Alias|Wavefront today released Maya Personal Learning Edition, a free, personal-use version of its professional 3D modeling and rendering software for Mac OS X. The free version includes all of the toolsets available in the US$7,500 Maya Complete package, but adds a watermark to images, uses a special non-commercial file format, and does not support industry-standard plug-ins. For users not interested in downloading the 150MB package, a CD will be available in March for $5 plus shipping and handling charges.