Autodesk® Maya® 2020 software delivers powerful new features with greatly enhanced performance. Artist-friendly tools and an all-new look and feel, including reorganised menus to better match artist workflows, all greatly enhance the Maya experience.
What's New in Maya?
60+ animation features: Building on powerful animation features introduced in Maya 2019, this release adds over 60 new animation features and updates that animators will notice in their day-to-day work.
Cached Playback: New preview modes and efficient caching of image planes and dynamics give animators faster animation playback and more predictable results.
Animation bookmarks: Artists can mark, navigate through, and organize specific events in time as well as frame playback ranges.
Arnold GPU: Maya 2020 includes Arnold 6 which can now be used for production rendering on both CPU and GPU.
Bifrost for Maya: Significant performance improvements, Cached Playback support, and a new MPM cloth constraint compound bring even more power to the visual programming environment in Maya.
Viewport improvements: The Maya Viewport has been improved to make more efficient use of hardware, resulting in a smoother overall experience.
Modeling features: New Remesh and Retopologize features help modelers spend less time cleaning up their models and more time modeling.
Rigging improvements: Updates including matrix-driven workflows and a new wrap deformer make the work of riggers and character TDs easier.
What we think about Maya
Richard Seanor, Technical Application Specialist