Autodesk has just launched the 8.5 version of their modeling, animation and rendering software, Maya. The new version is available for Mac, Linux and Windows (32 and 64 bit) in Complete or Unlimited versions.
Notable is the new Maya nCloth, who gives the ability to create cloth-on-cloth simulations or create deformable plastic and metal simulations, or inflatable objects.
Coders will be glad to know that Maya allows now the use of Python (a popular scripting language), which can be used for plugin development.
Read more information on the Autodesk site.