"Toronto, Canada – December 3, 2004 – Alias announced today the launch of a complete software solution for the education market. Reinforcing its commitment to education, Alias is introducing eight new Learning Bundles designed to meet every teachers’ and students’ needs and budget. The competitively priced bundles take 3D learning and content creation to the next level, combining award-winning software with advanced self-paced learning tools resources. Through their tight integration with the software, the learning tools included in these bundles help students better prepare for the future and remain engaged in the learning process.
Easy as 1-2-3D Learning Bundles for Schools
Available for Mayaź and Alias StudioTools™ software, the new Learning Bundles put the power and flexibility of the industry’s leading 3D graphics, animation and design software solutions into the hands of educators and students to help strengthen their curriculum and further their design talents. School bundles include: software (Maya or Studio™), self-paced learning tools; 12-months access to the Alias Platinum Membership program, trial software and 30-day installation support. Qualified education institutions can contact their local Alias Education Channel Partner for licensing, configuration and pricing details. For additional information on the Easy as 1-2-3D Learning Bundles visit www.alias.com/education.
Easy as 1-2-3D Learning Bundles for Students
Whether you are a student learning to create 3D animation models and visual effects or an industrial design student learning product or automotive design, Alias offers updates to the affordable and popular, Jumpstart and Advanced student bundles for Maya and Alias StudioTools. The updated offerings include a top-selling learning tool, trial software and 30-day installation support. As well, students can register for the free Alias Bronze Membership program and gain access to discussion forums, movie galleries, learning resources, plug-in downloads and more, or they can submit their work for display in the new Alias Student Gallery. Qualified students should contact their local Alias Education Channel Partner for licensing, platform and pricing options. For additional information on the Easy as 1-2-3D Student Learning Bundles visit www.alias.com/education.
Alias’ Young Learners Program Stretches Imagination and Creativity
Launched in early November, the Young Learners Program is a complete 3D learning solution aimed at elementary and secondary level students. Alias software is now at the fingertips of elementary and secondary level educators at a very competitive price. The new program seeks to enhance the teaching and learning experience from courses in art, design, science, mathematics and physics.
The program offers a Young Learners Bundle that includes 10 seats of Maya software, plus one instructor copy, 10 copies of Learning Maya 6 Foundation (book), a Learning Maya Foundation Curriculum Guide, trial versions of Alias Studio and Alias SketchBook™ Pro software plus a 12-month subscription to the Alias Platinum Membership program.
The Young Learners bundle for Maya Complete software is priced at US $999 while the Young Learners bundle for Maya Unlimited software is US $1999 – a significant savings off the suggested retail price of the respective software. Both bundles include the complimentary learning materials, instructor copies, curriculum guide, trial software and 12-month Platinum Membership. For purchasing information contact an Alias Authorized Education Channel Partner in North America. For more details on the Easy as 1-2-3D Young Learner program visit www.alias.com/education.
Currently the program is offered to education customers in North America, with plans to launch complimentary programs in Europe and the South Pacific early in 2005.
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