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3D animation programmes and tools

Maya® 3D animation software offers a broad range of specialised tools for character creation, 3D editorial, and keyframe, procedural and scripted animation.

Note: Extension 1 and 2 features are available only to current Maya subscribers as part of the extension releases for Maya 2016 software.

3D animation

  • New

    Animation performance (enhanced)


    Speed enhancements make your scenes even faster. 

  • New

    Parallel rig evaluation

    New system speeds rig playback and manipulation. (video: 4.12 min.)

  • New

    Delta Mush deformer

    Deformation results are closer to original geometry. (video: 3.22 min.)

  • General animation tools

    Keyframe, procedural and scripted animation tools. (video: 1.34 min.)

  • Natural-looking character creation

    Skin, rig and pose believable characters.

  • Reusable animation

    Re-use existing characters to save time.

  • Camera Sequencer

    Speed previsualisation and virtual filmmaking. (video: 7.36 min.)

  • Geodesic Voxel Binding

    Get high-quality skinning results in less time. (video: 1.05 min.)