As the world’s leading innovator of 3D graphics technology, Alias developed award-winning software, custom development and training solutions for the film and video, games, Web, interactive media, automotive, industrial design, education and visualization markets. On March 1, 2003, for the awards year 2002, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded Alias|WavefrontTM an Oscar® for scientific and technical achievement for the development of Maya® software, the professional 3D animation and effects package. Alias also offered a powerful range of services for new to advanced users in the most demanding environments. Learning tools and training, support and professional services helped meet rigorous production deadlines. Alias was acquired by Autodesk, Inc. (NASD: ADSK) for $200 million.ed in Oxford, UK, with additional offices in New York and Sydney, Australia.