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macboy
Feb 17, 2002, 10:50 AM
Does anyone know when the free version of maya is coming out??? I heard February....

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Choppaface
Feb 17, 2002, 05:12 PM
free version o_0

macboy
Feb 17, 2002, 05:17 PM
ya free. there web site says Feb 2002

Ensign Paris
Feb 17, 2002, 05:48 PM
Probably Feb then, I would try E-mailing them

748s
Feb 17, 2002, 06:16 PM
http://www.aliaswavefront.com/en/Community/Special/ple_announce/index.html

you can leave your email and they will call when it's ready

Choppaface
Feb 18, 2002, 12:04 AM
damn
they rule :D :D

irmongoose
Feb 18, 2002, 12:51 AM
how can they afford a free Maya?



irmongoose

arn
Feb 18, 2002, 01:06 AM
Originally posted by irmongoose
how can they afford a free Maya?


It's a learning edition - so it'll have watermarks on final images and won't be able to use 3rd party plugins I believe...

details are on the site...

basically, it lets you practice on it...

arn

thedude
Feb 18, 2002, 01:44 AM
Maya PLE is a great way for people to get a chance to use the program who normally wouldn't want to pay some 6g's for Complete.

On a side note, I hear that you can't save out to industry standard file formats, so you're limited to saving out in a proprietary PLE format. Bummer... No rendering on a paid seat...

agreenster
Feb 18, 2002, 08:15 AM
An even better question is:

When is Maya 4.0 coming out for the Mac. Its at 3.5 and everyone else is 4!

Taft
Feb 18, 2002, 08:15 AM
Even though you can't render perfect images, this is still a great deal. I can't wait to get my hands on this program and try it out. I heard it was unbelievable.

Matthew

irmongoose
Feb 18, 2002, 08:20 AM
how much HD space would it take up?




irmongoose

crassusad44
Feb 18, 2002, 09:05 AM
2-300 MB for the basic install. but i'm not quite sure on the numbers...

thirdeg
Feb 18, 2002, 09:27 AM
Believe me this program is unreal, even after doing some pretty simple tutorials you can do some pretty funky stuff. It is a shame that you can't use NURBS or animation as some of that stuff is amazing!!! Highly worth the d/l.

welcome to the world of 3D

teabgs
Feb 18, 2002, 11:20 AM
Originally posted by thirdeg
Believe me this program is unreal, even after doing some pretty simple tutorials you can do some pretty funky stuff. It is a shame that you can't use NURBS or animation as some of that stuff is amazing!!! Highly worth the d/l.

welcome to the world of 3D

Um, do you mean on the free version? cause you CAN use NURBS and animation in maya. Also, this free version is cool, but its only part of an older version. I wish they'd release Maya 4 for OSX. Any news on that?

Choppaface
Feb 18, 2002, 01:44 PM
i think thirdeg meant no nurbs in the free version

mymemory
Feb 18, 2002, 06:32 PM
Do not get too exited with Maya yet if you haven't touch it, this is not Flash, this is something more than a software.

When I was using Alias Power Animator the world turn so big, one simple tool have more functions than Photoshop and they control the imaginable. I have a lot of respect for that kind of 3D software. Is the difference of flying a remote control plane to the space shuttle.

I may put my hand on Maya but I won't spend time learning everything again, you need to be The Animator to understand most of the concepts and then you will realize the you know nothing about animation, that you should be animating 3D sice you were 5 years old and forget about family and friends, just animation... I couldn't do that sacrify. This life is for family and friends, next one for animation.