Maya 2022.1 released
Autodesk has announced the release of Maya 2022.1.
This release has a number of improvements that make Maya easier to use and learn, and introduces Mayabot, the protagonist of the new Interactive Getting Started tutorial and Quick Tour, to help you explore Maya’s interface and tools. Other additions include a new Application Home screen on startup, the return of the Viewcube for viewport navigation, and a Search function for quickly locating tools, objects, and commands. This update also includes enhancements to Component tags, deformers, and an updated Substance plug-in, among other improvements.
- Advanced design three-dimensional models
- simulate a variety of natural and environmental elements such as climate change, water and liquids, fire, plants and …
- having a variety of tools for modeling and data management
- the possibility of transferring the properties of one object to another object
- Design Clothes, hair and sex and different scenarios
- Coordination with other software modeling and animating
- Supports mathematical model NURBS (short for Non-uniform rational B-spline)
- ability to combine elements of two-dimensional and three-dimensional models
- Ability to use scripting programming language and MEL (stands for Maya embedded language) and ++ C and Python in the development of software
Updates to USD and FBX support and the Bifrost and Arnold plugins
Outside the core application, the Maya USD plugin, which Autodesk began bundling with the software in Maya 2022, has been updated to support EXR textures and import of USDZ files.
Other changes in USD for Maya 0.10 include new options for converting materials and saving edits to disk.
The Bifrost for Maya multiphysics plugin and Arnold integration plugin have also been updated, although both Bifrost 188.8.131.52 and MtoA 4.2.3 are primarily bugfix releases.
For pipeline integration, users can now choose to include History, Channels, Expressions and Constraints directly from the export dialog when exporting FBX files, rather than having to use script commands.
In addition, Maya now starts in Python 3 mode by default – support for the new version of the programming language having been introduced in Maya 2022 – although Python 2 mode is still available.
For more advanced users, the new Quick Tour provides a walkthrough of Maya’s most useful concepts and tools in two-minutes. Each step includes a link to detailed documentation, allowing artists to go more in-depth on features as needed.
Pricing and availability
Maya 2022.1 is available for Windows 10, RHEL/CentOS 7.6-7.9 or 8.2 Linux and macOS 10.13+. The software is rental-only. Subscriptions cost $215/month or $1,700/year.
In many countries, artists earning under $100,000/year and working on projects valued at under $100,000/year, qualify for Maya Indie subscriptions, now priced at $280/year.
The update is available now. To learn more, visit the Autodesk website.
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