to be honest....(i know a lot of maya fanataics will kill me for this)...maya's renderer does suck(w/o mr)....i think alias has been overlooking on this for too long.....what i would like to see is good exposure control,good gi,good light tracer like thing,good caustics and more aaliasing filters.....i hope the guys at alias read this hohoho :-) this is the only reason thats holding me back from purchasing maya and y i still use max for pretty much everything i was paid to do :-)
Every software has it's day. Remember how popular 3dMax once was? Still is but nothing compared to what it once was. Maya will eventually be outdone by other software - that is inevitable. Maybe the time for that is now. I hope not, considering I spent the last 7 months learning it. =|
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