Dynamics & Effects
Adaptive foam in BifrostAdd froth, foam, and bubbles to liquid simulations.
Faster, easier-to-use XGenUpdated workflow, presets, sculpting, and preview.
Guided simulation in BifrostDrive the behavior of liquids.
Bifrost procedural effects platformSimulate and render photorealistic liquids.
XGen Arbitrary Primitive GeneratorGenerate curves, spheres, and custom geometry.
Bullet PhysicsCreate realistic rigid and soft-body simulations.
Maya nHairCreate hair and curve-based dynamics.
Maya nParticlesSimulate complex 3D visual effects.
Maya nClothCreate realistic deformable materials.
Maya Fluid EffectsSimulate atmospherics, liquids, and open water.
Rigid and soft-body dynamicsSimulate multiple rigid and flexible objects.
Maya FurCreate realistic fur, short hair, wool, and grass.
Adaptive Aero solver in BifrostCreate atmospheric effects, such as smoke and mist.
Parallel rig evaluationNew system speeds rig playback and manipulation.
Delta Mush deformerDeformation results are closer to original geometry.
General animation toolsKeyframe, procedural, and scripted animation tools.
Natural-looking character creationSkin, rig, and pose believable characters.
Reusable animationReuse existing characters to save time.
Camera SequencerSpeed previsualization and virtual moviemaking.
Geodesic Voxel BindingGet high-quality skinning results in less time.
New sculpting toolsetSculpt and shape models more intuitively.
Streamlined retopology toolsetStreamline workflows for easier retopology.
Polygon modelingModel more quickly and reliably.
OpenSubdiv supportAccelerate performance with interactive workflows.
UV toolsetCreate better UVs in less time.
Polygon and subdivision mesh modelingCreate and edit meshes using an intuitive toolset.
Surface modelingCreate mathematically smooth surfaces.
UVs, normals, and color-per-vertexStreamline UV creation and editing.
Scripting and APICreate custom scripts and plug-ins.
2D and 3D integrationTake advantage of streamlined workflows.
Data and scene management toolsManage data and scenes with specialized workflows.
Scene Assembly tools for smarter dataCreate large, complex worlds more easily.
Advanced file path handlingQuickly diagnose and fix broken file paths.
3D Rendering & Imaging
Enhanced look development workflowHypershade work is more artist-friendly and intuitive.
Color managementPreserve creative intent with color-safe workflows.
Integrated renderer optionsChoose from a wide range of integrated renderers.
Painting in MayaUse intuitive brush-based tools.
Toon ShaderCreate cartoon animations from 3D scenes.
Next-gen viewport display and shading (enhanced)Work in a higher-fidelity interactive environment.
ShaderFX 3D shadingEasily create 3D shading effects.
Rendering, 3D shading, and camera trackingProduce high-quality images with a range of tools.
Ptex support in mental rayRender Ptex UV-less textures in mental ray.
Maya CompositeGet a high-performance, HDR-capable compositor.
Professional camera trackingInsert CG elements into a live-action scene.