Alias/Wavefront has reported that 25 percent of all commercial units of Maya are now sold for the Mac OS X platform in North America and 20 percent globally. The company says this shows that Maya is the leading 3D animation software package on the Mac.
Maya is a professional 3D animation software that runs on various operating systems. Maya 5 Complete costs US$1,999 and includes modeling, rendering, animation, dynamics, Maya Artisan, Maya Paint Effects, Mental Ray for Maya, and Maya Embedded Language (MEL), an open interface for programming and scripting There's also the Maya Personal Learning Edition, a free personal-use, non-commercial version of the product.
What's more, after winning an Oscar and announcing a re-pricing strategy, Alias/Wavefront says it's exceeding business expectations for its Maya software product line since expanding into the volume software market in April 2002. In March the company won an Academy Award for Scientific and Technical Achievement for the development of the Maya software.
This story, "Mac OS X accounts for 20 percent-plus of Maya sales" was originally published by PCWorld.