Alias|Wavefront Awards Best 3D Professionals as Maya Masters

Thu 26th Sep 2002 | News

Toronto, Canada – September 26, 2002 - For the second consecutive year, Alias|Wavefront™, an SGI (NYSE: SGI) company, honors and celebrates the achievements of the most talented members of the 3D industry with the Maya Masters™ awards.

Launched in 2001, the Maya Masters program recognizes industry leaders who have chosen to work with Maya® software and to provide a means to mentor other artists, particularly students. Maya Masters are nominated by their peers and evaluated on the basis of their contribution to the industry, samples of their work and breakthrough use of Maya technology. New Maya Masters are honored each year during the annual SIGGRAPH® computer graphics show and become lifetime members of the Maya Masters community.

Awarded and profiled at this year’s annual Alias|Wavefront, AWGUA@Night user group held at SIGGRAPH, Maya Masters came from a range of industries including, for the first time, a Master from the medical community. The 2002 Maya Masters are:

  • Alceu Baptistao, Vetor Zero, Brazil
  • Emmanuel Campin, France
  • Dr. Court Cutting, New York University Medical Center
  • Bryan Ewert, Radical Entertainment®, Vancouver
  • Jason Schleifer, Weta Digital Ltd., New Zealand
  • Kenneth Huff, Florida, USA

Each Maya Master is profiled on the official Maya Masters web site, There you can read a biography of each Maya Master, view his portfolio and read an in-depth interview covering such topics as his career history, views on the future of the 3D industry and how he has learned and used Maya in his projects.

To nominate a Master for the 2003 program and for more information, visit:

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