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Features

New Maya 2015 features

View demo videos of the new features in Maya® 2015 3D animation software. Maya 2015 delivers powerful new toolsets for simulation, effects, animation, modeling, shading, and rendering that help you create the complex, high-quality assets you require.

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Dynamics & effects

  • New

    Bifrost procedural effects platform

    Simulate and render photorealistic liquids. (video: 5:40 min.)

  • New

    XGen Arbitrary Primitive Generator

    Generate curves, spheres, and custom geometry. (video: 6:38 min.)

  • New

    Bullet Physics

    Create realistic rigid and soft-body simulations. (video: 4:34 min.)

3D animation

  • New

    Geodesic Voxel Binding

    Get high-quality skinning results in less time. (video: 1:05 min.)

3D modeling

  • New

    Streamlined retopology toolset

    Streamline workflows for easier retopology. (video: 12:43 min.)

  • New

    Polygon modeling

    Model more quickly and reliably. (video: 12:43 min.)

  • New

    OpenSubdiv support

    Accelerate performance with interactive workflows. (video: 1:37 min.)

  • New

    UV toolset

    Create better UVs in less time. (video: 3:03 min.)

3D rendering & imaging

  • New

    Color management (Extension 1)*

    Preserve creative intent with color-safe workflows. (video: 1:15 min.)

  • New

    ShaderFX 3D shading

    Easily create 3D shading effects. (video: 3:56 min.)

     

  • New

    Ptex support in mental ray

    Render Ptex UV-less textures in mental ray. (video: 1:01 min.)

*This feature is exclusively available as part of the Maya 2015 Extension 1 release to customers on active Maintenance or Desktop Subscription.