Autodesk has released Maya 2020.4, with a more deeply integrated Bifrost. It supports Maya Curves. In addition, it now includes Graph Shape Nodes, Fields System, and a Scatter Pack. There are also Volume Improvements and Cloth and Thin-Shell Simulations. Not only that, they have updated the Aero solver.
Hey, so you were right. For whatever reason, the Autodesk Desktop App doesn't show/download updates for my Maya LT install, even after reinstalling, so I was on the base release. I downloaded all 3 updates directly from Autodesk and now I have the new features. Sep 14, 2016 Autodesk Maya LT 2017 Update 1 Release Notes What's Fixed Animation MAYA-73609 Time Editor: Clip matching cannot match translation only (without rotation) MAYA-73459 Time Editor: Animation is incorrect after splitting clips MAYA-73775 Time Editor: Insert keyframe button and 's' hotkey on additive layer causes crash and corruption MAYA-72836 Time Editor: 'Clip Edge Edit' cursor not appearing.
Maya 2020.4 marks a major milestone for visual programming in Bifrost for Maya. With a focus on bringing richer, procedural workflows to more areas of your pipeline, we’ve added powerful scattering, instancing, volumetrics, and FX capabilities to Bifrost. This update also brings you the latest version of Arnold for a faster, more creatively engaging rendering experience, as well as improvements to the Motion Library and Substance plugins.
To summarize, in Maya 2020.4, Bifrost capabilities expanded and increased. In addition, Maya curves can now be dragged and dropped directly into Bifrost graphs and converted into Bifrost strands. Bifrost graphs now include bifrostGraphShapes.
Welcome to Maya 2020.4 Update! This release includes a major update to Bifrost Extension for Maya, as well as the new Rokoko Motion Library, Substance, and Arnold for Maya plug-ins. On top of these new features, check out the release notes page for a detailed list of fixed issues.
Maya 2020.4 is the latest in a series of updates, with a continued focus on creating more artist-friendly tools and experiences. For more on the evolution of Maya over the years, check out the Maya timeline on Autodesk AREA.
Bifrost 22.214.171.124 includes a deeper, more powerful Maya integration, improved usability, and new capabilities in scattering, instancing, volumetrics, and FX. See the Bifrost Release Notes for a list of features and bug fixes included in this version.
Remember that you can always download the latest version of Bifrost by visiting the Bifrost Download Center.
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