Sunday 31 July 2005, at the annual Alias Global User Association (AGUA) meeting in Los Angeles, CA, Alias announced its next release of Maya, version 7. Alias, along with partner companies HP, ATI, and Intel filled the historic Orphium theatre with driving bass rhythms and spry visual effects to the sometimes astonishment of the large crowd. With full body kinematics, realistic floor physical interactions, and more responsive user interface, Maya is once again headed to become the de facto modelers and animator on the Mac OS X platform.
Various presenters from ILM, Sony Electronic Entertainment, and other Maya veterans wowed the crowd with visual effect animations and jaw dropping demonstrations. After the AGUA 2005 rapped, corporate sponsors held a reception, where the Maya faithful talked, laughed and ate a hot meal. See you next year at AGUA 2005.
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