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Motion Graphics toolset
Improved vector graphics workflow
Quickly create complex, beautiful, procedural effects with instanced objects.
Parallel rig evaluation
Delta Mush deformer
Geodesic voxel binding
ATOM animation transfer
General animation tools
Streamlined retopology toolset
Enhanced polygon modeling
Enhanced UV toolset
Polygon, subdivision mesh, surface modeling
UVs, normal, and color-per-vertex
Enhanced Shape Authoring workflows
A new, more complete Shape Authoring toolset in Maya provides the ability to art direct character rigs.
Adaptive foam in Bifrost
XGen enhancements (ease of use, speed)
Guided simulation in Bifrost
Adaptive Aero solver in Bifrost
Bifrost procedural effects platform
XGen Arbitrary Primitive Generator
Enhanced Bullet Physics
Maya Fluid Effects
Rigid and soft-body dynamics
New Motion Graphics toolset
Color Management enhancements
Ptex support in mental ray
Next-gen viewport display and shading
Rendering, shading, and camera features
Maya Paint Effects
3D Paint and Artisan
Professional camera tracking
Part of feature set available only for Windows 64-bit operating systems.
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Modernized approach makes it faster and easier to render complex scenes.
Advanced file handling
Single-step suites interoperability
Data and scene management tools
Scripting and API
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