Alias has announced the speaker line-up for its forthcoming London 3December event.

This annual event for computer art and the company’s flaghship high-end 3D tool, Maya, also offers attendees a Maya technology preview hosted by senior product manager, Jill Ramsay. Event sponsors HP, Intel and NVidia will attend to demonstrate their own products.

The speaker list includes pre-eminent games developers, designers and special effects and animation production companies.

Designer Jason Busby from 3D Buzz will show attendees how they can create custom software for Unreal Tournament using the free Maya Personal Learning Edition.

London's Moving Picture Company will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the making of special effects in The Medallion.

SuckerPunch Productions will demonstrate two of its games titles, and Tippett Studios will offer an in-depth account of its most recent special-effects projects.

London's South Bank University will showcase e-Pod, its single-seat electric vehicle, one example of which is currently taking part in the World Solar Challenge, a 3,000km journey across the Australian desert.

The free event also offers a series of masterclasses in using Maya. Sessions are available across the following range of topics: advanced character pipelines and tools; image based lighting/mental ray custom shaders; and rigging a character's face for animation.

The event is free, but pre-registration is required. As the event takes place on December 3 and space is limited, the company recommends interested users register quickly. More information is available online.