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      3D computer animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering software


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      Create expansive worlds, complex characters, and dazzling effects with Maya

      • Bring believable characters to life with engaging animation tools.
      • Shape 3D objects and scenes with intuitive modeling tools in Maya® software.
      • Create realistic effects—from explosions to cloth simulation.

      Create serious effects procedurally with Bifrost for Maya

      Bifrost in Maya (video: 1:57 min.)

      • A new visual programming environment using dynamic solvers lets you create blockbuster-worthy effects quickly.
      • Build custom graphs using the Bifrost Graph Editor.
      • Create stunning effects—from snow and sand to dust storms and explosions—with ready-to-use graphs.

      Render your most complex projects with Arnold

      Highly realistic rendering of a young brown-haired woman with bangs and brown eyes

      Rendering with Arnold in Maya

      • Switch seamlessly between CPU and GPU rendering.
      • Arnold is built to manage complex characters, scenery, and lighting challenges.
      • Arnold is integrated with Maya, so you can see high-quality previews and iterate changes quickly.
      • Save time with Arnold’s artist-friendly UI and simple, intuitive controls.

      Workflows and use cases

      • Video: Learn how Arnold makes production rendering on CPU and GPU faster, giving you more time for creativity

        Maya + Arnold

        Render seamlessly with Arnold, an advanced Monte Carlo ray tracing renderer built right into Maya. (video: 1:55 min.)

      • Video: Overview of the production workflow for the Media & Entertainment Collection

        Maya + 3ds Max + Arnold + MotionBuilder + more

        Get Maya in the Media & Entertainment Collection. (video: 2:06 min.)

      • 3D cartoon character of a burly man with dark blond mustache, wearing a blue-and-black plaid shirt and overalls

        Rigging and grooming a 3D cartoon character

        João Victor Ferreira breaks down the Maya grooming and rigging workflows behind his 3D cartoon character.

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      • Pearl Harbor battle scene with Japanese airplanes dive-bombing hangars and explosions littering the sky


        Bringing the Pacific Theater to life

        VFX experts go over how a major transition in their rendering software, from V-Ray to Arnold, affected their work on the World War II movie, Midway.

        Image courtesy of Pixomondo

      • 2 insect-like aliens with black scales, standing side by side and looking at each other


        How VFX modernized a classic franchise

        Visual Effects Supervisor Joao Sita on the power and remarkable malleability of VFX to successfully reboot Lost in Space.

        Image courtesy of Image Engine

      • Two warriors—one adult, one teenaged—standing in a small wooden boat on a river with mountains and woodland in the background


        Making realistic game characters for God of War

        Santa Monica Studio went the extra mile to ensure that their characters look, feel, and act real.

        Image courtesy of Santa Monica Studio


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