Autodesk® Maya® also referred to as Maya®, is a 3D graphics program. The program allows users to work with 3D animation, 3D modeling, and 3D rendering and imaging. Maya® was developed by Alias Systems Corporation, now owned by Autodesk®.
Autodesk® Maya® System Requirements
Maya® runs on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Maya® requires 64-bit Intel or an AMD multi-core processor, 4 GB of RAM (8 GB is recommended), 2 GB of free disk space for installation, Microsoft® Internet Explorer®, Apple® Safari®, or Mozilla® Firefox® web browser, and a 3-button mouse.
Autodesk® Maya® Features:
Maya® has several features such as animation tools, character creation, joint centering and symmetry, polygon and subdivision mesh modeling, surface modeling, and more.
Animation Tools: Keyframe, procedural and scripted animation tools
Character Creation: Skin, rig, and pose your characters
Joint Centering and Symmetry: Automatically center joints of your character
Polygon and Subdivision Mesh Modeling: Create and edit meshes
Surface Modeling: Create smooth surfaces
Painting in Maya: Paintbrush-based tools
Toon Shader: Create cartoon animations from 3D scenes
Maya nHair: Create hair for your characters
Maya nCloth: Create deformable materials
Maya Fur: Create fur, short hair, wool, and grass