Wodner if i'll be getting a e-mail from Autodesk about a free upgrade soon then?..
Just bought Maya 7.0 like a week or so ago, and the reseller told me that they'd probably give me a free upgrade if the mentioned the new release at Sig...
I'm agreeing that it's more of a roll out to get the Autodesk name recognized with the software. There's not enough there to make me want to spend what little cash I have on an upgrade!! I quite like the new logo though!!
Hey, I don´t understand your comments.
Maya 8 is a fantastic program. THE BEST PROGRAM!!!
The features are awesome, when you look at that way.
It is normal that they don´t talk about buks and things we really don´t want. (I have maya since 4 months, but I know them all (in this short time)! Or talk you about your mistakes?
It is to early, to say we need a better program.
If anybody can tell me, only one needed feature, what we really wan´t in Maya, then i shot my mouth forever!
Maya is so big that nobody can be perfect in everything.
I'm not really sure what you're trying to say there Mayastatic.
I think that the point that most of the people who have commented on the new version of Maya are trying to convey is that there are not enough new features to warrant a full version release, the upgrades that they have made are really more suited to a .5 release.
Most of the improvements they have made seem to be pointed at the Maya pipeline and productivity which will benefit a production company but have no great effect on improving the software from the operators perspective.
Incidently, how did you get hold of Maya 8 four months ago?
I think the point that people are making is that Maya 8's new features are not essential or really great upgrades to the programme from Maya 7 and therefore dosent really warrent the money for the upgrade, almost like people will upgrade just to have the Maya 8 name and not for the added features that it has. (although if 64 bit is a big issue for you then this could be a good feature)
If you have Maya 8 then you might know some big differences, in, say, speed, addressing memory etc that makes it much better than 7.0
Matt - Sorry for going over your point, I must have been typing whilst you posted