Alias-Wavefront ships Maya 5

In Archive by Fredy Ore

The Academy winning software by Alias Wavefront has now reached a new level with the release of Maya 5. The new version of the software which is used by a multide of film, video artists, computer game developers and design professionals to create engaging digital imagery, animation and visual effects is available once again in 3 versions – Unlimited, Complete and Personal Learning Edition (version 4.5 free via download).

There are some excellent examples and inspiring work by designers and professionals from all around the world in the Maya Gallery.
Here is a review of Maya 5 by Dariush Derakhshani, which comments on the upgrade, integration with Mental Ray and User Interface, and comparisons to the previous version.