Maya HISTORY


Here is history of Maya’s splash screens for Maya’s 10th anniversary. :-)

If you have any of this 3.5, 3.5.1 or 1.5 Maya versions,
contact me please at email in About section.
And here are some very old youtube videos Alias|Wavefront Maya 1998, Alias|PowerAnimator (father of Maya).


Autodesk Maya 2015 SP2 (May. 2014) Readme
Autodesk Maya 2015 (Aug. 2014)

  • Bifrost
  • XGen
  • Python 2.7.3
  • MentalRay 3.12.1.12
  • WhatsNew 2015 PDF


    Extension for Autodesk Maya 2014 Service Pack 1 (23. Oct 2013)
    Autodesk Maya 2014 Service Pack 1 (12. Jun 2013)
    Autodesk Maya 2014 (26. Mar 2013)

  • Grease Pencil
  • Python 2.7.3
  • MentalRay 3.11.1.4

  • Autodesk Maya 2013 Service Pack 2 (4. Oct 2012)
    Autodesk Maya 2013 Service Pack 1 (29. Jun 2012-refix-2012-Jul-09) [mray 3.10.1.9]
    Autodesk Maya 2013 (27. Mar 2012)

  • Bullet Physics 2.8.0 (plugin)
  • Maya nHair
  • Alembic Caching
  • New Node Editor
  • Heat Map Skinning
  • ATOM Animation Transfer
  • Live Update Manager
  • Qt 4.7.1
  • Python 2.6.4
  • MentalRay 3.10.1.4
  • WhatsNew 2013 PDF


    Autodesk Maya 2012 Service Pack 2 (25. Jan 2012) [mray 3.9.1.48]
    Autodesk Maya 2012 Service Pack 1 (11. Oct 2011) [mray 3.9.1.47]
    Autodesk Maya 2012 Hotfix1,2,3,4 (27. Apr 2011 – 1. Aug 2011)
    Autodesk Maya 2012 (March 2011)

  • DMM (Pixelux Entertaiment) – 1500 elements limit demo – [1.1.8]
  • Nvidia PhysX (2.60.0216.1828)
  • Python 2.6.4
  • MentalRay 3.9.1.36
  • WhatsNew 2012 PDF | WhatsNew 2012 SAP PDF


    Autodesk Maya 2011 Service Pack 1 (30. Sep 2010) [mray 3.8.1.33]
    Autodesk Maya 2011 Subscription Advantage Pack (29. Sep 2010) [mray 3.8.1.33]
    Autodesk Maya 2011 Hotfix 3 (21. Jul 2010)
    Autodesk Maya 2011 Hotfix 2 (14. Jun 2010)
    Autodesk Maya 2011 Hotfix 1 (10. May 2010)
    Autodesk Maya 2011 (6. April 2010)

  • Qt 4.5.3 – New Interface [ Nokia - Quantum Toolkit ] dockable UI elements, more flexible editors.
  • Large Scenes Performance [Viewport 2.0]
  • Color Management [32-bit Render Vew, LUTs, Contrast, Exposure, Tone Mapping, Gamma]
  • Accelerated Skinning Workflow
  • Enhancements to Assets and File Referencing
  • Non-Destructive Live Retargeting
  • 3D Editorial [EDL]
  • Python 2.6.4
  • PyMEL 1.0 [ Offic. repo. ] [ GoogleCode ]
  • MentalRay 3.8.1.26 [ Doesn't contain iray. Iray is part of MentalRay Standalone 3.8+, only. ]
  • WhatsNew 2011 PDF


    Autodesk Maya 2010 (August 2009)

  • unified Unlimited and Complete versions
  • Toxik – compositing
  • MatchMover – advanced matchmoving
  • Backburner – network render queue manager
  • 5 additional MentalRay for Maya batch rendering nodes
  • Python 2.6.1
  • MentalRay 3.7.53.5
  • WhatsNew 2010 PDF


    Autodesk Maya 2009 Service Pack 1, ver. 10 (14-Apr-2009) – includes over 100 fixes
    Autodesk Maya 2009 ver. 10 (August 2008)

  • nParticles
  • Maya Assets
  • Animation Layers
  • UV unfolding (interactive)
  • Mesh Smooth Rendering
  • New Selection Paradigm
  • Render Pass Enhancements
  • Render Proxy
  • Python 2.5.1
  • MentalRay 3.7.1.26 (Maya ver. 10)
  • WhatsNew 2009 PDF


    Autodesk Maya 2008 SP1, ver. 9.0.1 (10 Mar 2008) [mray 3.6.51.0]
    Autodesk Maya 2008 Extension 2, ver. 9.0.1 (February 2008) – Enhanced Creative Control
    Autodesk Maya 2008 Extension 1, ver. 9 (December 2007) – Maya Muscle
    Autodesk Maya 2008 ver. 9.0 (September 2007) – Support for Windows Vista

  • Smooth Mesh Preview
  • Render hardware particles with mental ray
  • New Replace Objects feature
  • Convert instances to objects
  • nCloth: Enhanced Wind Model
  • mental ray Sky Portal system
  • mia_material_x shader
  • Python 2.5.1
  • MentalRay 3.6.51.0 (Maya Ext2)

  • Autodesk Maya 8.5 Service Pack 1 (June 2007)
    Autodesk Maya 8.5 (January 2007) – Intel-based Mac OS X

  • nCloth (Nucleus solver)
  • Customizable menu
  • Python 2.4.3

  • Autodesk Maya 8.0 (August 2006) – First 64-bit release

  • Toxik render layers
  • HDR (floating-point images)
  • Polygon Bridge
  • Geometry Caching
  • Transfer Polygon Attributes, Polygon Bridge
  • Override Viewport with Renderer of Choice
  • Image plane z-depth

  • Alias Maya 7.0.1 (December 2005)
    Alias Maya 7.0 (August 2005)

  • Full Body IK
  • Toon Shader
  • Surface Sampler
  • ASHLI Plug-in

  • Alias Maya 6.5.1 (December 2005)
    Alias Maya 6.5 (January 2005) – last IRIX Version

    WhatsNew 6.5 PDF


    Alias Maya 6.0.1 (August 2004)
    Alias Maya 6.0 (May 2004)

  • Motion Retargeting and Motion Redirecting tools
  • Paint Effects on polygons
  • Deformers to particles
  • Web browser in a Maya panel
  • DDS and PNG

  • A|W Maya 5.0.1 (Oct 2003)
    A|W Maya 5.0 (May 2003)

  • Mentalray integration
  • WhatsNew 5 PDF | WhatsNew 5.0.1 PDF


    A|W Maya 4.5 (July 2002)


    A|W Maya 4.0.2 (May 2002)
    A|W Maya 4.0 (June 2001) – no Mac OS X Version

    Maya 4 Review PDF


    A|W Maya 3.5.1 (September 2002) – Mac OS X only
    A|W Maya 3.5 (October 2001) – first Mac OS X Version only


    A|W Maya 3.0.1 (Jan 2001)
    A|W Maya 3.0 (February 2000) – first Linux Version

    WhatsNew 3.0 PDF


    A|W Maya 2.5.2 (March 2000)
    A|W Maya 2.5 (November 1999)


    A|W Maya 2.0 (June 1999)


    A|W Maya 1.5 (October 1998) – IRIX only


    A|W Maya 1.0.1 (October 1998) – Windows Version
    A|W Maya 1.0.1 (June 1998) – IRIX Version
    A|W Maya 1.0 (June 1998) – first Windows Version
    A|W Maya 1.0 (February 1998)


    Posted by toxik on Aug 17 2008 under Maya, Mel-Scripts, News |


    2 Responses to “Maya HISTORY”

    1. cjrcl Says:

      A desktop icon history would receive critical acclaim. Could you provide it?

    2. Val Says:

      Very nice ! Thx !

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