AIR Stream is a new rendering plug-in for Maya designed to provide an easy-to-use Maya to AIR workflow. AIR Stream was created to meet the demands of visual effects production, and the plug-in has been used successfully on many projects.
AIR Stream is available at no charge.
The free AIR Stream plug-in can be downloaded here.
Some Key Features:
New in Version 3.0:
Support for Maya 2015 Support for the new stroke shaders in Air 14 New menu item for loading Air material files Automatic texture conversion to Air texture maps Fixes and improvements for texture baking Shader fixes and improvements
New in Version 2.0:
Maya 2014 support Render Maya fluids Emulation for many common mental ray shaders Render hair and fur from Joe Alter’s Shave and a Haircut Faster indirect lighting with a new radiosity cache Air volume shaders for atmospheric effects Improved stereo rendering Curve tapering
Multiple output channels and images per render Per-light channels for re-lighting in post Simple grouping and matting per channel
Automatic translation of Maya shading networks Air RenderMan®-compatible shaders Combine Air and Maya shaders in a single network DarkTree procedural shaders Ptex for per-face texture mapping Simple controls for ray tracing and global illumination
Efficient rendering of complex scenes such as Massive crowds Automatically generate and use archives for efficient scene export
Extensive particle support Maya fur and hair including IPR shading Hair and fur created with Joe Alter’s Shave and a Haircut Volume and surface rendering of Maya fluids Powerful instancing for particles, surfaces, curves, and fur