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Old 15-08-2007, 09:58 AM   #1
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should I upgrade to maya 8.0, I have been stuck on maya 6.0 and now i have the money to upgrade should I

http://youtube.com/watch?v=kET08bH7Y...elated&search=

that video has somthing i want to make but shouldent i wait till i upgrade.
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Old 15-08-2007, 10:00 AM   #2
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the most recent is 8.5. I haven't done any research or anything but I could of swore that I heard some talk about a newer version of maya coming out.
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Old 15-08-2007, 10:01 AM   #3
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so should i upgrade to 8.5 or wait for maya 9.0
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Old 15-08-2007, 10:04 AM   #4
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thats up to you, is it really necessary for you to upgrade? Thats the first question I'd ask myself. I'd also wait to see what other peoples opinions are.
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Old 15-08-2007, 10:06 AM   #5
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Old 15-08-2007, 10:23 AM   #6
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Maya 2008 (v9) is out this september so you'll be shooting yourself in the foot getting maya 8.5 with the new release looming so close
Depends on if you feel the need to upgrade tho...
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Old 15-08-2007, 10:49 AM   #7
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http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet...112&id=9974388

some good reasons to upgrade.

I personally love what autodesk have done for maya and it seems to me as if maya is alot more stable as well. 8.5 has got alot of cool new features and I`m now really looking forward to maya 2008 (although I hate the naming) as those new rigging tools look very handy indeed.
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Old 15-08-2007, 12:03 PM   #8
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It really depends what your needs are. If you think back to movies like Perfect Storm or LotR or any other notable CG movie from several years back, they were using older versions of Maya in the pipeline. There's a lot underneath the hood even with the older versions that you could spend a lifetime learning. There are nice additions with newer versions but I haven't really come across much I couldn't do with the earlier ones. I've talked to some folks that use the newer versions 8.0 and 8.5 in production settings and have heard some horror stories about bugginess....nice ideas, just not implemented well. If you're going to upgrade, just wait for the new release and see what verdict is.
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Thanks for that link tweety, I don’t know how I never looked there!
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i didnt even know maya 2008 was coming to soon but i will wait to see what it is like whe nit comes out thanks so much guys
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Yeah i would definitely wait for Maya 2008, mental ray can render hardware particles.
It's a shame they didn't add all the features in maya 8.5 though(we all know they already developed these things, right?)
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