Maya 2106 Ext 2 comes with a new motion graphics toolkit, that used to be Mainframe’s MASH. Now Maya MASH offers an easy way to create motion graphics elements, animations, and powerful instancing workflows for artists.
Maya MASH allows you to build some iteratively complex things easily. As an example of this, Ian Waters shows how they created the cube transition effect that is seen in the Maya intro video. The key to creating something like this, is to create MASH networks from other MASH networks. Nesting networks like this is a really powerful feature in MASH, letting you instantly increase the order of complexity.