New in Maya 2010
From Maya 2009 to Maya 2010
This page describes the main changes for students between Maya 2009 and Maya 2010.
The interface and main functionality didn't change much from 2009 to 2010, so you shouldn't run into any trouble when switching to 2010. There are a few new interesting features though.
The information in this section has been directly sourced from the Maya 2010: What's New.
Maya vector renderer now supported on Windows 64-bit and Mac OS X 32-bit
The Maya vector renderer is now supported on Windows 64-bit and Intel-based Mac OS X 32-bit. Previously, it was supported only on Windows 32-bit and PowerPC Mac OS X 32-bit.
Autodesk Toxik, Backburner, and MatchMover now available with Maya
- Autodesk Toxik
- Autodesk® ToxikTM is a digital compositing application that provides interoperability with Maya.
It allows you to import render passes as a pre-comp file from Maya and generate and pre-visualize compositions. In addition, it also provides features such as stereoscopic content creation tools for the production of stereo films, the ability to import geometry using the FBX file format, and organizational and collaborative tools that allow your team members to work simultaneously on a project.
- Autodesk Backburner
- Autodesk Backburner is a background rendering network system that allows animation scenes to be rendered by many computers working collectively on the same network.
Note: backburner is not needed when rendering using the TU Delft Bouwkunde renderfarm. It might be interesting for student communities (student housing, or studio) with a private network and several computers running Maya.
- Autodesk MatchMover
- Autodesk® MatchMoverTM is a camera tracking application that automatically captures 3D camera path and camera parameters from 2D video and film image sequences.