Maya: Create expansive worlds, complex characters, and dazzling effects
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.
Key features of Maya
From fantastic creatures to sweeping landscapes and explosive battle sequences, the Academy Award–winning Maya® toolset is a top choice for creating believable characters and the worlds around them.
- Bifrost for Maya
Create physically accurate simulations in a single visual programming environment.
- USD in Maya
Load and edit large datasets quickly and work directly with data using native tools.
- Fast playback
Review animations faster and produce fewer playblasts with cached playback in Viewport 2.0.
- Unreal Live Link for Maya
Stream animation data from Maya to Unreal in real time with the Unreal Live Link for Maya plug-in.
- Time editor
Make high-level animation edits with a nondestructive, clip-based nonlinear editor.
- Graph editor
Create, view, and modify animation curves using a graphical representation of scene animation.
- Polygon modeling
Create 3D models using geometry based on vertices, edges, and faces.
- NURBS modeling
Construct 3D models from geometric primitives and drawn curves.
- Character setup
Create sophisticated skeletons, IK handles, and deformers for characters that deliver lifelike performances.
- Integrated Arnold renderer
Use Arnold Render View to view scene changes in real time, including lighting, materials, and cameras.