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DISGUISED
11-10-2003, 07:05 PM
.... and it's legal


TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 15, 2003--Alias Systems, a Silicon Graphics Inc. (NYSE: SGI) company, announced today that the highly anticipated Maya Personal Learning Edition(TM) 5 software is now available for free download from www.alias.com/mayaple. Maya Personal Learning Edition 5 offers almost every feature found in the full commercial version of Maya Complete(TM) 5 including an industry-leading set of modeling, animation, rendering and effects tools.

The Article (http://home.businesswire.com/portal/site/google/index.jsp?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20031015005537&newsLang=en)

The Download (http://www.alias.com/eng/products-services/maya/maya_ple/index.shtml)

Lurker
11-10-2003, 07:35 PM
I've had it for months :D .

XSquared
11-10-2003, 08:08 PM
The personal learning edition has been free for a few years.

DavidP
11-10-2003, 08:29 PM
Yeah, it has been out for a few years...

But why go for that thing?

I have Maya Unlimited :D :D :D

DISGUISED
11-10-2003, 08:55 PM
Originally posted by XSquared
The personal learning edition has been free for a few years.

Yeah it has, that's just the latest version.

EvBladeRunnervE
11-11-2003, 08:11 AM
So whats better for the price, 3DS Max, Maya, or LightWave?

Klinerr1
11-11-2003, 08:53 AM
wait i dont get what it is?

Lurker
11-11-2003, 11:24 AM
A 3D modeling program.

DavidP
11-11-2003, 12:23 PM
>3DS Max, Maya, or LightWave?

They all cost different amounts.

I believe 3DS Max cost about $5000, and so does Lightwave.

The standard version of Maya cost about that same amount.

Maya Unlimited cost $16000 last time I checked.

Maya is definitely the best 3d modeling program out there, however, 3DS Max is the most supported and most used.

You can find 3ds max plug-ins, etc. pretty much anywhere. It is a little harder to find Maya stuff, although Maya is the better program.

Lightwave is very good, however, it also is not as popular as 3ds max. You will be able to find a decent amount of plug-ins, etc. for Lightwave.

axon
11-11-2003, 04:04 PM
Originally posted by DavidP
Maya Unlimited cost $16000 last time I checked.


whaaaaaaaa? I think it more like $7K....and here it is: maya unlimited (http://www.alias.com/eng/products-services/maya/pricing.shtml) .

I used all three programs listed above. Studio max has a much easier learning curve....but Maya just freagin ROCKS! ever since I got it I've never used max again! It is pretty hard to learn thought, even with previous graphic background.

DavidP
11-11-2003, 06:38 PM
oh yeah, you are right...they discounted it in the last few years.

a few years ago it was about double that...i am pretty sure...

Scourfish
11-11-2003, 08:22 PM
I agree, Maya has been in prison on allegations of molesting ducks in central park for too long and must be released. What we need is a protest march.

GSLR
11-12-2003, 02:53 AM
Hi

Just out of interest , are there any open source programs that are just as good for linux.

3D Modelling programs that is.

Thanx

Liger86
11-12-2003, 08:42 AM
I think that the best 3D modeling program for first timers is Rhino 3D, but some other people may argue.

I have not used 3DS or Maya or Lighwave, but I do know one thing for sure - the trial version of Rhino 3D has no time limit, it has a save limit (25 save and after that it don't save no more, but still opens and works fine!), which is alot better, I think.

Also the demo version for Rhino is only 8mb, and system requirements are rediculously low! but the program still runs smooth.

If you are a student you can get Rhino for $200 else pay 800.

http://www.rhino3d.com

If anyone knows how to get a cheep version (legal) of 3DSMax or Maya please post on this thread!

Anyway, anyone going into 3D design for just recreation and playing around should give a try to Rhino, considering a very low price tag and system requirements.

I'm curently working on a tutorial for Rhino 3D that will teach you how to make a reallistic looking airplane turbine. I will post the file here in this forum in about a week, or any time after this sunday! So all you newbies can learn and see if that is really something you want to get into!

axon
11-12-2003, 09:43 AM
Originally posted by Liger86

If anyone knows how to get a cheep version (legal) of 3DSMax or Maya please post on this thread!


I believe that is what this thread has started with.

If you think that Rhino3D is the best.....then I am lost for words. But as you said: you've never tried any of the programs mentioned in the previous posts so you are like a child who opened its eyes for the first time. Get Maya....it will blow your mind!

Liger86
11-12-2003, 09:46 AM
So, how do I get Maya cheep!?

Silvercord
11-12-2003, 12:09 PM
download it off of kazaa, or, kill somebody that owns it, or, ketchup

Liger86
11-12-2003, 12:29 PM
Originally posted by Silvercord
download it off of kazaa, or, kill somebody that owns it, or, ketchup

but what if I feel wrong by doing that? I meen, my parents made me delete Kazaa, so... I still have to pay something for it, or I feel wrong!

axon
11-12-2003, 02:41 PM
Originally posted by Liger86
but what if I feel wrong by doing that? I meen, my parents made me delete Kazaa, so... I still have to pay something for it, or I feel wrong!

solution: befriend someone who has access to private filesharring ftps with over 60gig of product available to download 24/7, at lightning speeds ;)

-KEN-
11-12-2003, 04:30 PM
Originally posted by Liger86
but what if I feel wrong by doing that? I meen, my parents made me delete Kazaa, so... I still have to pay something for it, or I feel wrong!

Tip: If you live with your parents still, you probably don't need a multi-thousand dollar program to model things with. And if you want to play around with it, download it off Kazaa. Or use something free.

edit: Try anim8or. Lightweight and powerful.

Liger86
11-13-2003, 10:58 AM
Originally posted by -KEN-
Tip: If you live with your parents still, you probably don't need a multi-thousand dollar program to model things with. And if you want to play around with it, download it off Kazaa. Or use something free.

edit: Try anim8or. Lightweight and powerful.

If I'm going to work with something I want it to be a program that many others work with, like 3DSMax, I mean who actually knows the program you mensioned above?

-KEN-
11-13-2003, 02:29 PM
Does it matter what everyone else uses? You're not exactly a professional 3D designer, buddy. It's free, good, and powerful.

Plus, you can import its files into Bryce, etc.

EvBladeRunnervE
11-13-2003, 04:33 PM
If I'm going to work with something I want it to be a program that many others work with, like 3DSMax, I mean who actually knows the program you mensioned above?

first of all, you ask for something free, then you want that free thing to be a proffesional level modeller, and on top of that you dont want to use kazaa(illegal) or the only other means(again ,illegal) of getting it? Get real. Use something simple first till you :

1) actually get good at it and need something more powerful

2) grow up , quit whining, and pay for it yourself.

Sorry to be harsh, but everyone here has been suggesting alot of different things to use, but you seem to want it all for nothing and think that you can do it legally.

DavidP
11-13-2003, 04:51 PM
If you want something free and you dont want to be illegal, then get Blender.

I also echo what everyone else has said.

-KEN-
11-13-2003, 05:00 PM
Originally posted by DavidP
If you want something free and you dont want to be illegal, then get Blender.

I also echo what everyone else has said.

Blender has the most godawful interface ever.