When Autodesk released Maya , it received a mixed reception. In many ways this was due to the company dropping support for Mental Ray and instead focusing on Arnold , which is now fully integrated into Maya This was always on the cards; Mental Ray was quickly feeling dated and users were swiftly moving to external plug-ins like V-Ray, so Autodesk had no choice but to do something if it wanted to offer customers an improved rendering experience. Shortly after, Autodesk released Mental Ray as a standalone plug-in, which you could download and add yourself if needed. With the release of Maya , Autodesk has again divided the community. This time, however, the issue seems to be the lack of any major new features, rather than the removal of existing ones. The new clump modifier lets you to interactively sculpt clumps into hair to make them look less uniform With that said, the legacy viewports have now been removed, leaving your only option as Viewport 2. Maya does feel like more of a stability and productivity release, with most updates focused on fixing hundreds of bugs and improving existing tools. This is actually great news.
Blender vs Maya Battle of software: In this blog post, we will come back to the latter one and compare it with Maya. What are the applications of these 3D software and how can they benefit your production? What is Maya? One of the leaders in the 3D modeling industry is Maya by Autodesk. Maya has a wide range of tools for animation, simulation, and modeling. You can also use it for motion graphic, virtual reality, UV maps, low poly, and character creation.