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:
Maya 8 Offers Host of Performance Improvements

Maya 8 Offers Host of Performance Improvements

by , 5:30 PM EDT, July 31st, 2006

Autodesk on Monday introduced Maya 8, the latest version of its 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. Improvements in this upgrade include scalable multi-threading for better performance on multiprocessor computers, polygon bridge and transfer polygon attributes, support for high dynamic range (HDR) and floating-point images, geometry caching, an optimized mental ray 3.5 core, and more.

Maya 8is available in a 64-bit version, but only on Windows and Linux. Mac users will need to run the 32-bit version. Pricing is US$1,999 for Maya Complete and $6,999 for Maya Unlimited. Upgrade pricing for Complete 7 users is $899, while Unlimited 7 owners will need to pay $1,249.

System requirements call for Mac OS X v10.4.6, a G5 processor, 1GB RAM, 450MB free hard drive space, a hardware-accelerated OpenGL video card, a three-button mouse, and Firefox, Safari, Netscape 7, or Internet Explorer 6.0. Autodesk did not indicate if the software is a Universal Binary.

Recent Headlines - Updated May 28th

Wed,3:10 PM
How to Deauthorize All Devices in iTunes 12
Thu,8:31 PM
iTunes ‘Limited Time’ Movie Bundles: Lord of the Rings for $14.99, Aliens Anthology for $19.99
8:10 PM
Alternatives to iCloud for Photo Storage in the Cloud
5:40 PM
Apple Store Adds Same Day Delivery through Postmates in Bay Area
5:24 PM
Another Chink in CurrentC’s Armor: Target Wants In-store Apple Pay
4:16 PM
Appeals Court Rejects Apple’s Request to Remove iBooks Antitrust Monitor
3:24 PM
HUSKK Quickdraw iPhone 6 Wallet Case: $24.99
2:42 PM
6 Calculator Apps for Apple Watch
1:41 PM
TMO Daily Observations 2015-05-28: Target Says Yes to Apple Pay, Hiding Pics in Photos
9:12 AM
Pebble Time Ships, Apple Watch Comparisons Coming Soon
Wed,6:47 PM
TextExpander 5 and TextExpander touch 3.5 Released
6:10 PM
ACM 308: Jony Ive’s New Job, Cortana, and Apple Watch Wish List
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!