Academy Award®-winning Autodesk® Maya® software is a powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, and rendering solution that enables leaders in film and television, games development, design visualization, and education to stay ahead of the game.
With Autodesk Maya 8, Autodesk demonstrates its commitment to meeting the demands of next-generation productions by addressing the fundamental challenges customers face today.
– The 64-bit version of Maya 8 (for Microsoft® Windows® and Linux® operating systems) enables you to address considerably more memory than ever before. Scalable multithreading in key areas of the software—including skinning, draw tessellation, and subdivided polygon proxy meshes—combined with workflow enhancements let you take full advantage of the latest technology and remove performance bottlenecks.
– Customize menu sets to improve workflow and suit your individual needs. Create primitives interactively. Work more intuitively with UVs. Enhancements to existing tools, in addition to new features such as Polygon Bridge and Transfer Polygon Attributes, make formerly time-consuming modeling and texturing tasks easier and more streamlined.
– Autodesk solutions offer the possibility of unmatched interoperability and collaboration throughout your production pipeline and are designed to accelerate your digital media creation workflow. Exchange complex data with Autodesk® 3ds Max® software with enhancements to FBX® technology and the addition of interchangeable geometry caching. Work seamlessly with post-production artists using Autodesk® Toxik™ collaborative software, and avoid the need to re-render shots. Review your scene as it will appear in the target renderer—such as a games engine—directly in Maya.
Autodesk Maya Complete
Autodesk® Maya® Complete comprehensive 3D software solution is designed especially for producing professional-quality graphics on desktop PCs or graphics workstations. It integrates all of the best tools for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering within a single, production-proven workflow. Maya Complete—the choice of award-winning digital artists and animators—has an intuitive design that makes it a favorite amongst film, broadcast, game development, multimedia (print and web), and design visualization artists of all experience levels.
Autodesk Maya Unlimited
The ultimate version of Maya–Autodesk® Maya® Unlimited software–is the choice of digital artists who are looking to make their 3D projects stand out. Maya Unlimited includes all the functionality found in Maya Complete and provides professional artists and animators with additional industry-leading innovations such as Maya Fluid Effects, Maya Cloth, Maya Hair, Maya Fur, and Maya Live, for the creation of superior digital content.
Autodesk Maya Personal Learning Edition (PLE)
The Autodesk® Maya® PLE is a special version of the Maya software that provides free access to Maya for non-commercial use. This allows 3D graphics and animation students, industry professionals, and those interested in breaking into the world of computer graphics (CG) an opportunity to explore all aspects of the award-winning Maya Complete