Autodesk Announces 10-Year Anniversary Release of Maya Software ; New Release Provides Stereoscopic Production Capabilities, nParticlesSimulation, and Powerful Animation and Productivity Tools
+ At SIGGRAPH 2008, Autodesk,Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) announced Autodesk Maya 2009 3D animation and visual effects software, in celebration of the software's 10-year anniversary. Maya2009 includes a host of advancements in modeling, animation, rendering and effects that maximize productivity, optimize workflows, and provide new creative possibilities. Maya 2009 will be showcased at the Autodesk booth (#501) during SIGGRAPH 2008, at the Los Angeles Convention Center Aug. 12-14.
"We are celebrating the work done with Autodesk Maya over the past 10 years by many artists and creative visionaries in film, television production and games, as well as in industrial design and architecture," said Marc Petit, Autodesk's Media & Entertainment senior vice president. "We designed Maya 2009 as a tribute to creative innovation and production efficiency. The new release will allow artists to raise the bar and deliver even more ground breaking computer graphics work." Key Highlights of Autodesk Maya 2009 includes: Complexity Management, Accelerated Modeling Workflow, Collaborative - Iterative Projects and Pipelines, Maya nParticles dynamic simulation module and much more. Autodesk anticipates that Maya 2009 will be available in English in October2008. Maya 2009 will be supported on the Windows and Linux operating systems (64-bit and 32-bit versions), as well as Mac OS X for Intel-based Macintosh and PowerPC computers (32-bit version only). Autodesk suggested retail pricing is US$1,995* for Maya Complete 2009 (Standalone) and US$4,995* for Maya Unlimited 2009 (Standalone). The upgrade price from Maya Complete 2008 to Maya Complete 2009 is US$899*, and the upgrade price from Maya Unlimited 2008 to Maya Unlimited 2009 is US$1,249*. For a complete list of new features and enhancements in Maya 2009, visit www.autodesk.com/maya.