Alias Readying Maya Unlimited for Mac OS X

Alias announced today that Maya Unlimited for the Mac OS X operating system will be available for purchase by late summer 2004. The news was released at the Apple World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC), which kicked off Monday in San Francisco, Calif.

Users of Maya Unlimited for Mac OS X will have access to all tools that are available to artists with Maya Unlimited 6, the latest version of the Alias’ award-winning 3D modeling and animation software. Features specific to Maya Unlimited include Maya Hair, Maya Fluid Effects, Maya Fur, Maya Cloth and Maya Live. Maya Unlimited is also available for the Windows, Linux and IRIX operating systems.

The Mac OS X version includes recent conversion of Maya to a Mach-O application, allowing plug-in developers to use Xcode from the Apple Developers Tools. It also offers AppleScript support for Maya Embedded Language (MEL), Quartz rendering for marketing menus and hotbox, QuickTime implementation throughout the entire package and QuickTime output for Maya’s playblast command.

Maya Unlimited 6 for all platforms is priced at $6,999 and includes modeling, rendering, animation, dynamics, Maya Artisan, Maya Paint Effects, mental ray for Maya and MEL. Maya Complete 6 for the Windows, IRIX, Linux and Mac OS X operating systems, is priced at $1,999 and is available for purchase through authorized resellers or online at www.alias.com.