The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
Alias Announces Maya 6.5

Alias Announces Maya 6.5

by , 10:15 AM EST, January 31st, 2005

Alias Systems Corp. announced Monday version 6.5 of its 3D animation and special effects package, Maya, with new scene segmentation features, and a larger range of CAD datasets that can be imported into the product.

"Maya 6.5 is loaded with performance improvements throughout key areas of the software, which assists artists in dealing more effectively with their large scenes and datasets.," a company statement read. New with Maya 6.5 is mental ray for Maya Satellite, and a host of new features, including rapid scan-line rendering, that stem from the integration of a new mental ray 3.4 core.

Other areas of improvement include Maya Cloth, Maya Hair, Maya Fur, Maya Fluid Effects, Maya Embedded Language (MEL), API, Plug-ins, Devkit and the embedded Web browser.

Maya Complete 6.5 is priced at US$1,999 and Maya Unlimited is $6,999. Both will begin shipping worldwide in February, the company said.

Recent Headlines - Updated December 20th

Fri,5:31 PM
Google, Samsung can’t Top Apple’s Unreleased Apple Watch
5:10 PM
Report: Apple Pay is Disrupting and Transforming Mobile Payments
4:04 PM
Apple Raises Prices in Russian App Store Amidst Ruble Meltdown
3:55 PM
The Unexpected Ways Apple Watch Will Crush the Competition
2:29 PM
6-Ft MFi-Certified iOS Lightning and micro USB Convertible Charging Cable: $21
1:41 PM
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-12-19
11:02 AM
Apple CEO Tim Cook Calls BS on BBC iPhone Factory Film
9:11 AM
McDonald’s Supersizes Sales with Apple’s iBeacon Tech
Thu,8:09 PM
BBC Films ‘Apple’s Broken Promises’ for Worker Conditions in Pegatron iPhone Factory
6:20 PM
Save 96% on The World’s Largest iOS 8 + Swift eLearning Bootcamp
5:30 PM
Apple Pay Expansion Worldwide Will Have Vast Repercussions
2:07 PM
The Story Behind Apple’s ‘The Song’ Commercial (Video)
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!