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Maya 3 Year License (Instruction and Installation Support)


Maya 3D animation software offers a comprehensive creative feature set for 3D computer animation, modeling, simulation, rendering, and compositing on a highly extensible production platform. Maya has next-generation display technology, accelerated modeling workflows, and tools for handling complex data.

Top Features

Dynamics & effects

  • Bifrost procedural effects platform NEW: Create photorealistic, dynamic simulation and rendering of liquids.

  • XGen Arbitrary Primitive Generator NEW: Generate curves, spheres, and custom geometry on the surface of polygon meshes to create fur, feathers, foliage, and more.

  • Bullet Physics NEW: Create large-scale, highly realistic dynamic and kinematic simulations with the enhanced open-source Bullet plug-in delivered in conjunction with AMD.

  • Maya nHair: Create highly realistic hair and other curve-based dynamics.

  • Maya nParticles: Simulate a wide range of complex 3D dynamic effects.

  • Maya nCloth: Create realistic clothing and other deformable materials using an integrated toolset.

  • Maya Fluid Effects: Simulate and render highly realistic atmospheric, explosive, viscous liquid, and open water effects.

  • Rigid and soft-body dynamics: Create convincing simulations of multiple rigid and flexible objects.

  • Maya Fur: Create realistic fur, short hair, wool, and grass.

3D animation

  • Geodesic Voxel Binding NEW: Produce high-quality, production-ready bound characters in less time, with an innovative new skinning method.

  • General animation tools: Get specialized 3D animation tools for keyframe, procedural, and scripted animation.

  • Character creation: Create, skin, rig, and pose believable characters with realistic deformations in less time with Maya 3D animation software.

  • Reusable animation: Reuse, recycle, and adapt existing characters and animation to save time.

  • Camera Sequencer: Accelerate previsualization and virtual moviemaking production.

3D modeling

  • Streamlined retopology toolset NEW: More easily optimize meshes for cleaner deformations and better performance.

  • Polygon modeling NEW: Enjoy more reliable and faster polygon modeling with better Booleans, enhanced beveling, and deeper integration of the Modeling Toolkit.

  • OpenSubdiv support NEW: Get faster draw performance, displacement map visualization, and RenderMan matching for subdivision surfaces with support for OpenSubdiv libraries.

  • UV toolset NEW: Quickly create and edit complex UV meshes, and get faster results when working with tiled texture sequences.

  • Polygon and subdivision mesh modeling: Use a production-proven and intuitive 3D character modeling and environment modeling toolset for creating and editing polygon meshes.

  • Surface modeling: Get two methods for creating mathematically smooth surfaces using relatively few control vertices: NURBS and hierarchical subdivision surfaces.

  • UVs, normals, and color-per-vertex: Create and edit UVs, normals, and color-per-vertex data. Extra data is required for software, interactive, or in-game 3D rendering.

Pipeline integration

  • Scripting and API: Create Maya scripts and write plug-ins to increase efficiency, customize features, and differentiate your work.

  • 2D and 3D integration: Take advantage of streamlined workflows for 2D paint, vector, editorial, and certain compositing applications.

  • Data and scene management tools: Efficiently manage large data sets with specialized tools and workflows.

  • Scene Assembly tools for smarter data: Create large, complex worlds more easily.

  • Advanced file path handling: Quickly diagnose and fix broken file paths with a File Path Editor, and work with nonlocal data with URI support.

3D rendering & imaging

  • Color management (Extension 1)* NEW: Preserve creative intent throughout lighting and rendering workflows with a sophisticated new color management system.

  • ShaderFX NEW: Easily create advanced HLSL, GLSL, and CgFX viewport shaders with the ShaderFX real-time visual shader editor.

  • Ptex support in mental ray NEW: Render Ptex texture files in mental ray for Maya.

  • Integrated renderers: Get a choice of integrated renderers in addition to the native Maya software renderer.

  • Painting in Maya: Use intuitive brush-based tools.

  • Toon Shader: Transform 3D scenes into compelling cartoon animations rendered with nonphotorealistic styles.

  • Next-gen viewport display and shading (enhanced): Work in a higher fidelity high-performance interactive environment to edit assets and images in less time.

  • Rendering, shading, and camera features: Take advantage of 3D shading, rendering, and camera features.

  • Maya Composite: Get the benefit of a fully featured, high-performance, high dynamic range (HDR)-capable compositor.

  • Professional camera tracking: Extract accurate 3D camera and motion data from live-action sequences and insert CG elements into a scene using MatchMover software.

System requirements for Autodesk Maya 2015 products

Operating System:

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 (SP1), Windows® 8 and Windows® 8.1 Professional operating system
  • Apple® Mac OS® X 10.8.5 and 10.9.x operating system
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6.2 WS operating system
  • Fedora™ 14 Linux operating system
  • CentOS 6.2 Linux operating system


Autodesk recommends the latest version of the following web browsers for access to online supplemental content: * Apple® Safari® web browser * Google Chrome™ web browser * Microsoft® Internet Explorer® web browser * Mozilla® Firefox® web browser


64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor


4 GB of RAM (8GB recommended)

*For System Requirements for other Maya items please click here: <">Autodesk System Requirements