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Re: Maya 2016 new feature videos

Post by MauricioPC » 16 Apr 2015, 18:20

Digital Tutors released a new intro to Maya 2016. Funny as the years pass by, that the intro tutorials appears more and more uninspired.

http://www.digitaltutors.com/tutorial/2 ... -Maya-2016

And ... Maya 2016 and Max 2016 are available for download (student and trial versions).

http://www.autodesk.com/education/free- ... e-ultimate

I recommend the Ultimate Suite since it's coming with Softimage. Who knows, maybe there's some update sneak into it? :P

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Re: Maya 2016 new feature videos

Post by luceric » 17 Apr 2015, 17:09

Mental Ray fans will probably be interested in this

New mental ray features with Maya 2016
https://elementalray.wordpress.com/2015 ... tegration/

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Re: Maya 2016 new feature videos

Post by angus_davidson » 18 Apr 2015, 10:31

They might also want to know that the mental ray installer is a separate download. Its not included in the main installer anymore

https://twitter.com/cgbeige/status/589112821041868800

Thanks to Dave for the heads up.

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Re: Maya 2016 new feature videos

Post by MauricioPC » 18 Apr 2015, 12:43

This video is VERY impressive of the improvements in workflow (most important), modeling and texturing. While Maya isn't perfect, it's looking very good in this new version.


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Re: Maya 2016 new feature videos

Post by Hirazi Blue » 19 Apr 2015, 10:56

angus_davidson wrote:They might also want to know that the mental ray installer is a separate download. Its not included in the main installer anymore
What I find interesting is that the while the Mental Ray plugin has become a separate download, not included in the "general" installer package for Maya 2016, the setup files for Mental Ray Satellite are however still included in that installer package. And this makes me wonder why the plugin couldn't be still included as well, even if only as a separate and optional install within the same package.
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Re: Maya 2016 new feature videos

Post by luceric » 19 Apr 2015, 14:49

I thought the plugin was there in the installer, just not selected to install with the default options. Haven't checked

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Re: Maya 2016 new feature videos

Post by Hirazi Blue » 20 Apr 2015, 18:27

A separate installer is used for mental ray. If you have Maya media, it includes a mental ray folder that contains the installer. If you downloaded Maya from an Autodesk website, you can download the mental ray installer from the same site.
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Re: Maya 2016 new feature videos

Post by ActionArt » 20 Apr 2015, 19:04

This seems like is a bit of a shot across the bow by AD at MR. Like they're saying, see, we don't really need you anymore, do something worthwhile or we won't include it at all next time.

I'm one of the few that liked MR overall so I hope they don't stop including it. Seems like they're finally making some progress with it and the integration with Maya. Not that I'm using either one right now but I'd still like to see it move ahead.

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Re: Maya 2016 new feature videos

Post by Hirazi Blue » 22 Apr 2015, 11:30

Personally I think Mental Ray becoming "one of the rest", so to speak, might just do its reputation a world of good. The general perception that Mental Ray was only being used because it was "built-in" might change now (ever so slightly, but still) that everybody has to decide to download and install it. And, again personally (speaking as a rendering dilettante, I hasten to add), I think nVidia ARC is making some interesting progress that might as well justify a rethinking of its long-standing reputation anyway...
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Re: Maya 2016 new feature videos

Post by Daniel Brassard » 23 Apr 2015, 03:05

$ifndef "Softimage"
set "Softimage" "true"
$endif

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Re: Maya 2016 new feature videos

Post by MauricioPC » 23 Apr 2015, 19:41

This is also helpful to understand what's new on Maya 2016.


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Re: Maya 2016 new feature videos

Post by luceric » 23 Apr 2015, 19:46

A trailler for Igor Zanic's Bifrost 2016 blog... http://igorfx.com/bifrost2016/

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Re: Maya 2016 new feature videos

Post by MauricioPC » 24 Apr 2015, 14:22

Hi Luc-Eric,

It's almost three years since this request is 'under review'. Is this something that BiFrost eventually will be able to do? To 'command' the entire suite of Maya particle tools from the BiFrost node editor?

http://mayafeedback.autodesk.com/forums ... -in-3ds-ma

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Re: Maya 2016 new feature videos

Post by MauricioPC » 01 May 2015, 17:19

Review of Maya 2016 Sculpting tools.


Sculpting in Maya 2016 Review
Slow news day so I thought I'd review Maya 2016's new sculpting brushes with this 2hr time-lapse. No service packs. Quite buggy, sluggish and needs to mature a lot, but a good welcome start.
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Certainly makes a few things easier but will stick to Zbrush for sure. Still I'll def start using sculpting more and more in Maya.

Pros: Works with all the poly tools, proper object handling pivots transform manipulators, snapping pivots and quad draw. Wax is great when it works properly and pinch is lovely too. Works with deformers and image planes in the timeline, keying visibility etc.

Cons: Slow on high poly counts, this one was only 120k before slowdown on a new mac pro. Though it has worked ok up to 1million faces in other tests. Buggy, 4 or 5 restarts here. No dynamesh, no autoretopology, no sculpt levels, no great cut (dam standard) tools. Needs lots of improvements and bug fixes.

Verdict: Use ZBrush, or stay with Mudbox for the bulk of sculpting. Very handy for various tasks used in combo with poly tools when you don't want or need to switch programs. Could be promising in years to come! Wait for the service packs if you don't like bugs!

2hr Sculpt, Cushing, Concept by Ryan Wood

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Re: Maya 2016 new feature videos

Post by FXDude » 02 May 2015, 20:04

Maya Shmaya ;))

Sculpting I'm sure is great, otherwise it's mostly;

New look, same amazing(-ly, awkward or maybe slightly less) software.

Baby steps, until it becomes like a visual deveopment environment?

hum.,..

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Re: Maya 2016 new feature videos

Post by Bullit » 03 May 2015, 01:47

They certainly move very slow.