Alias Systems has announced the return of the Maya Productivity Pack and the launch of the new Maya Explorer Bundle. Both the Productivity Pack and the Explorer Bundle are designed for those new to 3D, professional artists and hobbyists, looking to gain a better understanding of Maya's 3D products.

The Maya Productivity Pack is comprised of Maya Complete 5 software, 90-day trial membership to Alias eSupport (online support service) and six learning tools. The package costs £1593 plus VAT.

The learning tools included in the package are Learning Maya 5 - Foundation; Rendering; Character Rigging and Animation; Modelling for Animation; Introducing Maya 5 and 3D for Beginners and Maya Techniques - Patch Modelling for Visual Effects.

The Maya Explorer Bundle is comprised of the above mentioned learning tools only. The bundle is priced at £144 plus VAT, a saving of 50% off the individual tools, claim Alias.

The offers are valid until June 25, 2004.