+ Good news,....Autodesk has released new version of Maya Personal Learning Edition (PLE) and its now available for download. Autodesk Maya PLE is based on Autodesk Maya 8.5 provides free access to Maya for non-commercial use. It gives 3D graphics and animation students, industry professionals, and those interested in breaking into the world of computer graphics an opportunity to explore most aspects of the award-winning Autodesk® Maya® Complete software in a non-commercial capacity. The Maya Personal Learning Edition software is available for 32-bit Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional and Apple® Mac OS® X (for Macintosh Power PC or Intel-based Macintosh computers) operating systems.
Features Maya 8.5 PLE :
- Modeling (NURBS, polygons, subdivision surfaces)
- Character rigging and animation technology including full body Inverse Kinematics (IK)
- Advanced Autodesk Maya Trax non-linear animation editor
- Full dynamics system including soft and rigid body dynamics
- Complete particle system
- Maya Paint Effects
- Maya Artisan brush based interface
- Toon shading capabilities
- Adobe Photoshop integration and Adobe® Illustrator® connectivity
- Four renderers: Autodesk Maya software, hardware, vector and mental ray for Maya renderer
- Comprehensive documentation
- The ability to import and export FBX files to and from Autodesk MotionBuilder 7 PLE
- Now available in Japanese.
Almost every feature found in the full commercial version of Autodesk Maya Complete 8.5 will be present in the personal learing edition. So what are you waiting for guys, Get Your Copy now!
Maya PLE Free download- available now.