Category: Animation Software
License: Free to try
Autodesk Maya 3D animation software delivers a comprehensive creative feature set with tools for animation, modeling, simulation, rendering, matchmoving, and compositing on a highly extensible production platform. For visual effects, game development, post production, or other 3D animation projects, Maya offers toolsets to help meet demanding production requirements. Maya 2013 adds tools that help facilitate parallel workflows and complexity handling, new creative toolsets, and productivity enhancements to help you create higher quality content quickly. Features include create realistic hair and other curve-based dynamics, create simulations with multiple dynamic entities all working together, with the ability to interact bidirectional with both Maya nCloth and Maya nParticles, support for image planes and animation ghosting, ability to use the same hardware rendering technology to batch render larger-than-screen-size frames, producing high-quality animatics and pre-visualizations in less time, create, edit, and debug node networks more easily with the new Node Editor, simulate both soft and rigid bodies in a single system, with the high-performance, open source AMD Bullet Physics engine, visualize how Trax clips overlap in Maya 2013 to build complete character performances from individual animations, transfer animation between characters via the new ATOM (Animation Transfer Object Model) offline file format, file referencing workflow enhancements, and unified character context for increased usability.