Autodesk Maya. Source: Autodesk
Autodesk Maya. Source: Autodesk

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.

Complete List of Maya® Features

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