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3D software designed for video game developers

View Maya LT™ demo videos. Maya LT is designed to make the 3D creative process faster for experienced indie game developers and easier to learn for new users. A diverse set of tools helps artists create 3D content and export it to their game engine faster.

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  • New

    Modeling improvements

    Get a new retopology toolset and better Booleans. (video: 1:46 min.)

  • New

    OpenSubdiv library

    Model faster with subdivision surfaces. (video: 1:26 min.)

  • Indie-friendly game modeling tools

    Create and edit characters, props, and environments. (video: 2.12 min.)

  • Optimize game model efficiency

    Create efficient 3D models for better performance.


  • New

    Utility Nodes (Extension 1)*

    Better control character rigs and animations.

  • New

    Set Driven Key (Extension 1)*

    Link the movement of objects in the same scene.

  • New

    Improved character animation

    Better rig and animate characters for games. (video: 1:32 min.)

  • Animation tools for indie game makers

    Bring your game characters to life faster. (video: 2.29 min.)

  • Character skeletons

    Built-in skeleton generation tools based on HumanIK.

  • New skin binding technology

    Ensure better binding of 3D model mesh to skeleton. (video: 1.17 min.)

Lighting, materials, and texture baking

  • New

    Color Management (Extension 2) **

    Color and light assets more accurately.

  • New

    Model material tools

    Create and edit with intuitive tools. (video: 3:10 min.)

  • New

    UV editing tool

    Intuitive visual feedback helps simplify UV creation. (video: 1.22 min.)

  • New

    Substance material integration

    Work with Substance materials directly from Maya LT. (video: 1.15 min.)

  • Lighting and texture baking

    Simulate realistic game lighting.

Indie game workflows

  • New

    Send to Unreal 4 (Extension 2)**

    Send game assets without polygonal restrictions. (video: 1:09 min.)

  • New

    Send to Mudbox (Extension 2)**

    Sculpt and paint a model via Mudbox export. (video: 1:12 min.)

  • New

    Game Exporter tool (Extension 1 and 2) * **

    Improved export for static and animated game objects. (video: 1:26 min.)

  • New

    Send to Unity FBX Export

    Export assets directly to a Unity project folder. (video: 1:12 min.)


  • New

    MEL scripting

    Simplify and customize your workflow. (video: 1:11 min.)


  • New

    Cloud integration

    Share assets with Dropbox, A360, and 123D apps. (video: 1.15 min.)


  • New

    Walk tool

    Move perspective camera with the mouse and WASD keys. (video: 1.35 min.)

  • Built for indie game development workflows

    Create 3D assets faster. (video: 1:12 min.)

  • More accurate viewport previews

    Work with DirectX 11 graphics. (video: 1:56 min.)



*This feature is exclusively available to current Maintenance Subscription or Desktop Subscription customers as part of Extension 1 for Maya LT 2015 software release.

**This feature is exclusively available to current Maintenance Subscription or Desktop Subscription customers as part of Extension 2 for Maya LT 2015 software release.