Alias and WACOM Pair StudioTools, Software, and Cintiq Tablet and Furthers the Art of Digital Conceptualization
Posted Oct 14, 2003

Alias Systems, a Silicon Graphics, Inc. company, has joined with WACOM Technology Corporation and WACOM Europe GmbH, to offer a special promotion of Alias StudioTools software and the Wacom Cintiq 18SX Interactive Pen Display. The design duo brings the power and accuracy of 3D modeling to a sketching medium that provides nearly the same experience as drawing ideas on paper.

The offer includes one seat of either Alias DesignStudio or Alias Studio, one Cintiq 18SX Interactive Pen Display, and the Alias Learning Tool, "StudioTools Techniques: Painting and Sketching for Design." Aimed at the designer with no prior knowledge of computer sketching, the DVD teaching tool explains how to convey computer-based design concepts and how to apply 2D design principles in the 3D modeling process.  

StudioTools 11, just released last month, provides enhancements in modeling, sketching, image manipulation, and data handling, all developed to accelerate the design workflow. The new Wacom Cintiq 18SX enables a designer to take advantage of hand-eye coordination while working with a pressure sensitive pen directly on the LCD screen for pixel-level accuracy. The cushioned Cintiq Grip Pen reduces grip effort up to 40 percent, allowing designers to work more comfortably on screen. To accommodate natural sketching the screen can be rotated, inclined and even used on a lap. The Cintiq features an 18.1" screen with SXGA resolution of 1280x1024 pixels.  

The Alias-Wacom package is available for the Windows platform and all new and existing Alias customers. Current owners of DesignStudio may upgrade to Alias StudioTM under the terms of this promotion. The offer is available in the USA, Canada, Mexico and participating countries in Europe and Asia-Pacific. Regional pricing and availability may vary.

(http://www.alias.com/wacom)