This week Autodesk has launched a new version of their comprehensive 3D animation and creation software Maya in a new version called Autodesk Maya LT which has been created specifically for indie developers and smaller companies.
The new Autodesk Maya LT release follows on for previous LT versions released by Autodesk for other main stream packages they create such as Autodesk AutoCAD LT and AutoCAD Inventor LT to name a few.
Features of the new Autodesk Maya LT software include full support for all of Maya’s 3D modeling tools including NURBS and subdivision surfaces, Maya’s Hypershade surface editor, ShaderFX for the creation of HLSL and CGFX shaders and export to FBX format of up to 25,000 polygons per scene.
Other features of Autodesk Maya LT include import of .ma, .mb (Maya ASCII and binary formats), .mlt (Maya LT format), OBJ and FBX 3D formats, import of BMP, PNG, DDS, EXR, TGA, and TIFF as textures and import of AI and EPS structures drawings as objects.
The new Autodesk Maya LT design software is now available on both OSX and Windows systems and is priced at$795 for a perpetual license. However Maya LT Term licenses are will also be available as part of a monthly, quarterly or annual rental plan, starting at $50, $125 and $400, respectively, Maya LT Term licenses will be made available at a later date.