Maya Alembic and GPU Cache Technology Preview

Posted by Cory Mogk, 25 March 2012 8:00 pm

This video is a technology preview. Autodesk wishes to caution you that this preview reflects technology research, and that actual events or results could differ materially from the preview. Also, this preview is not intended to be a promise or guarantee of future delivery of products, services or features but merely reflects technology research, which may change. Purchasing decisions should not be made based upon reliance on this preview. Autodesk does not assume any obligation to update any statements we make to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date of this technology preview.



Posted 26 March 2012 9:42 am

Maya 2013 comes out tomorrow, I hope that Autodesk has not shown the best (iRay / XGen).

Good video by the way, how many polygons?

Cory Mogk

Posted 26 March 2012 12:07 pm



Posted 27 March 2012 2:58 am

21 billion faces and stay fluid!? Can be rendered with no saturation?

@n8skow : autodesk softwares 2013 will be shown in 6 hours in live here :


Posted 27 March 2012 11:51 am

Autodesk Maya 2013 is out, nothing interesting, and no reason to pay +1000 dollars this small update (I prefer to buy a super computer at this price). Bullet is a free plugin already integrated on Blender, but for maya we must paid the integration.

The awaited features are not avalaible in the new version and the features of Maya 2012 are still demo plugins (DMM : 2500 tetra, Craft Animation : only basic simulation who can be done with Blender Game Engine easly), PTex not supported yet... .
I can't write an article on Maya 2013, their is not enough features, i can only do one little paragraph.

Well, I think to turn and focus on the development of blender and ZBrush now, as many do. There are growing so fast and are made for users not for business.


Posted 10 July 2012 8:33 am

I would like to know if Alembic caches are mainly used for animation since we are prompted to state the time frame when exporting?

Can someone please explain what's the difference between Alembic cache and file referencing? Thanks.

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