What is mayaseed?
Mayaseed is a plugin for Maya that exports geometry, lights and materials from Maya to the fantastic appleseed renderer. Appleseed is an open source, physically based renderer built by François Beaune. Find out more about appleseed here. Rather than being a built-in Maya renderer, mayaseed currently parses the Maya scene and outputs an appleseed scene file plus all the necessary textures and geometry for rendering in appleseed.studio or appleseed.cli.
Find out more about appleseed here.
Like appleseed, mayaseed is released under the MIT licence, which means it is free to use and modify however you please.