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Features

New Maya 2017 features

Maya® 2017 software includes new features and artist-friendly tools such as Arnold in Maya, Time Editor, Bifrost Ocean Simulation System, and Interactive hair grooming (XGen).

 

Motion graphics

  • New

    Motion Graphics toolset

    Create beautiful effects with instanced objects.

  • New

    3D Type

    Create branding, logos, titles, and other text. (video: 11:04 min.)

  • New

    Improved vector graphics workflow

    Import or copy and paste SVG files into Maya. (video: 7:16 min.)

Dynamics & effects

  • New

    Interactive hair grooming (XGen)

    Groom hair and fur quickly and easily with Interactive Groom Splines.

  • New

    Bifrost Ocean Simulation System (BOSS)

    Create realistic ocean surfaces with waves, ripples, and wakes.

  • New

    Deep adaptive fluid simulation

    Simulate high-level details just where you need them.

3D animation

  • New

    Time Editor

    Make high-level animation edits with a nondestructive, clip-based, nonlinear editor.

  • New

    Animation performance (enhanced)

    Speed enhancements make your scenes even faster.

3D modeling

  • New

    Shape Authoring workflow (enhanced)

    Art-direct character rigs with a more complete workflow. (video: 11:02 min.)

  • New

    Symmetry modeling (enhanced)

    Make symmetrical models more easily.

3D rendering & shading

  • New

    Arnold in Maya

    Use the integrated Arnold renderer to help solve complex rendering problems.

  • New

    Render Setup

    Quickly render and manage complex scenes. (video: 9:10 min.)

  • New

    Additional look development shading nodes

    Shade complex scenes more easily. (video: 9:09 min.)

Pipeline integration

  • New

    Enhanced game engine workflows

    Move from Maya to game engines faster and more easily.