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  1. Builds a quad ending to two parallel loops based on the vertex or edge selection

    Builds a quad ending to two parallel loops based on the vertex or edge selection

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  2. Builds a quad corner based on the vertex or edge selection to make an edge-loop turn

    Builds a quad corner based on the vertex or edge selection to make an edge-loop turn

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  3. Change the cursor mouse in mode drag selection tool to base cursor.

    Change the cursor mouse in mode drag selection tool in base maya cursor, that there were no differences between the modes dragSel & PickSel.

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  5. Better Lightning Effect

    The lightning effect hasn't change since the Alias days, would be nice if Autodesk could create a more realistic lightning effect with main lightning strands and secondary lightning strands,the ability to control thickness(for main and secondary),lenght(main and sec),curv resolution and also a more lightning look rather than a uniform deformation. Here is a good example but would be nice to go even further.
    https://vimeo.com/30047441

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  6. Soft Select Upgrades(center the falloff depending where the manipulator is)

    One major upgrade for Soft Select would be to affect only selected components and to center the falloff depending where the manipulator is. Look at Modo's Fall Off tool set, it's extremely powerful and can be applied by upgrading Maya's current Soft select tools.

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  7. Previewable 4:3 ratio while in 16:9 camera view

    It'd be nice to have the option to preview both 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios while in looking through a camera view. Currently Maya cameras only support one of these.

    Something like pro cameramen have: http://i.imgur.com/IV3qUaf.jpg

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  8. Support Arnold to Maya mainly

    Honestly renderer Mental Ray is very failed .... Please support Arnold to Maya mainly

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  9. link material and outliner visibility to layer visibility

    another killer workflow feature from cinema 4d. when you turn off a layer the materials and objects are hidden in the material editor and object manager allowing you gain focus. its so simple yet genius sanity saver

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  12. Improve and coordinate the attribute, like this model

    Hello Sir,
    greetings
    excuse me sir but
    I think the look of the attribute editor in autodesk maya is not that good, I think the tabs should be a little bit smaller and it should be more arrangable..

    and here is a suggestion
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    http://im71.gulfup.com/pTPeK3.jpg
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    http://im71.gulfup.com/AP6c3p.jpg
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    http://im53.gulfup.com/bSj5eG.jpg

    Thank you

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