Maya® 3D animation, modelling, simulation, rendering and compositing software offers a comprehensive creative feature set for 3D computer animation, modelling, simulation and rendering on a highly extensible production platform. Maya provides high-end character and effects toolsets along with increased productivity for modelling, texturing and shader creation tasks.
Autodesk® Maya® 2015 new features :
Bifrost Procedural Effects Platform :
Create photorealistic, dynamic simulation and rendering of liquids.
XGen Arbitrary Primitive Generator :
Generate curves, spheres and custom geometry on the surface of polygon meshes to create fur, feathers, foliage and more.
Geodesic Voxel Binding :
Produce high-quality, production-ready bound characters in less time, with an innovative new skinning method.
Streamlined retopology toolset :
More easily optimise meshes for cleaner deformations and better performance.
OpenSubdiv support :
Get faster draw performance, displacement map visualisation and RenderMan matching for subdivision surfaces with support for OpenSubdiv libraries.
Easily create advanced HLSL, GLSL and CgFX viewport shaders with the ShaderFX real-time visual shader editor.
Ptex support in mental ray :
Render Ptex texture files in mental ray (US site) for Maya.