Friday, August 11, 2006

Autodesk Launched 3ds Max 9 And Maya 8 At SIGGRAPH '06

Autodesk, Inc. has launched Autodesk Maya 8 and 3ds Max 9 , both Supports 64-bit Technology and Multithreading Enhancements Offer New Levels of Scalability and Speed. Both programs have also been optimized for large datasets, one of the most crucial features for high-end film, broadcast and game users. Each program also contains numerous improvements, in areas such as productivity, pipeline efficiency, rendering and file exchange capabilities with other programs.The latter is one of the advantages of Autodesk owning both programs, plus other assets which came to it in the Alias purchase last year. One of those was the FBX plugin, which has now been upgraded for tighter integration between Maya, 3ds Max and MotionBuilder. The new version features inter changeable geometry between Maya and 3ds Max. In addition, render layers can be exported to Autodesk’s Toxik database. Both of them will take advantage from mental ray 3.5 core. The 3ds Max 9 will be available in October 2006, while Maya 8 starts shipping in August 2006.(source: CGI, Y!news)
For a complete list of new features in Maya 8, please visit
For a complete list of new features in 3ds Max 9, please visit
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