What is Maya?

Maya is professional 3D software for creating realistic characters and blockbuster-worthy effects.

  • Bring believable characters to life with engaging animation tools.

  • Shape 3D objects and scenes with intuitive modeling tools.

  • Create realistic effects—from explosions to cloth simulation.

Caracteristics and functions of Maya

Why use Maya?

Accelerate workflows

Maya’s powerful tools help you iterate faster so you can focus on creativity and meet deadlines.

Deliver stunning visuals

Add fine details to characters and scenes, and deliver quality work that keeps clients coming back.

Scale for complexity

Top artists in the industry rely on Maya to create the most complex shots, characters, and worlds.

Bifrost for Maya

Create physically accurate simulations in a single visual programming environment.

Unreal Live Link for Maya

Stream animation data from Maya to Unreal in real time with the Unreal Live Link for Maya plug-in.

Polygon modeling

Create 3D models using geometry based on vertices, edges, and faces.

Integrated Arnold renderer

Use Arnold Render View to view scene changes in real time, including lighting, materials, and cameras.

USD in Maya

Load and edit large datasets quickly and work directly with data using native tools.

Time editor

Make high-level animation edits with a nondestructive, clip-based nonlinear editor.

NURBS modeling

Construct 3D models from geometric primitives and drawn curves.

Fast playback

Review animations faster and produce fewer playblasts with cached playback in Viewport 2.0.

Graph editor

Create, view, and modify animation curves using a graphical representation of scene animation.

Character setup

Create sophisticated skeletons, IK handles, and deformers for characters that deliver lifelike performances.

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