Comprehensive 3D animation software
Maya® 3D animation, modeling, simulation, rendering, and compositing software offers a comprehensive creative feature set on a highly extensible production platform. Maya provides high-end character and effects toolsets along with increased productivity for modeling, texturing, and shader creation tasks.
Toolsets for character creation and digital animation
View Maya® demo videos showing features that enable you to tackle challenging character creation and digital animation productions. Get powerful integrated 3D animation, modeling, simulation, effects, and rendering tools on a robust and extensible CG pipeline core.
Dynamic simulation and effects features
View Maya® dynamic simulation demo videos. Create impressive dynamic effects and bring your scenes to life with tools to simulate and render hair, fur, feathers, cloth, liquids, fluids, particles, and rigid and soft bodies.
3D animation tools
View demo videos of specialized tools for character creation, 3D editorial, and keyframing in Maya® 3D animation software. Bring your imagination to life with the Maya 3D animation toolset—used to create some of the most believable 3D characters in entertainment.
General animation tools
Keyframe, procedural, and scripted animation tools.
Skin, rig, and pose believable characters.
Reuse existing characters to save time.
Speed previsualization and virtual moviemaking.
3D character modeling and environment modeling
View videos and demos of Maya® 3D modeling features. Build and texture both organic and hard-surface models with an extensive polygon toolset, as well as powerful, production-proven NURBS and subdivision surface tools.
Polygon modeling NEW
Model faster and more reliably.
OpenSubdiv support NEW
Accelerate performance with interactive workflows.
UV toolset NEW
Create better UVs in less time.
Polygon and subdivision mesh modeling
Create and edit meshes using an intuitive toolset.
Create mathematically smooth surfaces.
UVs, normals, and color-per-vertex
Streamline UV creation and editing.
Scripting and API tools for pipeline integration
View pipeline integration demo videos for Maya® software. Maya is a highly customizable and extensible application that offers several avenues for pipeline integration. It provides extensive scripting and API (application programming interface) tools, streamlined workflows with certain 2D and 3D applications, and tools for handling large data sets.
2D and 3D integration
Take advantage of streamlined workflows.
Data and scene management tools
Manage large data sets and complex scenes.
Scene Assembly tools for smarter data
Create large, complex worlds more easily.
Advanced file path handling
Quickly diagnose and fix broken file paths.
Tools for 3D rendering and imaging
View videos of Maya® 3D rendering and imaging features. Turn your ideas into images—whether your target platform is the big screen or small, or you are creating highly realistic imagery or stylized cartoons.
Color management (Extension 1)* NEW
Preserve creative intent with color-safe workflows.
Easily create 3D shading effects.
Ptex support in mental ray NEW
Render Ptex UV-less textures in mental ray.
Choose from a wide range of integrated renderers.
Painting in Maya
Use intuitive brush-based tools.
Create cartoon animations from 3D scenes.
Next-gen viewport display and shading (enhanced)
Work in a higher-fidelity interactive environment.
Rendering, shading, and camera features
Produce high-quality images with a range of tools.
Get a high-performance, HDR-capable compositor.
Professional camera tracking*
Insert CG elements into a live-action scene.