Read about the release:
Introducing Autodesk Maya 2019! | The Maya Blog | AREA by Autodesk
Here are the highlights:
· Fast animation – Cached Playback gives animators serious speed improvements in the playback of animation in the viewport. You’re going to have more fun animating and waste a lot less time waiting for Playblasts.
· A beautiful working environment – With Arnold updates in Viewport 2.0, artists get to work on content that looks beautiful and, if you’re rendering with Arnold, is much closer, visually, to the final render. Less guess work and preview renders!
· Faster Maya – Maya 2019 incorporates a lot of updates to performance from a huge variety of areas and based on lots of user feedback. We think almost every artist working in Maya is going to notice a big different in their day-to-day work.