The Autodesk products team is pleased to announce the availability of Maya 2019. This release focuses on letting you work faster than ever before through new workflows and numerous performance enhancements.
Maya is 3D computer animation software with powerful modelling, rendering, simulation, texturing and animation tools for vfx artists, modellers and animators. Maya helps artists tell their story with one fast, creative toolset.
Adaptive foam in Bifrost
Add froth, foam, and bubbles (a€?whitewatera€?) to liquid simulations, creating even more realism and detail in scenes with oceans, beaches, lakes, and stormy seas. Create high-resolution simulations close to the camera, where detail is essential, while lowering the computation of foam particles in other areas. The result: shorter simulation times.
Faster, easier-to-use XGen
An all-new presets workflow enables you to quickly share looks between meshes by applying premade grass or hairstyles to the meshes for an improved starting point. The XGen library now includes presets previously included for Maya Fur, and allows you to build a library of descriptions with custom thumbnails. So you don’t have to rebuild them from scratch every time.
Guided simulation in Bifrost
Drive the behavior of liquids using a cached simulation or an animated mesh object. With a guided simulation, use a full-depth, low-resolution simulation to guide a high-resolution simulation on the liquid’s surface. Use guided simulation for carefully art-directed hero waves and similar effects. You can perform multiple iterations at high resolution while retaining the basic look and motion of the underlying guiding simulation.
Adaptive Aero solver in Bifrost
Create atmospheric effects such as smoke and mist. Aero produces simulations of higher detail and greater physical accuracy than Maya Fluid Effects. As with guided simulation, low resolution aero solves can drive higher resolution detail. The added benefit of adaptivity means that you can define regions of high resolution within a massively large computational domain.
Parallel rig evaluation
Increase the speed of character rig playback and manipulation. This new, multithreaded system distributes computation amongst existing cores and graphics processors in your computer. A new GPU-based mechanism performs deformations on your graphics hardware within Viewport 2.0. Create customized GPU-accelerated deformers with the provided APIs, and understand and target bottlenecks in scenes and plug-ins with the integrated performance profiler.
Delta Mush deformer
Smooth deformation to help guide the final result closer to the original geometry. Use Delta Mush in many different workflows, such as paint-free skinning, smoothing of coarse simulation results, and shot post corrections. A popular user request.
New sculpting toolset
Sculpt and shape models more artistically and intuitively. The new sculpting toolset represents a huge upgrade over previous editions. The new sculpting tools offer more detail and resolution. The brushes feature Volume and Surface falloff, stamp images, sculpting UVs, and support for vector displacement stamps.
Enhanced game engine workflows
Move from Maya to game engines such as Unity, Unreal, or Autodesk Stingray with simplified and streamlined game exporter workflows.
Enhanced look development workflow
We’ve made building and editing materials in the Hypershade more artist-friendly and intuitive, with simpler workflows and a revamped user interface. A rebuilt node-editing interface makes it easier to connect, arrange, and work with shading components. New workflows enable you to visualize and diagnose complex shading graphs. Customize your UI for the way you work; new layout tabs allow you to work with shading graphs in a far more organized way.
Preserve creative intent throughout lighting and rendering workflows with a sophisticated color management system. Use the simple linear workflow provided out of the box, or customize the system to suit your color pipeline. Image handling is consistent and color-safe across The Foundry’s NUKE software, Photoshop, Autodesk Creative Finishing solutions, and other applications.
Maya 2019.2 Update Release Notes:
-GraphEditor Missing keyframe after saving scene
-Graph Editor is distorted if you maximize its pane
-Graph Editor Maya graph editor populates with infinite hierarchy
-GraphEditor Keyframe stats don’t refresh when navigating keys with arrows
-Joint rotation limits not saved with scene
-Camera manipulation broken for cameras parented under a rotated hierarchy
-GraphEditor Doesn’t normalize correctly when curves have a single key
-Caching VP modes Mesh becomes incorrect when selecting controller
-Motion trail with anchor transform ignores object animation
-Frame skipping should not be prevented when not filling in the foreground
-GraphEditor Animation curve of blendShape target can not appear if ita€?s in animation layer
-GPUOverride Crash when leaving the Paint Skin Weights Tool
-Caching Attribute change prevents correct update of animation
-GraphEditor The Region Keys tool now works regardless of the “only scale selected keys” Option
-Caching Crash when typing Arabic text in Type node
-Performance Lag on first frame of playback after graph rebuild
-GraphEditor Pickwalk doesn’t work correctly on isolated curve
-Mesh distortion In Parallel Mode
-Graph Editor Moving Keys by typing values into stats field doesna€?t work on some keys
-EM Crash when changing frame in timeline
-Caching VP2 modes Crash on playback when displaying polygon tangents
-Multiple animation layers cause performance drop
-Caching Animation is incorrect when keying with autokey
-EM: Correctness issue with deferred reference
-Dope Sheet lag when selecting BaseAnimationLayer
-Hang when keying HIK Attributes
-Caching Type object with generator set to Python does not update correctly (foreground fill)
-Off-frame evaluation returns wrong values on non-compound attribute in anim layer
-Crash when loading reference files multiple times
-Callback added by MSceneMessage for kBeforeSave event is not called if the file is read-only
-Renaming elements are creating big numbers in the name extension
-Entering certain file paths into the Open dialog can crash Maya
-Move Tool with Orientation set to Component and Soft Select with Falloff set to Global crashes Maya
-Crash when setting MAYA_DET_TANGENT = 1
-Editing a blendshape target mesh is producing incorrect results (translated vertices are not moving to correct space)
-Smooth UVs breaks UV data
-Maya crashes when selecting UV with displaySmoothness
-CER 36558031 Crash while working in UV Editor
-Render Setup is not saved with autosave
-Maya 2019 crashes when using rendering Maya Vector
-Error in AETemplates/AEfileTemplate.mel (“No object matches name: file1.uvTileProxyDirty” – Error evaluating…”createGeneratePreviewButton)
-Fixed a crash with CGFX plugin on Linux
-Rotation gizmo drawn incorrectly in Orthographic views in Legacy Viewport renderer
-Objects do not show up in the uv editor when they are marquee selected in the Viewport
-Custom imagePlane’s lack support in VP2.0
-Caching Crash with two Type objects when generator set to “Python”
-Workaround contained empty data.
-Caching Type object with generator set to Python does not update correctly when cache filled in background
-If your animation starts at frame S then animate the generator value using this
setKeyframe -t S-1 -v 0 type1.generator;
setKeyframe -t S -v 9 type1.generator
-Animating the generator value makes it evaluate correctly
-Crash loading scene containing bifrostGraph nodes if bifrostGraph plug-in is missing
-Workaround Ensure that you have installed the bifrostGraph plug-in before opening scenes that contain Bifrost nodes.
-python commands polyColorSet representation flag no longer works properly when set to False
-Don’t use representation=False, just
-print cmds.polyColorSet(q=True, allColorSets=True)
-The representation parameter only accepts A(alpha only), RGB, and RGBA values.
-viewFit failing to focus on deformed selected objects
-Use control-F to focus the selected object(s)
-Enable MultiDraw consolidation on Mac
-Improved viewport performance in large animated scenes in newer versions of MacOS (at least 10.14.5).
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