End of August Autodesk has presented 3ds Max 2018.2 release with procedural spline modeling and animation tools, batch processing for some background tasks, and some other improvements.
Autodesk has released Maya 2018 with major workflow improvements and new features.
I started working with CG in the 1980's when the TV station I worked at upgraded to a digital Grass Valley video switcher and Chryon Chroma-key system, we used POV-RAY and Caligari True Space.
Autodesk Research announce a release of Meshmixer 3.2 - a free software for Windows and Mac OS for working with triangle meshes.
Autodesk has released 3dsMax 2018 from the mid-april with modeling, animation, rendering and workflow updates
With the release of 3ds Max 2018® software scheduled on April 12, 2017, Autodesk will no longer include NVIDIA’s Mental Ray as part of 3ds Max. Instead the company offers access to the Arnold renderer developed by Solid Angle that was purchased by Autodesk in 2016.