Alias|Wavefront has released a Maya Paint Effects screensaver for the Mac.

The screensaver gives a sample of what Maya for Mac OS X will be able to accomplish.

The Paint Effects screen offers a selection of presets, users can also download extra sets. Mac OS 8.1 is required, with the CarbonLib 1.02 extension. The screensaver is available for download from Maya’s Web site.

Maya is the industry-standard, award-winning 3D animation and visual effects program, it will be ported to the Mac next year in OS X-native form. The move to the Mac was announced at the Worldwide Developers Conference last May.