Alias|Wavefront today announced that those customers on its full annual maintenance and registered for eSupport can immediately download Maya 5, the latest version of its Oscar award-winning 3D software package. Maya 5 for new and upgrading customers will begin shipping on May 1. The new software offers “a host of innovative new ways to create digital content along with numerous customer-suggested productivity enhancements. Improvements added to both Maya Complete and Maya Unlimited software will energize artist and programmer workflows in such creative industries as game development, broadcast graphics, web content creation, design visualization and film production.” Maya Complete for Mac OS X, Windows, IRIX and Linux is priced at US$1,999. Maya Unlimited for Windows, IRIX and Linux sells for $6,999.