Illuminate Labs has announced the availability of the next generation of its renderer, Turtle 2, which is integrated into the Maya GUI and uses native Maya shading networks. “Turtle 2 is based on the second generation of the LiquidLight technology platform, and has gained in all aspects of the rendering process. The features customers have loved in Turtle are even better in Turtle 2. What was fast in the first generation of Turtle is even faster in Turtle 2,” notes the company. Turtle is available for Maya 6.0 or later and can be purchased as a workstation license for US$1199 or renderfarm license for $999.