Create heroes without heroics

With Autodesk’s Design and Make Platform, animation studios can grow their business, conquer workflow challenges and excel creatively.

Image courtesy of Alexandre Mougenot

Take your animations to the next level

Heroes' adventures need unexpected feats, but completing your projects shouldn't.

Grow your business

Bring your studio to new heights by staying ahead of industry trends and innovative technologies.

Conquer workflow challenges

Future proof your studio with customizable workflows, that allow you to iterate and review animations faster.

Maximize your creativity

Empower artists to raise the bar of creativity to deliver the highest quality production values that keep clients returning.

Fuel your animation journey with Autodesk software

The right tools let your hero’s excellence shine through. Your toolsets should do the same.

Young cartoon boy playing cowboy



  • Access award-winning 3D animation and modeling toolsets
  • Render captivating animations with Arnold integrated in Maya



Image courtesy of Peter Sandeman

Young animated dragon standing on rock


Maya Creative

  • Access Maya's core toolsets with restricted features at a lower price
  • Reduce costs by only paying for Maya Creative on days it is open


$300 for 100 tokens

Image courtesy of Gabriel Richaud

ShotGrid software on a computer screen


Flow Production Tracking (formerly ShotGrid)

  • Manage and review every step of your production in the cloud
  • Optimize resources with project planning and scheduling capabilities



Compare related products



Maya Creative

Maya Creative

Animation and rigging


3D modeling




Dynamics and effects


Pipeline integration


Autodesk product teams discuss the importance of embracing open standards across our 3D tools. (1:02 min.)

Craft heroes effortlessly with Autodesk by your side

Your animated heroes accomplish incredible feats. With Autodesk, so can you. When you have the right tools, you can focus on your creativity and your business.

  • We're committed to empowering your studio with continuous product updates and reliable customer support so you can work on getting things done
  • We're breaking down barriers in animation with open standards like USD and third-party integrations to connect artists across teams

How our customers create heroes with Autodesk

Viking character listening to music on headphones and dancing

Image courtesy of Gal Yosef

Are you an aspiring or independent animator?

Whether you're recent graduate, freelancer or hobbyists, or on the cusp of your career you can plug into the power of Maya, at a price you can afford with Maya Indie.

Fuel your passion to learn with Maya Indie.

Animation Resources

Young tomboy standing in power pose with determined grin


Animation Resource Guide

Check out a list of animation organizations, education options, events and networking and more – to help you get ahead in your animation career.


Image courtesy of Peter Sandeman

Man looking into distance with blurred background


Unlock performance gains with Maya

Explore animation and rigging improvements like graph editor curve sculpting tools, redesigned time slider, multiple skin cluster support, and other recent additions.




Increase your capacity with Flow Production Tracking (formerly ShotGrid)

Discover how Flow Production Tracking revolutionized WeFX's creative process. They accelerated project deployment, optimized resources, and meet growing client demand.


Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Who is eligible for Maya Indie?

You are eligible to subscribe to Maya Indie if you meet the following requirements:

  • Users’/Organizations’ annual gross revenue from creative work must be less than max threshold for your country
  • You may not use the license on any project valued over $100,000 USD
  • Only one (1) license can be used per user or organization
  • Autodesk Maya Indie is only eligible in the following countries
  • Click here for additional eligibility requirements details

What technical support options does Autodesk offer?

Autodesk has a few technical support options available for all customers including:

  • 8x5 live support: where you can contact an Autodesk specialist for help during your local business hours with Autodesk Assistant
  • Web case support: Submit a case and get help from an Autodesk specialist within one business day
  • Online self-help: Troubleshoot issues with peers and experts in our community forums and the answers to your questions on the Autodesk Knowledge Network (AKN)

What is the difference between Maya and Maya Creative?

Autodesk Maya® software provides tools for a wide range of tasks such as motion graphics, dynamics, simulation, and FX, while Autodesk Maya Creative offers professional 3D tools including animation, rigging, modeling, and rendering. Compare Maya and Maya Creative.

What is Flow Production Tracking (formerly ShotGrid) used for?

Flow Production Tracking is a production management and review toolset for VFX, animation, and games teams. Flow Production Tracking is equipped to handle creative production tracking needs, allowing teams–from large to smaller studios–to focus on the things that matter.

See more FAQ

Still have questions?

Let's embark on a journey of creating heroes without heroics together.

Our team of experts can help you find the best software solution for your animation studio.


If you would prefer to speak to someone over the phone,

please don't hesitate to give us a call at 1-833-570-5778.

Image courtesy of Niall Walsh