Autodesk Inc. announced reduced pricing for Autodesk Maya Unlimited 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software. Autodesk also announced Maya 2008 Extension 2 software, designed to deliver enhanced creative control over polygon modeling and UV texturing, as well as improvements to the Maya Muscle toolset. Maya Unlimited contains everything in Maya Complete software, as well as Maya Fluid Effects, Maya nCloth, Maya Hair, Maya Fur, and Maya Live. The Autodesk suggested retail price of a new license of Maya Unlimited, Standalone, has been reduced from $6995 to $4995. The Autodesk suggested retail price of a new license of Maya Unlimited, Network, has been reduced from $8345 to $6245. Maya Complete 2008 customers can cross-grade to Maya Unlimited 2008 at the reduced suggested retail price of $2995.
Autodesk Maya 2008 Extension 2 software is expected to be available for download to Maya Complete 2008 and Maya Unlimited 2008 Autodesk Subscription customers with Gold support in March 2008. The Extension 2 is not sold separately.
Autodesk Maya 2008 Extension 2 features new selection management features for controlling large amounts of complex geometry, enhanced symmetrical modeling, faster texturing with new and enhanced UV workflow tools, and new features and enhanced workflows for Maya Muscle.
Autodesk also introduces a new entry-level Autodesk Subscription offering for Maya Complete software, enabling Maya Complete customers to maximize the value of their software investment and simplify the process of staying current on the latest versions. The Autodesk suggested retail price of Autodesk Subscription for Maya Complete is $595.