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Autodesk Maya 2010 Software Gets a Makeover

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Autodesk Maya 2010 software unifies the Autodesk Maya Complete 2009 and Autodesk Maya Unlimited 2009 feature sets with matchmoving, compositing, and rendering capabilities into a single offering. Maya 2010 is available on Windows, Linux and Mac OS operating systems.

Maya 2010 has all the features of Maya Unlimited 2009 and Maya Complete 2009, including the advanced simulation tools: the Maya Nucleus Unified Simulation Framework, Maya nCloth, Maya nParticles, Maya Fluid Effects, Maya Hair, and Maya Fur; in addition to its modeling, texturing, and animation tools, brush-based 3D technology, an integrated stereoscopic workflow, Toon Shading, rendering, an extensive Maya application programming interface/software development kit, and Python and MEL scripting capabilities.

New features in Maya 2010 are Maya Composite, a dynamic composting system based on Autodesk Toxik software, which is no longer available as a standalone solution; Autodesk MatchMover 3D tracking and matchmoving system; five mental ray Batch render nodes, and the Autodesk Backburner network render queue manager.

The Autodesk suggested retail price (SRP) of a license of Maya 2010 will be $3,495. Upgrades to Maya 2010 from Maya Complete and Maya Unlimited 2009 will be US$895. All Maya Complete and Maya Unlimited customers with current Autodesk Subscription will be entitled to the Maya 2010 release. International pricing may vary.

For more information, visit Autodesk.

Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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