Not only can you now crossgrade to the current versions at a discounted rate but you also benefit from new features and inbuilt applications in the new versions, some of which are former stand-alone application incorporated into the 2010 versions for the very first time.
With the new Maya 2010 you now receive three inbuilt applications, MatchMover, Backburner and Maya Composite (formerly known as Toxik), saving you from buying third party compositing software or matchmoving applications. The new Maya 2010 release unifies the Complete 2009 and Unlimited 2009 feature sets into a single package, giving you an end-to-end creative workflow for ease and flexibility.
Similarly the Softimage® 2010 release incorporates the Face Robot® facial animation toolset, making it easier to rig and animate 3D facial expressions with emotion and expressions for life-like facial animation. Using the Crosswalk transfer toolset makes it easier to transfer Softimage content in and out of Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Autodesk® Maya® pipelines.
To save money on complete product bundles, the Entertainment Creation Suite 2010 and the Real-Time Animation Suite 2010 promotional upgrade pricing will let you get current for less. The Entertainment Creation Suite 2010 includes either Maya 2010 or the 3ds Max 2010 with MotionBuilder 2010 and Autodesk Mudbox 2010 thrown into the one product bundle. The Real-Time Animation Suite 2010 will also see you make a saving with either Maya 2010 or 3ds Max 2010 bundled with MotionBuilder 2010.
The SoftImage upgrade ends on the 15/11/09, and the Maya and 3ds Max Suite upgrades on 1/12/09. How much you save depends on the version you have. Contact us for more information and we’ll be happy to provide you with pricing.