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Tools for 3D rendering and imaging

Maya® 3D rendering and imaging software enables you to turn your ideas into images—whether your target platform is the big screen or small, or you are creating highly realistic imagery or stylized cartoons.

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    3D rendering & imaging

  • Color management (Extension 1)* New

    Preserve creative intent throughout lighting and rendering workflows with a sophisticated new color management system.

  • ShaderFX New

    Easily create advanced HLSL, GLSL, and CgFX viewport shaders with the ShaderFX real-time visual shader editor. 

  • Ptex support in mental ray New

    Render Ptex texture files in mental ray for Maya.

  • Integrated renderers

    Get a choice of integrated renderers in addition to the native Maya software renderer.

  • Painting in Maya

    Use intuitive brush-based tools.

  • Toon Shader

    Transform 3D scenes into compelling cartoon animations rendered with nonphotorealistic styles.

  • Next-gen viewport display and shading (enhanced)

    Work in a higher fidelity high-performance interactive environment to edit assets and images in less time.

  • Rendering, shading, and camera features

    Take advantage of 3D shading, rendering, and camera features.

  • Maya Composite

    Get the benefit of a fully featured, high-performance, high dynamic range (HDR)-capable compositor.

  • Professional camera tracking

    Extract accurate 3D camera and motion data from live-action sequences and insert CG elements into a scene using MatchMover software.

*This feature is exclusively available as part of the Maya 2015 Extension 1 release to customers on active Maintenance or Desktop Subscription.