Priced at $399 for a new license, $169 to upgrade from messiah Pro and $189 from workstation version.
New features include:
Breakthrough Hair/Fur Module.
New advanced GI options for smooth, sampled GI.
Glass rendering with dispersion.
Fast volumetric designable clouds.
New edit sphere with options to simulate different programs.
Dynamic parent in place.
Quickly swap between curve types of selected objects.
Quick 'Snap to on keyframe' ability for objects anywhere in the hirearchy.
New armature controls for animation.
64 Bit version
+ a whole host of production level features have been added.
Project messiah works as a standalone animation & rendering platform, as well as an animation plugin to Lightwave, Cinema4d, 3ds Max and Maya and many other programs through the mdd format and host API