Alias has introduced new learning bundles for its flagship 3D application, Maya.

The new collections are "designed to meet every teacher and student budget", the company said. They consist of the application and a variety of self-paced learning tools and other resources. The latter integrate "tightly" with Maya,.

The Easy as 1-2-3D Learning Bundles for schools are available for Maya and StudioTools. These bundles include the application, learning tools, 12-months access to the Alias Platinum Membership programme, trial software and 0-days installation support. Prices depend on deployment plans. Contact Alias for details.

The Easy as 1-2-3D bundle for students includes learning tools; trial software and 30-day installation support. Students can register for the free Alias Bronze Membership programme, which offers them access to discussion forums, movie galleries, learning resources, plug-in downloads and more. Students can also submit work for display online.

The Young Learners Programme is a complete 3D learning solution aimed at elementary and secondary level students. This offers a Young Learners Bundle, including ten seats of Maya software, plus one instructor copy, ten copies of the Learning Maya 6 Foundation book, a Learning Maya Foundation Curriculum Guide, trial versions of Alias Studio and Alias SketchBook Pro software plus a 12-month subscription to the Alias Platinum Membership programme.

More information pertaining to all the programmes is available online.