Autodesk Maya 3D animation software delivers an end-to-end creative workflow with comprehensive tools for animation, modelling, simulation, visual effects, rendering, matchmoving and compositing on a highly extensible production platform.
1. 3D Modelling
Polygon and Sub-division Mesh Modelling: Autodesk Maya provides a production-proven and intuitive toolset for creating and editing polygon meshes.
Surface Modelling: Maya offers two methods for creating mathematically smooth surfaces that can be shaped using relatively few control vertices: NURBS and hierarchical Subdivision Surfaces.
UVs, Normals and Colours-Per-Vertex:Maya offers management on beyond the position of vertices that define their shape, meshes can carry essential data for software, interactive, or in-game 3D rendering.
General Animation:Maya delivers a broad range of specialised tools for keyframe, procedural, and scripted animation.
Character Creation:Maya 3D computer animation software included create, skin, rig, and pose believable characters with realistic deformations in less time.
3. Dynamics and Effects
Maya nParticles: Enjoy an intuitive, efficient workflow for simulating a wide range of complex 3D visual effects, including liquids, clouds, smoke, spray, and dust with Maya nParticles.
Maya nCloth: Maya helps to create realistic clothing and other deformable materials using the integrated Maya nCloth toolset.
4. 3D Rendering and Imaging
Integrated Renderers: Maya provides integrated mental ray® for Maya, with advanced photorealistic features: global illumination, final gathering, caustics, ambient occlusion, blurry reflections and refractions, motion-blurred particles, and image-based lighting.