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Autodesk Maya v2017

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Make it with Maya

Bring your imagination to life with Maya 3D animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering software. Maya helps artists tell their story with one fast, creative toolset.


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Maya Vision Series

Maya is developed by some of the most creative minds in the industry. Learn how their vision translates into every release of Maya and how they’re empowering individual artists and studios around the world.

Animation
Warren Trezevant and Daryl Obert

VFX
Marcus Nordenstam

Cloud rendering with ZYNC
Todd Prives and Matt Silverman

Virtual production
Ben Guthrie and David Morin

 


What's New in Maya 2017

Arnold in Maya

Maya 2017 comes integrated with the Arnold renderer, used by the biggest names in visual effects and animation to solve the most complex rendering problems. Arnold lets you render high-quality images right out of the box, scaling with your processing power as project complexity demands.

Motion Graphics toolset

Easily create beautiful effects and animations with instanced objects. This new toolset is based on the MASH procedural animation toolset, and is fully integrated into Maya. It includes a set of nodes that you can combine in many ways to create custom animations.

Time Editor

The Time Editor is a nondestructive, clip-based, nonlinear editor for editing animation at a high level. Unlike the Trax Editor, which requires character sets, the Time Editor frees animators by letting them work on any attribute with animation curves—characters, cameras, colors, and so on.

Easily edit pre-existing animation such as motion capture (even multitake FBX files,) or keyframe motion, with intuitive controls such as trim, scale, loop, split, group, and crossfade.

 

What's new in Maya 2017 Update 3

As of Maya 2017, we are replacing Service Packs and Extensions with regular software updates to provide you with new features, regular fixes, and revised documentation.
Note: The Maya API binary compatibility will not be modified in any 2017 updates, although the API may be extended to enable new features.

Update Location

Each update incorporates any fixes and features from the previous updates. You can find them here:

  • Mac OS: Maya Downloads page (as a full product install)
  • Linux OS: Maya Downloads page (as a full product install)
  • Windows: Autodesk Desktop App (as an incremental install)

Full the full list for what is new, click here.

Operating System 

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 (SP1) and Windows® 10 Professional operating system
  • Apple® Mac OS® X 10.10.5, and 10.11.x operating system
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6.5  & 7.2 WS operating system
  • CentOS 6.5  & 7.2 Linux operating system

Browser 

Autodesk recommends the latest version of the following web browsers for access to online supplemental content:

  • Apple® Safari® web browser
  • Google Chrome™ web browser
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® web browser
  • Mozilla® Firefox® web browser
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