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Make it with Maya computer animation software

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

Scenes courtesy of Hybride, RodeoFX and Framestore

Maya features

  • Animation workflow

    Animating in Maya is easier and faster with new features such as Time Editor.

  • 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 Maya users are saying

Mainframe studio uses Maya

Mainframe's mighty evolution

This London-based studio has expanded its motion graphics and animation services to include production, direction, post and VFX. Subscribing to Maya software lets Mainframe easily expand and contract its number of seats based on project need.

Fido uses Maya on Kung Fury

Kung Fury and Fido

Swedish VFX house Fido worked with director David Sandberg to transform his crowdfunded project into an award-nominated short film. Keys to Fido's success? Creativity, passion and the ability to quickly scale with a subscription to Maya software.

CounterPunch Studios expands with Maya

CounterPunch grows big, dreams bigger

CounterPunch Studios is a quickly growing Los Angeles-based production facility. With a subscription to Maya software, the studio can afford to quickly hire more contract animators and take on more projects. 

Use Maya with Arnold and Shotgun

Arnold

Solve rendering problems

Maya + Arnold

Maya 2018 software is integrated with Arnold renderer, which helps solve complex rendering problems and makes it simple to render high-quality images quickly and efficiently.

Shotgun

Accelerate the review process

Maya + Shotgun

Easily send shots for review, see the latest feedback and stay in the loop with the rest of your team—without ever leaving the Maya interface.