Wed 12th Feb 2003 | News
Alias|Wavefront announced today that its Maya 3D animation software played a key role in all three of the films short-listed for an Oscar¨ in the "Best Visual Effects" category by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Used in nearly every movie requiring 3D computer-generated images, the award-winning Maya software was employed in the making of Spider-Man¨, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones¨ and The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, the three feature films nominated in the "Best Visual Effects" category.
Maya was also an integral part of the production pipelines for the nominees of best animated short: The ChubbChubbs and Mike's New Car and four of the five best animated feature film nominees: Ice Age, Lilo & Stitch, Treasure Planet and Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron.
Winners will be announced at the annual Academy Awards presentation on March 23, 2003, at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. This year is the Academy's 75th Annual Oscar presentation.
On March 1, 2003 Alias|Wavefront will be awarded an Oscar for Scientific and Technical Achievement for the development of Maya software, the professional 3D animation and effects package. Since 1930, only 38 Scientific and Technical achievements have been recognized with this level of award. Alias|Wavefront will accept its Oscar at The Scientific and Technical Academy Awards, on March 1, at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.