Can’t wait to see the new UI. With AD releasing both of these announcements simultaneously, I wonder if Maya will now be on the same release schedule that Max switched to 2yrs ago. I can’t see why they would reveal the feature set this many months in advance if they weren’t.
On the Toxik front, I wonder if the new Vector Paint tools are the same ones from Combustion. If so, that’s a pretty big development as that was one of Combustion’s biggest assets…including B-Splines and point grouping for masking/rotoscoping tasks.
There was some discussion, at NAB (I think it was) last year that Autodesk was in talks with Red Giant, who now is the parent company of Trapcode (who makes all those snazzy plugins for After Effects…including Particular 2, Shine, 3D Stroke, etc), about porting a version of Particular 2 to their compositors. Haven’t heard anything since, but it sure would be nice to have some of those included in Maya, Max Composite (Toxik).