Fri 27th Sep 2002 | News
Alias|Wavefront, an SGI (NYSE: SGI) company, announced today that the mental ray for Maya 1.5, free public beta version for Windows and IRIX operating systems is now available for download to Maya 4.5 customers. The free public beta will be available for Linux and Mac OS X operating systems soon. Updates on availability will be posted at http://www.aliaswavefront.com/maya/getmental.
Superior Integrated Rendering Solution
Alias|Wavefront and mental images continue to jointly develop mental ray for Maya as a tightly integrated rendering solution that provides advanced programmable rendering features within the familiar Maya UI and workflow. Making mental ray for Maya 1.5 free public beta version available allows customers to experience the power of the industry’s best 3D software and rendering solutions. The public beta version contains support for new Maya 4.5 features such as the Maya Fluid Effects Ocean Shader and also supports features available in the new standalone mental ray 3.1 renderer.
Pricing and Availability
mental ray for Maya 1.5 public beta version for Windows and IRIX operating systems is available for free to licensed Maya 4.5 users. The Linux and Mac OS X operating system versions will be available soon. Maya 4.5 is now shipping and available for purchase through the Alias network of authorized resellers or online at: http://www.aliaswavefront.com. The mental ray for Maya 1.5, free public beta offering can be downloaded at http://www.aliaswavefront.com/maya/getmental.