Autodesk® Maya® 2018 software delivers powerful new features with greatly enhanced performance.
OverviewAutodesk® Maya® 2018 software delivers powerful new features with greatly enhanced performance. Artist-friendly tools and an all-new look and feel, including reorganised menus to better match artist workflows, all greatly enhance the Maya experience.
Maya also now offers a new parallel evaluation system, accelerating animation performance, increasing playback speed and increasing scope for the manipulation of character rigs.
A new native sculpting toolset makes modeling in Maya even easier, allowing modellers to quickly and intuitively modify forms and shapes.
Additionally, artists can achieve even more realistic VFX results using Bifrost with the addition of foam, surface tension, viscosity and adaptive aerodynamics, while enhancements such as multithreading and XGen presets have made tasks such as hair grooms, vegetation and instancing easy to achieve.
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Richard Seanor, Technical Application Specialist