Autodesk have released the first service pack for their 2014 releases, the helpfully titled Service Pack 1 (or SP1 for short). Maya, Mudbox and Softimage have all bagged themselves practical updates that should iron out some of those version 1.0 kinks.
As to be expected of the first update of the cycle, most of what Service Pack 1 has to offer are stability and quality fixes. Mudbox’s standout improvements include better re-meshing stability and multitouch interaction, plus a host of improvements to the retopologize tool that you can get the lowdown on in the full release notes.
Maya has bagged itself an upgrade to the latest version of Alembic (1.1.5, in case you’re counting) and an update to its mental ray renderer. It has also had a number of corrections made to its Skin Weights tools, removing issues in which people weren’t seeing the correct results when they mirrored or painted skins. There have also been a number of tweaks to the rendering pipeline to avoid crashes and ensure you end up with the correct colour sets and pixel aspect ratios. Take a look at the release notes for the full details.
Softimage 2014’s issues with cache clips, tendency to drop ICE textures during import and inconsistent parameter behaviour are all fixed, as are audio sync issues during scrubbing and several glitches in the camera sequencer. You can read the full release notes to double check that whatever issue’s been bothering you is fixed, but the list looks fairly comprehensive to us.