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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.

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