Bring your imagination to life with Maya® 3D animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering software. Maya helps artists tell their story with one fast, creative toolset.
Motion Graphics toolset
Easily create beautiful effects and animations with instanced objects. This new toolset is based on the MASH procedural animation toolset, and is fully integrated into Maya. It includes a set of nodes that you can combine in many ways to create custom animations.
Interactive hair grooming (XGen)
Grooming all types of hair and fur in XGen is easier and faster using Interactive Groom Splines. This new feature set consists of intuitive brush-based tools that provide greater control and accuracy for styling and posing hair and fur.
The Time Editor is a nondestructive, clip-based, nonlinear editor for editing animation at a high level. Unlike the Trax Editor, which requires character sets, the Time Editor frees animators by letting them work on any attribute with animation curves—characters, cameras, colors, and so on.
Symmetry modeling (enhanced)
Mirror enhancements and tool symmetry improvements make symmetrical modeling easier. Expanded tool symmetry helps you work on the full seamless mesh with confidence.
Arnold in Maya
Maya 2017 comes integrated with the Arnold renderer, used by the biggest names in visual effects and animation to solve the most complex rendering problems. Arnold lets you render high-quality images right out of the box, scaling with your processing power as project complexity demands.
Enhanced game engine workflows
Move from Maya to game engines such as Unity, Unreal, or Autodesk Stingray with simplified and streamlined game exporter workflows.
- Microsoft® Windows® 7 (SP1) and Windows® 10 Professional operating system
- Apple® Mac OS® X 10.10.5, and 10.11.x operating system
- Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6.5 & 7.2 WS operating system
- CentOS 6.5 & 7.2 Linux operating system
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||64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor
||Refer to 3ds Max Certified Hardware for a detailed list of recommended systems and graphics cards
||8 GB of RAM (16 GB or more recommended)
||4 GB of free disk space for install