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  08 August 2007
Maya 2008

Press release

Autodesk Page

Absolutely nothing to get excited about.
Do Autodesk even read this forum ?
There were a billion cool ideas in the Maya 9 wishlist.

Also why does Autodesk describe Max as "Modelling, Animation and Rendering Software"
and Maya just as "software"

Damn, if I knew Autodesk was going to end up with Maya, I'd have learnt XSI.
Even thinking of switching back to Lightwave due to the lack of progress with Maya.
 
  08 August 2007
Wait the full detailed new features list, please: it seems that Maya Nucleus Unified Simulation Framework and other enhancements are there...
 
  08 August 2007
That doesn't sound like a new n-module or anything, it sounds like it's referring to the core solver itself which all the n-modules would plug into. There's nothing in that link that ain't in 8.5 already. As far as I can see it's a pretty lack luster release. Bridge tool in 2008?!... c'mon!... There's been a bridge tool in Bonus Tools since... at least v6 if I'm not mistaken. Not the best bridge tool but it's there. And let's not forget the Append Polygon tool. I'm thinkin' more like 8.6, not 9 and definitely not 2008.
 
  08 August 2007
Maya 2003?
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  08 August 2007
That's one of the reason when Autodesk bought Maya, i started to learn Houdini and man i don't regret!
 
  08 August 2007
Anything less clunky would be great.

Maybe this is a good time for them to release a version that is pretty well bug free. There are so many little nuances I think they could end up getting rid of or adding (a GREAT layer shader, updated and fully working would be very nice). Actual support for OSX. I'm amazed at how unpolished the OSX version of 8.5 feels. That would be all I need to make me happy.
 
  08 August 2007
Maya was always intended to be modifiable, think of the hundreds of scripts that users created to add functionality to to Maya, scripts that people always wanted integrated into the software.

Looks like most of the modelling tools have done just that...Autodesk just took existing scripts and integrated them.


I have no problem with that, my only hope is that they did a decent job of it, otherwise I will continue with the scripts.

MR 3.6 !! thats should be exciting

Vista support is great for me! Now I can use my 16gb of ram and all 8 cores.
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  08 August 2007
Fingers crossed there might be more. Hope Jos Stam has been busy with the nucleus idea and releases another 'n' module with it.
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  08 August 2007
Support for Windows Vista™ operating system has been added, that enables you to take advantage of the performance capabilities of this recent technology.

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  08 August 2007
Originally Posted by marcelh: That doesn't sound like a new n-module or anything, it sounds like it's referring to the core solver itself which all the n-modules would plug into.


I donīt think they would have put it on the feature list if it was just that..

Originally Posted by marcelh: There's nothing in that link that ain't in 8.5 already.


And you obviously havenīt read the detailed feature list.

It says you can alter a character without having to rebind it.
It has Mental ray 3.6.
It says itīs many times faster on several operations.
etc.
 
  08 August 2007
Can't wait for the full Demonstration Page of 2008 with the lovely little Flash Demos .
 
  08 August 2007
Originally Posted by billpayer2005: Even thinking of switching back to Lightwave due to the lack of progress with Maya.


Why don't you just switch back to Poser while you're at it?
 
  08 August 2007
Autodesk does not care about Maya users. Period. This is more of them going through the motions rather than being interested in the product. Sucks especially for me, as a mac user, since there really aren't any decent alternatives to Maya on the mac platform (Cinema 4d is not comparible). If XSI would port over, I'd switch in a second, but that doesn't look likely either.

Ah well. Autodesk will let Maya obsolete itself eventually.
 
  08 August 2007
Yeah, I'm sure Autodesk is just chomping at the bit to throw away all the revenue with Maya. I mean it's obvious by the new developments in Toxik that allow big time integration with Maya that Autodesk is trying to kill off Maya.

Give me a break.
 
  08 August 2007
Originally Posted by sacslacker: Yeah, I'm sure Autodesk is just chomping at the bit to throw away all the revenue with Maya. I mean it's obvious by the new developments in Toxik that allow big time integration with Maya that Autodesk is trying to kill off Maya.

Give me a break.


They're not chomping at the bit to throw away the revenue that Maya brings in. But at the same time they're in no rush to do anything useful to improve the software. They're keeping it status quo...IE, they don't care about it anymore. It's reached a point where they don't have to update it and it still sells. Why innovate when they got it locked up? The pathetic Maya 2008 release is testament to this fact alone.
 
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