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Autodesk Completes Acquisition of Alias


autodesk and aliasAutodesk, creator of 3ds Max, has acquired Alias, the creator of Maya:

On January 10, 2006, Autodesk completed the acquisition of Alias for $197 million USD. Alias is a leading developer of 3D graphics technology. This acquisition extends Autodesk's 3D software leadership in the manufacturing and media and entertainment industries.

A key area of focus will be on linking Autodesk's and Alias' existing applications to provide customers with increased interoperability, seamless workflows and improved data management. By offering a more complete set of technologies for the manufacturing and media and entertainment industries, Autodesk customers will be able to obtain solutions from a single company, simplifying everything from training to upgrades.

Read the full press release here.

About the Author

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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. Hi Bart,

    It's nice to see your enthousiasm about Blender-ing and everything that comes with it.. Good luck with blogging and your tutorials.


    Btw. I shall click on some ads for a couple of Google pennies... :-)

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