Alias Completes Kaydara Acquisition

Toronto--Alias has completed its acquisition of Kaydara, a developer of realtime 3D character animation and motion editing solutions for the entertainment industry. This strategic acquisition will unite the top 3D product development talent in Toronto and Montreal and add innovative, complementary technologies to Alias' existing product and service portfolio. This is Alias' first major step since finalizing its independence from SGI.
"When we announced our independence from SGI in June, we committed to further expand our business, extend customer value and create significant growth with our products and services. Now that we have completed this strategic acquisition, I can't wait for our customers to be able to realize the full potential of our combined product lines," said Alias president Doug Walker.
Operating under the Alias name, Kaydara will remain in Montreal and current president Michel Besner will stay with the company and join Alias' executive management team. Kaydara products, most notably MOTIONBUILDER and FBX, will continue to support all current industry platforms and will be sold as standalone products under the Alias brand name. Alias MotionBuilder 6 is expected to ship this fall.