Toronto-based software development company. ``An sgi company.'' Formed of the merger of Alias Research, Inc (Toronto) and Wavefront (Santa Barbara, Paris). Makes probably the best 3-D animation/modelling/design software on the planet. (Disclaimer: i used to work for them.)

Maya (the illusion of reality, a reference to a concept from Eastern philosophy) replaced PowerAnimator as an industry standard for animation for film, video and games.

A really cool company in many respects. At one point, PowerAnimator featured a Make Game button.