To be honest I liked the changes Autodesk made to the program after they took over - I just wish they sat down sorted the things out and released it as an update not a yearly thing - some pluggins like shave and hair cut and syflex are having problems with their customers as maya is getting updated faster than they can change there programing. But 2011 feels a lot more stable for me and the colour you can change yourself. I don`t think anyone could use my copy of Maya as I have changed so many of the hotkeys its unreal, and I don`t really use plugins so it does not effect me.
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3D Molder at AO.com.