Alias|Wavefront Announces Maya Masters

Alias|Wavefront has announced this years candidates for the Maya Masters recognition of achievements. The Maya Masters program recognizes leaders and role models in the 3D industry. Candidates are elected by their peers for achievements using Maya technology. According to Alias|Wavefront:

For the second consecutive year, Alias|Wavefront honors and celebrates the achievements of the most talented members of the 3D industry with the Maya Masters(tm) 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 yearis 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

You can find more information about the Maya Masters at the Maya Masters Web site.