Realise your vision in modelling, animation, lighting and VFX with comprehensive 3D software with Maya 2018. Use for character and environment creation, animation, cmplex simulations, motion graphics. Maya 2018 contains tools for 3D medilling and UV tools, 3D animation and rigging , rendering, look development, dynamics and effects (such as grooming for hair and fur, fluid simulations, cloth simulations and particle simulations). Pipeline and integration, data and scene management.
Autodesk Maya 2018 licensing:
- multi-user (networked) licences available.
- Motion Graphics: Create branding, flying logos, title sequences and other projects that require text.Import or copy and paste SVG files into Maya.Quickly create complex procedural effects and animations with instanced objects.
- 3 D animation: New system speeds rig playback and manipulation.Produce high-quality, production-ready bound characters in less time.Toolset for keyframe, procedural and scripted animation.Make high-level animation edits with a nondestructive, clip-based, nonlinear editor.
- Dynamics and Effects: Simulate high-level details just where you need them with the new adaptive solver for Bifrost liquids.Updated workflow, presets, sculpting and preview. Create atmospheric effects such as smoke and mist.Simulate and render photorealistic liquids.
- 3D rendering and shading: Shade complex scenes more easily. Sculpt and shape models more artistically and intuitively.Efficient library enables faster, more consistent Boolean operations on polygon geometry.Use Arnold RenderView to view scene changes in real time, including lighting, materials and camera.Quickly render and manage complex scenes. Generate templates for the setup of a shot for easy re-use.
- Pipeline integration: Create Maya scripts and write plug-ins in Maya Embedded Language (MEL) or Python scripting language.Manage large datasets and heavy scenes with specialised tools and workflows. Create large, complex worlds more easily and manage production assets as discrete elements.
Mathematica - Features
- Authoring and deploying CDFs: Create interactive CDF books, reports, or applications with Mathematica 8 and freely distribute them as web objects or desktop applications.
- Web embedding and free Wolfram CDF player: Embed CDFs as objects within web pages or view them as full-screen documents within a browser using the free CDF Player. The free Player offers full Mathematica 8 compatibility.
- Free-form linguistic input: Mathematica 8 pioneers free-form linguistic input, allowing users to enter plain English and get immediate results and the Mathematica input for further exploration, without the need for syntax.
- Statistics: New superfunctions automatically compute the probability of any event and the expectation of any expression, estimate distributions from data, or quantify goodness of fit.
- Software development: Built-in GPU programming support, high-performance C code generation, SymbolicC support, and expanded parallel processing.
- CUDA and OpenCL support: Build GPU computation into your programs using new support for CUDA and OpenCL environments.
- Mathematica shell scripts: Use high-level Mathematica language to make scripts invoked from the command shell.
- Engineering/R&D: Analyse and design control systems using classical and state-space techniques, develop control solutions for analog and digital systems, and simulate models in open- and closed-loop configurations.
- Finance: Perform comprehensive derivative calculations, including exotic option pricing; compute bond values and sensitivity measures.
- Image processing: Offers a complete environment and interactive workflow for image processing and analysis.
- Graphs and networks: Fully integrated into Mathematica, including high-performance scalable data structures, advanced aesthetics and broad modeling and analysis capabilities.
- Statistics visualisations: New statistics charts, including box whisker charts, quantile plots, and paired bar charts and histograms with Mathematica's automation and flexibility.
- Illustration and drawing tools: Illustrate ideas or annotate graphics using improved drawing tools, including dynamic guides.
- 2D and 3D graphics: Texture mapping of images to 3D surfaces with full hardware acceleration, built-in curve and filled curve primitives and other new features.
- Interactive financial charts: Users can create customised interactive financial charts, applying more than 100 built-in financial indicators to their own data or built-in data feeds.
- Dense numerical linear algebra: Dense numerical linear algebra is used for most Mathematica numerical analysis functionality including data analysis over matrix operations, numerical differential equation solvers and graphics.
- High-speed sparse linear algebra: Implementation of sparse linear algebra enables arrays of any dimension or rank and is integrated fully with the Mathematica system.
- Large-scale linear programming: Optimised for solving large-scale linear programming problems using an interior-point method.
- 64-bit platform support: Access to nearly a million terabytes.
- MathLink: Uses TCP/IP devices for communications between parts of Mathematica such as the front end and the kernel as well as for the primary means of communication between multiple Mathematica kernels such as in gridMathematica clusters.
- LabView: statistics, data analysis, import, export and connectivity functionality for processing large data sets.
- Plotting functions and visualisation: Including Plot, Plot3D, ContourPlot, DensityPlot, ParametricPlot, MoviePlot, MoviePlot3D, LogPlot, LogLogPlot, PolarPlot, ImplicitPlot and ScatterPlot.
- Graphics: Built-in graphics types for visualising results including 2D and 3D plots, contour and density graphics and a full specialised business and statistical plots.
- Mathematica notebooks and packages: All documents and programs are fully platform independent.
- Interactive web and intranet sites: Any Mathematica program can be turned into an MSP, an interactive Web application running on a Mathematica server, that can be used from any Web browser and through an interface.
- Software component: Use J/Link and MathLink API to deploy Mathematica applications as part of a Java, .NET or C/C++ program.
- Programming language: Build intricate calculations by specifying a definition for an expression and adding a formula s a Mathematica transformation rule.
Mathematica - System Requirements
Mathematica Platform Availability
|Windows 7||32-bit, 64-bit|
|Windows Vista||32-bit, 64-bit|
|Windows XP||32-bit, 64-bit|
|Windows Server 2003||32-bit, 64-bit|
|Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003||64-bit|
|Windows Server 2008||64-bit|
|Mac OS X 10.5 Intel||32-bit, 64-bit|
|Mac OS X 10.5 PPC||32-bit*|
|Mac OS X 10.4 Intel||32-bit, 64-bit**|
|Mac OS X 10.4 PPC||32-bit*|
|Linux 2.4 or later||32-bit, 64-bit|
|Mathematica 8 has been fully tested on all major Linux distributions based on the 2.6 Linux kernel. On newer Linux distributions, additional compatibility libraries may need to be installed. |
Mathematica has supported an X Window System front end since Version 2.2 (released in 1993). In Version 7, it utilises the Qt application framework for its user interface, the same used by the major Linux desktop environment KDE. Nightly tests are run on both enterprise and popular open-source Linux distributions.
|Solaris 10 x86||64-bit|
|Solaris 10 UltraSPARC|
* Also runs on 64-bit PPC hardware.
** 64-bit support requires OS X 10.4.10.