Thu 17th Oct 2002 | News
Alias|Wavefront has announced that the mental ray for Maya plug-in is now offered at no extra charge to all Maya Complete and Maya Unlimited customers. Priced originally at US$3,995, it is available for free to all Maya 4.5 and mental ray for Maya 1.5 customers.
"It is the natural evolution of our products, combining the best with the best," says Shai Hinitz, Maya Product Manager at Alias|Wavefront. "Our customers have been asking us to merge Maya's intuitive workflow and productive feature-set with the power and programmability of mental image's renderer. In doing so, we're injecting $3,995 worth of value into Maya 4.5 for free. Due to the advanced integrated workflow, Maya 4.5 users will instantly benefit from the photo-realistic rendering effects mental ray for Maya has to offer, in addition to the stunning imagery already possible with the native Maya renderer. From now on Maya customers will get to choose between two of the industry's most powerful renderers."
Maya 4.5 customers can download mental ray for Maya 1.5 public beta here.