Autodesk Maya

Powerful 3D modeling, animation and rendering solution

Autodesk Maya is a highly professional solution for 3D modeling, animation and rendering in one complete and very powerful package. View full description

PROS

  • Industry standard 3D animation package
  • Many objects and animations
  • Open Python scripting language
  • Lots of video tutorials
  • 64 bit support

CONS

  • Very lengthy installation
  • Slow startup
  • Hard for beginners

Excellent
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Autodesk Maya is a highly professional solution for 3D modeling, animation and rendering in one complete and very powerful package.

It has won several awards for professionalism and power and is one of the leading industry 3D animation packages. One of the reasons for this is that Autodesk Maya offers a huge amount of objects and effects to work on your projects and because Autodesk Maya is based on an open architecture, all your work can be scripted or programmed using a well-documented and comprehensive API (Application Programming Interface) or one of two embedded scripting languages, the Maya Embedded Language (MEL) or Python.

This combination of of openness combined with industry standard 3D visual effects, computer graphics, and character animation tools is more than enough for professional film, television, game development, and design projects.

Although beginners will be completely lost at the beginning, the Autodesk Maya interface is surprisingly well organized for such a huge application and different elements such as dynamics, animation or polygons are directly accessible via tabs. Within these are advanced editing features in fields like rendering, animation and relationships. Finally, the Timeline is at the bottom of the interface and allows you to animate and control the evolution of your modeling project.

If you are new to Autodesk Maya however, there are lots of video tutorials and tips on startups about how to use it. These will teach you a number of things like rotating, keyframe animation, component selection and preview rendering. The Help menu is also full of further tutorials and offers links to extra learning resources.

Autodesk Maya is a solid 3D modeling application that still keeps setting the industry standards.

Create 3D animations and visual effects for film, video games, and television

Create 3D animations and visual effects for film, video games, and television on a highly extensible production platform designed to help accelerate pipelines while offering advanced creative capabilities.

Comprehensive 3D animation software: Maya® 3D animation, modeling, simulation, rendering, and compositing software offers a comprehensive creative feature set on a highly extensible production platform. Maya provides high-end character and effects toolsets along with increased productivity for modeling, texturing, and shader creation tasks.

— User reviews — about Autodesk Maya

  • yaseen2308

    by yaseen2308

    "shif"

    there is too many things to do before getting what we want. it is bloody hell here, before downloading any sofrwares. More.

    reviewed on June 8, 2011

  • Escencia00

    by Escencia00

    "problemme two... "

    when I want open the program appears a windows saying: // Error: file: C:/Archivos de programa/Autodesk/Maya2009/scr... More.

    reviewed on November 7, 2010

  • friend-4_ever@live.fr

    by friend-4_ever@live.fr

    "problemme"

    autodesk maya can't download whyyyyyyyyyyyyy? there are say can we have failed link ????????????????????????????????????... More.

    reviewed on July 24, 2010