Autodesk® Maya® 2022
Create expansive worlds, complex characters, and dazzling effects with Maya
- Bring believable characters to life with engaging animation tools.
- Shape 3D objects and scenes with intuitive modeling tools in Maya® software.
- Create realistic effects—from explosions to cloth simulation.
Universal Scene Description (USD)
Universal Scene Description (USD) support in Maya lets artists work seamlessly with USD in conjunction with Maya workflows. The pre-built Maya USD open source plug-in is available on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
The Ghosting Editor lets you create images that echo the animation, letting you visualize movement and position of animated objects over time.
Component Tags for Deformers
Component Tags let you create node-independent named groups to deform geometry, letting you modify tag membership on the fly.
Maya on Windows and Linux now starts in Python 3 mode by default.
Maya 2022 provides Bifrost 22.214.171.124 which includes new features, performance improvements, and bug fixes.
Graph Editor Improvements
Peak Removal Filter in Graph Editor to clean up noisy animation data
Create a mesh from a simple curve shape using the new Sweep Mesh feature.
You can now flag specific commands or plugin locations to be blocked when Maya loads them in the Preferences window.
Rokoko Motion Library Plug-in
Simply drag and drop professionally made mocap assets into your scenes from the comfort of your own home.
Cached Playback improvements
Cached Playback has been updated to provide support for dynamics nodes and the Time Editor.
New Solidify deformer
The new Solidify deformer lets you create areas of geometry that appear more solid on deformed geometry, which lets you define rigid parts of a character’s clothes, such as buttons or a belt buckle.
Maya integrates OpenColorIO v2 for state-of-the-art color management
Create VR for Maya
Create VR for Maya is an immersive conceptual design tool that empowers artists and designers to start their creative process directly in 3D.
Arnold for Maya 4.2.1 plug-in
Maya 2022 provides MtoA 4.2.1 which includes new features, performance improvements, and bug fixes
Auto Tangent Types
New options for Auto Tangents in the Graph Editor offer an improved algorithm, giving animators better control and more predictable results.
Start up experience improvements
A number of improvements have been made to Maya’s startup experience.
Laurence Cymet & Nicola Milosevic
Ben Guthrie & David Morin