Autodesk, as usual, announced its next version of Maya at Siggraph. The interesting part, however, is the range of tools planned to be shipped as part of it:

  • Maya Composite high dynamic range compositing system
  • Matchmoving camera tracking system
  • Additional MentalRay for batch rendering nodes etc...

Not to mention the entire Maya unlimited 2009 tool-set as part of its unified Nucleus dynamic simulation framework.

Certainly this is a great step towards unifying multiple tools of the pipeline into a single product. Lets wait and see how it fares in the market.

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