Building on its foundation at the core of many modern production pipelines, Maya offers next-generation display technology, accelerated modeling workflows, robust new systems for handling complex data, and inspiring new creative toolsets to help content creators stay ahead of their competition.
Create expansive worlds, complex characters, animations, and dazzling effects with Maya. From fantastic creatures to sweeping landscapes and explosive battle sequences, the Academy Award-winning Maya toolset is a top choice for creating believable characters and the worlds around them.
Bring believable characters to life with engaging animation tools.
Shape 3D objects and scenes with intuitive modeling tools in Maya® software.
Create realistic effects—from explosions to cloth simulation.
Dynamics and effects
Bifrost visual programming environment Create physically accurate and incredibly detailed simulations in a single visual programming environment.
Ready-to-use graphs Create great-looking effects, such as snow and dust storms, right out of the box with prebuilt graphs.
Interactive hair grooming Use powerful interactive groom tools to create realistic hair and fur for your characters.
Bifrost Fluids Simulate and render photorealistic liquid effects.
Bifrost Ocean Simulation System Create realistic ocean surfaces with waves, ripples, and wakes.
Physics and effects Create highly realistic rigid, soft-body, cloth, and particle simulations.
Universal Scene Description (USD) workflows
Lighting speed Load and edit massive data sets in a matter of seconds using USD in Maya.
Seamless import/export Import USD data as native Maya data and export native Maya data as USD data.
Lightweight previews See quick previews of USD scene structure using the new Hierarchy View Window.
In-memory USD stage support Work directly with USD data in common Maya editors such as the Outliner and Attribute Editor.
USD in the viewport See USD natively alongside Maya data in the viewport.
Open source and fully customizable The Maya USD plug-in is available as an open-source project for studios to customize as needed.
Fast playback Review animations faster and produce fewer playblasts with cached playback in Viewport 2.0.
Time Editor Make high-level animation edits with a nondestructive, clip-based, nonlinear editor.
Graph Editor Create, view, and modify animation curves using a graphical representation of scene animation.
Ghosting Editor Precisely visualize movement and the position of animated objects over time.
Deformation effects Enhance character and object animation with powerful deformation effects.
Native Motion Library plug-in Access high-quality motion capture data right in Maya.
Character setup Create sophisticated skeletons, IK handles, and deformers for characters that deliver lifelike performances.
Skinning Seamlessly bind any modeled surface to a skeleton using skinning.
Retargeting Easily transfer animation between skeletons that have the same or different skeletal structures.
Polygon modeling Create 3D models using geometry based on vertices, edges, and faces.
NURBS modeling Construct 3D models from geometric primitives and drawn curves.
UV editing and toolkit View and edit the UV texture coordinates for polygon, NURBS, and subdivision surfaces in a 2D view.
Sculpting toolset Sculpt and shape models more artistically and intuitively.
OpenSubdiv support Accelerate performance with interactive workflows.
3D rendering and shading
Integrated Arnold renderer Use Arnold Render View to view scene changes in real time, including lighting, materials, and cameras.
GPU and CPU rendering Use Arnold for production rendering on both the CPU and GPU.
Standard Surface Shader Model materials such as car paint, frosted glass, and plastic, and preview renders in the viewport.
Look development with Hypershade Build shading networks by creating and connecting rendering nodes, such as textures, materials, and lights.
Color management See accurate previews of final colors in the viewport and Render View.
MASH procedural effects Use MASH to create versatile motion design animations with procedural node networks.
3D Type Create branding, flying logos, title sequences, and other projects that require text.
Adobe Live link View a scene in both Maya and Adobe After Effects at the same time.
Python 3 Create Maya scripts and write plug-ins using Python 3.
Customization Customize how Maya looks and works to suit your pipeline.
Scene Assembly tools Create large, complex worlds more easily and manage production assets as discrete elements.
Provides artists, modelers, and animators with powerful 3D modeling, rendering, simulation, texturing, and animation tools. Get a familiar UI and workflow.
Model and animate characters and environments with cost-effective software built for indie game makers.
Reality-bending visual effects
Photorealistic and natural characters
Procedural motion graphics
3D modeling and UV
3D animation and rigging
Simplified MEL scripting
WHAT IT DOES:
Add and customize tools with simple scripting to fit the workflow of any artist
Adaptable and sturdy enough to support complex pipelines for big projects
Supports standard workflows and data formats in film and games
Create 3D characters and environments with traditional modeling tools
Add extra detail to 3D models with built-in sculpting tools
Rig and animate fluid character movement and facial animation
Tools for complex simulations like hair, fur, fluids, cloth, and particle simulation
Help simplify control of complex scenes with robust data and scene management tools
WHAT IT DOES:
Create 3D characters, props, and environments for games
Work with small game development teams
Use the game exporter to get 3D content into your engine of choice
Export directly to Unity and Unreal with custom export tools
Maya Trial Software Download
Download and test Maya before you make your purchasing decision.
Recommended System Specification
Manufacturer's system requirements are generally the bare minimum that you need to run the software and insufficient for effective and productive operation of the product.
Our suggested "real world" mid-range desktop system key specifications to properly runMayaare as follows:
CPU: Intel Core i7
Graphics Card: NVIDIA QUADRO RTX4000
Hard Drive: 1TB NVMe
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
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