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-Diana Colella, Senior Vice President, Entertainment & Media Solutions

Maya enhancements

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Tackle your biggest creative challenges with powerful tools in Maya

Maya focuses on improved usability for both seasoned Maya artists and new users alike. Experience continuous improvements to its core modeling, rigging, animation, and simulation tools, as well as newer tools, like LookdevX, Maya's node-based production-agnostic material editor.

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Latest Maya enhancements

  • Smart Extrude
  • Bevel Improvements​
  • Redesigned Dope Sheet
  • Motion Trail Updates​
  • Deformation Widget​
  • Bifrost Ocean Simulation System (BOSS)​
  • Liquid Meshing
  • LookdevX Enhancements​
  • OpenUSD Integration Updates
  • Hydra Enhancements

Achieving greater outcomes

Accelerate workflows
Maya’s powerful tools help you iterate faster so you can focus on creativity and meet deadlines.

Deliver stunning visuals
Add fine details to characters and scenes, and deliver quality work that keeps clients coming back.

Scale for complexity
Top artists in the industry rely on Maya to create the most complex shots, characters, and worlds.

3ds Max enhancements

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Driving Creative Excellence with Modern Tools in 3ds Max

3ds Max brings important new capabilities and improvements to its modeling, animation and rendering tools so you can focus on being creative. For improved collaboration and asset portability, open standards like OpenUSD and OpenColorIO continue to be more tightly integrated. ​

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Latest 3ds Max enhancements

  • Retopology Enhancements​
  • Color Management (OpenColorIO)
  • Global Search​
  • Menu Editor
  • CAT and Biped Improvements
  • OpenUSD Integration Updates
  • GPU Rendering Improvements​

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Achieving greater outcomes

Deliver photorealistic designs
3ds Max powers your creativity with easy-to-use tools for worldbuilding and asset creation.

Boost productivity with automation
3ds Max automates repetitive and time-consuming tasks so you can meet deadlines.

Use a rich and flexible toolset
Stay in the artistic flow with creative tools in an artist-friendly UI.

Arnold enhancements

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Render detailed 3D Characters and scenes with Arnold

The latest Arnold release amplifies rendering performance, interactivity, and reliability allowing you to deliver beautiful results faster. Performance is significantly upgraded, scalability on GPU is greatly improved, and fullframe imagers are now updated during rendering. This release also adds production-ready USD enhancements for specific procedurals and shapes in Hydra, deep AOVs, light linking, and more.

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Top 2024 Arnold enhancements

  • Native support for Apple CPUs in Arnold for Maya 2024
  • Color management in Arnold for 3ds Max 2024
  • USD improvements
  • Improved workflow for texture files

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Achieving greater outcomes

Manage complex projects
Arnold thrives on heavy data sets and handles complex work with ease.

Render high-quality 3D images
Deliver stunning photoreal or stylized results in fewer clicks.

Get a robust set of tools
Save time with powerful shaders, operators, textures, and utilities.

Flame enhancements

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Centralize cloud-enabled finishing and VFX workflows with Flame

The latest updates to Flame further solidify its role as a centralized hub for conform, timeline, VFX, publishing, color, and delivery. A new metadata overlay feature lets you view shot metadata in context, providing easier monitoring and tracking of shots when collaborating across teams. With additional support for native Apple silicon and next-gen graphics technology, you can achieve new levels of performance to meet growing demand.

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Top 2025 Flame enhancements

  • Match Grain Node
  • Lens Distortion Node
  • STMap Node
  • Centralization of Shared Setups and Presets
  • User Preferences and Keyboard Shortcuts Management
  • Codec Updates
  • NDI 6
  • Rocky Linux 9.3
  • New Certified Hardware

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Achieving greater outcomes

Improve collaboration
Work with artists from virtually anywhere and seamlessly scale capacity in crunch times with Flame on AWS cloud.

Deliver stunning visuals
Realize your creative vision with a deep, comprehensive toolset, whether in 2D or 3D. 

Improve pipeline complexity and cost 
Utilize Flame as a centralized hub for conform, timeline, VFX, publishing, color, and delivery.