Maya 5 - Released Today!

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
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What's new in this version:





* Increased productivity



Make your production workflow more efficient with many fine-tuned features in areas such as character animation, dynamics and polygonal modeling. Improved online tutorials and user documentation will help new users get up and running faster than ever.



* Unique image creation possibilities



Create the right finished look for any type of professional graphics project with new, or enhanced, rendering options available in a unified, consistent workflow: Maya software, Maya hardware, vector rendering, and the latest version of mental ray



* More creative resources



Expand your creative potential with new features and functionality throughout Maya 5. Enhancements to Maya software's unique, brush-based toolsets bring an intuitive, artist-friendly approach to organic modeling and animation. New data export formats include Flash? and Adobe Illustrator. Maya Unlimited? artists can now create never-before-seen atmospheric effects through extensions to Maya Fluid Effects?.



* New and enhanced import/export options



Enhanced and new file formats let you transfer data between Maya and other applications. Newly supported file formats include: Flash?, DWG, Adobe Illustrator, Encapsulated PostScript and Scalable Vector Graphics. Enhanced support has been added for DXF,IGES, OpenFlight?, StudioTools? and OBJ.



* Even greater extensibility



Access more of Maya software's features and toolsets in the Maya API such as high level polygon operations and complete access to the rendering framework -- including the ability to integrate a new renderer.



Taken from VersionTracker



I was not expecting this today! Wow! Four great applications all in one day! 8)

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