Pixar Animation Studios today announced the release of RenderMan for Maya 1.0, the studio’s next-generation 3D rendering plug-in. “Now all Maya artists can enhance their productions with the functionality and prestige of Pixar’s Academy Award-winning RenderMan, the benchmark against which all other rendering solutions are measured,” the company notes. Available on both Mac OS X and Windows XP, RenderMan for Maya can be purchased directly from Pixar’s online store for US$995.