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Developer: Autodesk
Type: 3D modeling, animation, rendering
Website: Autodesk - Maya


Autodesk Maya software offers artists an end-to-end creative workflow with comprehensive tools for 3D animation, modeling, simulation, visual effects, rendering, matchmoving, and compositing on a highly extensible production platform. All these capabilities are combined into a single application offering CG artists an exceptional value. Newly available for the Mac OS X 64-bit operating system, Maya 2011 delivers a revitalized user interface, enhanced viewport interaction, new 3D editorial capabilities, integrated color management, and improved character animation.

For our users using older Maya and consider a new Maya version we have some good news:

Maya Complete and Maya Unlimited is the same software today combined. Also included is Maya Composite (former Autodesk Toxik) and Maya 3D tracker (former Autodesk Matchmover) and even more power has been included since this merge for all kind of 3D-production.

The Power of Maya

• Unbeatable Value

Maya provides customers with a full featured 3D modeling, animation, effects and rendering feature set in addition to advanced matchmoving capabilities and high dynamic range compositing in a single affordable offering.

• Proven Solution

Maya has been a 3D tool of choice for companies producing the top film, games, and television content throughout the world for the last decade.

• Productivity

Maya helps maximize productivity with optimized workflows for everyday tasks, opportunities for collaborative, parallel workflows and re-use of assets, and automation through scripting for repetitive tasks.

• Performance

Through a combination of multi-threading, algorithmic tuning, sophisticated memory management, and tools for segmenting scenes, Maya is engineered to help elegantly handle today’s increasingly complex data sets without slowing down the creative process.

• Interoperability

Maya includes the Autodesk FBX technology supporting the exchange of 3D data with numerous professional applications, allowing certain assets created outside of Maya to be re-used.

• Extensibility

Built from the ground-up with its own embedded scripting language, Maya Embedded Language (MEL), Maya also offers Python scripting, and an extensive, well-documented C++ application programming interface (API). In addition, a software development kit (SDK) is available to help assist studios with pipeline integration.

• Platform Choice

Whether an artist uses Windows, Mac, or Linux operating systems, Maya runs on these platforms. Also with 64-bit executables for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.

Subscription / Subscription with Gold Support

With an annual subscription for Maya you will get:

* Upgrades (includes major releases and extensions)

* Learning Resources

* Knowledgebase

* Subscription Center Access

* Prior Version Use


You can also select Subscription with Gold Support and you will get in addition to the above:

* Web Support

* Telephone Support

* Ask Autodesk Forums

* Issue Reporting/Tracking


Subscription with Gold Support is highly recommended when you work with important projects. To ensure you´ll always stay up to date with the latest version of Maya you´ll need a Subscription.

Network licenses

A network license let´s you set up a license server that can distribute a specified number of licenses to any computer in your network. That way you can easily share licenses between users and computers.

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