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Make it with Maya computer animation software

Maya® 3D animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering software provides an integrated, powerful toolset. Use it for animation, environments, motion graphics, virtual reality, and character creation.

Maya features

  • Animation workflow

    Animating in Maya is easier and faster with new features such as Time Editor. (video: 2:31 min.)

  • Arnold integrated with Maya

    Use Arnold RenderView to view scene changes in real time, including lighting, materials, and camera. (video: 1:37 min.)

  • Motion Graphics toolset

    Quickly create complex procedural effects and animations with instanced objects. (video: 3:51 min.)

  • Interactive grooming workflow (XGen)

    Intuitive brush-based grooming tools give you greater control and accuracy for styling and posing hair and fur. (video: 1:33 min.)

What's new

  • UV editor workflow, look, and feel

    The UV Editor interface has been overhauled, and includes a new UV Toolkit with better tools and functionality.

  • Clump modifier for interactive grooming

    Generate realistic clumping effects in hair and fur for more natural-looking hair.

  • After Effects live link

    Create a live link between Maya and Adobe® After Effects® to make real-time changes and view scenes simultaneously.

  • Additional MASH nodes

    The MASH toolset gives you new nodes (curve, signal, world, placer, and more), as well as updates to existing nodes.

See what customers are doing

The VFX behind Blade Runner 2049

FRAMESTORE

My journey to "Blade Runner 2049"

Learn how VFX Supervisor Richard Hoover and the team at Framestore Montreal pulled off some of the most visually compelling VFX shots filmgoers have yet to see.

©2017 Alcon Entertainment, Llc., Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved. Image courtesy of Framestore

Visual effects in Game of Thrones by Mackevision

MACKEVISION

Wakes, crowds, and destruction in Game of Thrones

Since Mackevision began work on Game of Thrones, they’ve witnessed the series explode to epic proportions regarding both production and popularity.

©2017 Home Box OfficeTM, inc. All rights reserved. Image courtesy of Mackevision

The VFX behind Kong: Skull Island

ILM

Larger than life: Kong Skull Island

How did ILM make the incredible Kong, a half-man, half-gorrilla credible on-screen, in real environments with live actors?

Kong Skull Island. Image courtesy of Industrial Light & Magic. © 2016 Warner Bros. Ent. All rights reserved

See how Maya works with other Autodesk software

  • All your creative tools from first draft to final frames

  • Render beautiful clips for animation and visual effects production

  • Sculpt and paint detail on assets in Mudbox and import into Maya

  • 3ds Max + Maya + Arnold (US site) + Mudbox (US site) + ReCap Pro (US site) + SketchBook Enterprise (US site) + more (video: 02:05 min.)

  • Maya + Arnold (US site) (video: 05:26 min.)

  • Maya + Mudbox (US site) (video: 04:19 min.)