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Make it with Maya computer animation software

Maya® 3D animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering software provides an integrated, powerful toolset. Use it for animation, environments, motion graphics, virtual reality, and character creation.

Maya features

  • Arnold integrated with Maya

    Use Arnold RenderView to view scene changes in real time, including lighting, materials, and camera. (video: 1:37 min.)

  • Motion Graphics toolset

    Quickly create complex procedural effects and animations with instanced objects. (video: 1:31 min.)

  • Time Editor

    Make high-level animation edits with a nondestructive, clip-based, nonlinear editor.

  • Interactive hair grooming (XGen)

    Intuitive brush-based grooming tools give you greater control and accuracy for styling and posing hair and fur.

What's new

  • Enhanced | Animation performance

    Speed enhancements make your scenes even faster.

  • Bifrost Ocean Simulation System

    Create realistic ocean surfaces with waves, ripples, and wakes.

  • Render setup

    Quickly render and manage complex scenes. Generate templates for the setup of a shot for easy reuse.

  • Shape authoring workflow

    Fine-tune your characters and animation more quickly and easily.

See what Maya users are saying

Mainframe studio uses Maya

Mainframe’s mighty evolution

This London-based studio has expanded its motion graphics and animation services to include production, direction, post, and VFX. Subscribing to Maya software lets Mainframe easily expand and contract its number of seats based on project need.

Fido uses Maya on Kung Fury

Kung Fury and Fido

Swedish VFX house Fido worked with director David Sandberg to transform his crowdfunded project into an award-nominated short film. Keys to Fido's success? Creativity, passion, and the ability to quickly scale with a subscription to Maya software.

CounterPunch Studios expands with Maya

CounterPunch grows big, dreams bigger

CounterPunch Studios is a rapidly growing Los Angeles-based production facility. With a subscription to Maya software, the studio can afford to quickly hire more contract animators and take on more projects.