latest hardware technology, Maya for Linux is fast, cost
effective and more efficient for our artists.”

Pricing and Availability
Maya 4 for Red Hat Linux 6.2 and 7.1 is available at the same price
as Maya 4 for the IRIX, Windows and Macintosh platforms, starting
with Maya Builder at 2995 USD. International pricing will vary. The
feature set of the Linux version of Maya will be identical to those
in Maya for other platforms.

About Alias|Wavefront
As the world’s leading innovator of 3D graphics technology,
Alias|Wavefront develops software for the film and video, games,
web, interactive media, industrial design, and visualization
markets.

Entertainment customers include Blue Sky, Cinesite, CNN, Digital
Domain, Disney’s The Secret Lab, Electronic Arts, Industrial Light
& Magic, Midway Games, Nintendo, Pacific Data Images (PDI),
Pixar, Sega, Sony Pictures Imageworks, Square Co., Ltd., Warner
Feature Animation and Weta Ltd.

Alias|Wavefront is a wholly owned, independent software company
of SGI with headquarters in Toronto and technical centers in
Seattle and Santa Barbara. Please visit the Alias/Wavefront website
at www.aliaswavefront.com or call
1-800-447-2542 in North America. Readers in Europe can call +800
4125 4125 or 800 791 174 in the Middle East and Africa and 81 3
3470 8285 in Asia-Pacific for the nearest sales office or
authorized reseller in their area.

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