Toronto, Canada - August 15, 2005 - //Company Press Release// The feature-packed Maya® 7 software is now shipping worldwide to 3D professionals working in film, games, broadcast, digital publishing and design visualization who are wanting to realize increased productivity and bring their artistic visions to life. The latest edition of this award-winning software is available for purchase by new and upgrading customers from an authorized reseller or online at www.alias.com.
"Maya 7's features were extremely well received at our SIGGRAPH® launch earlier this month in Los Angeles," said Shai Hinitz, senior product manager for Alias® MotionBuilder®, mental ray® and Maya. "The new features in Maya 7 that sit atop a solid foundation delivered in Maya 6.5 provide the creative power and reliability Maya represents to so many customers."
Maya 7 is packed with innovative features that let artists achieve more unrivaled CG content with Maya. Capitalizing on the world-renowned Alias MotionBuilder full-body IK technology, this newest version of Maya makes animating characters faster, easier and more accurate. The software also delivers new polygonal modeling and UV tools that round out Maya's extensive modeling feature set. In addition, it gives artists illustration and specialized visual effects tools, including a new Toon Shader; advanced render layering technology; and faster, more seamless connections between Maya and other key production software.
Pricing and Availability
Maya 7 pricing remains unchanged from Maya 6.5 - Maya Complete 7 is US $1999* and Maya Unlimited 7 is US $6999*. Upgrade pricing from Maya 6.5 is US $899* for Maya Complete and US $1249* for Maya Unlimited. Both Maya Complete and Maya Unlimited are available on the Windows®, Linux® and Mac OS® X platforms.
* International pricing may vary.
As the world's leading innovator of 3D graphics technology, Alias develops software for the film and video, games, web, interactive media, industrial design, automotive, architecture and visualization markets. Alias has headquarters in Toronto and a custom development center in Santa Barbara with offices worldwide. Please visit the Alias web site at www.alias.com or call 1-800-447-2542 in North America. International contact numbers include: Northern Europe, Middle East and Africa, +44 (0) 1494 441273; Germany, East & Southeast Europe, 0049 89 31 70 20; France, Spain and Portugal, +33 1 44 92 81 60; Italy, 39 039 6340011; Japan and other parts of Asia Pacific, 81 3 5797 3500 and Latin America, 770 393 1881.
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