Alias|Wavefront today announced that Maya 4.5 Personal Learning Edition, a free, personal-use version of its professional 3D modeling and rendering software for Mac OS X, will be available next month. The release will include the same features found in Maya Complete 4.5, along with user requested changes, a multi-lingual beginner’s guide, and an improved user interface. Additionally, the watermark is no longer visible when working in wire frame mode. Maya 4.5 Personal Learning Edition CDs are initially available, at no cost, exclusively at global 3December events on December 3. On December 4, it will be part of the Learning Maya Beginner’s Guide, for US$19.95 from Alias|Wavefront. Free downloads of Maya 4.5 Personal Learning Edition will begin in January 2003.