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Mental Ray for Maya

Pre-release discount available today (October 31, 2001)
Alias|Wavefront, an SGI company, announces the launch of a discount promotion on its recently unveiled mental ray for Maya plugin renderer. Beginning today until first customer shipment in mid December 2001, both mental ray for Maya and mental ray Stand Alone licenses can be pre-ordered at a 30% discount.

mental ray for Maya
mental ray for Maya is an optional, fully integrated plug-in renderer for Maya that offers all the features and tools of mental image's renowned mental ray renderer, version 3.0. States Alias|Wavefront General Manager, Bob Bennett: "mental ray for Maya is not merely a "tacked on" translator that forces artists to jump back and forth between applications to achieve their desired look and feel. It is fully-integrated with Maya, allowing artists to remain in the Maya environment at all times so there is no need to re-learn a new texturing, shading, or lighting workflow."

Pricing and Availability
Beginning in December Alias|Wavefront will make a number of different mental ray for Maya product configurations available according to standard production requirements. The products and their prices are: Product Name Reg. List Price Promo Price

mental ray for Maya node locked (dual CPU) $3995 $2795
mental ray for Maya floating (dual CPU) $4795 $3350
mental ray stand alone floating (1-7 CPUs) $1950 per CPU $1395 per CPU
mental ray stand alone floating (8 - 47 CPUs) $1250 per CPU $875 per CPU
mental ray stand alone floating (over 47 CPUs) $1000 per CPU $700 per CPU

Prices are indicated in US funds and may vary outside the US. Some shipping fees may apply. Annual maintenance is also available for purchase.

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