What is Maya?
Maya is professional 3D software for creating realistic characters and blockbuster-worthy effects.
- Bring believable characters to life with engaging animation tools.
- Shape 3D objects and scenes with intuitive modeling tools.
- Create realistic effects—from explosions to cloth simulation.
Maya’s powerful tools help you iterate faster so you can focus on creativity and meet deadlines.
Deliver stunning visuals
Add fine details to characters and scenes, and deliver quality work that keeps clients coming back.
Scale for complexity
Top artists in the industry rely on Maya to create the most complex shots, characters, and worlds.
Breathe life into 3D models with powerful animation tools
Whether you’re animating lifelike digi doubles or lovable cartoon characters, Maya has the animation toolset to bring your 3D assets to life.
Create detailed simulations with Bifrost for Maya
From blazing explosions to complex snowstorms, Bifrost makes it possible to create physically accurate simulations in a single visual programming environment.
Harnessing the power of rigging in Maya
Rodeo FX’s lead rigger, Mathias Røyrvik, puts Maya’s latest rigging tools to the test on his Peaky Rhino character.
Creating a 3D animated sequence remotely
See how the tools in the Media & Entertainment Collection are being used for animated short, Mkali’s Mission.
Spreading awareness on climate change
The team behind award-winning short film Migrants used Maya to tell a beautiful story about climate change.