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Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk Maya

I think it's the best tool for studios that need a pipeline, such as making a feature film, etc. However, there are few convenient plug-ins, so it is difficult to make small turns.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unity

Unity is a great game engine whether the user is a beginner or a professional, the tools provided by unity are more than enough to create a game which can be enjoyed by many if the idea behind the game is great. Unity also provides support of AR/VR development and different operating systems like IOS and Android apart from windows, this makes unity the engine which is preferred and used by most people in the industry as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Autodesk Maya

  • Complete 3D package
  • Many features and convenient
  • You can add scripts and plug-ins
Salomi Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unity

  • 3D space design is especially easy in Unity, whether for 3D games or educational experiences.
  • VR development is one of Unity's greatest strengths. The ability to be working in a 3D environment on the desktop and then hit Play and be immersed in that environment in the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift is incredible.
  • Reusable code from the asset store is a huge plus. Being able to find libraries which solve the problems you are trying to solve can save an incredible amount of time.
  • Staying up to date with changes in VR and AR development is a big plus. Unity has such a strong community that libraries are always being updated.
  • Finding example code is not very hard, and there are "scenes" that other developers have created that you can import and view, to see how they achieved particular goals. This makes learning Unity by reverse-engineering others' publicly available code a great way to learn.
  • There are so many free video tutorials in Unity that it is much easier to learn than some of its competitors in the space.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Autodesk Maya

  • Better design of the interface.
  • Better price.
Alan Urbina | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unity

  • Since game development is so complex in itself, Unity also has a lot of complexity in its interface. Despite the efforts of its creators, the many options in Unity's interface can be overwhelming to the beginner, particularly, taking into account that each object in the scene can have its specific piece of code attached. It takes time and practice to learn to navigate the interface.
  • Unity operates with C#, which is easier to grasp than C++. However, traditionally, C++ has been the standard in the game industry for many years and some experienced professionals coming to Unity can feel a bit annoyed with this change. On the opposite side, if you start in Unity and for some reason, you decide to change to another game engine (like Unreal, for example), you will have to be prepared to learn C++.
  • The Asset Store, at the same time it is an advantage, is accused by many critics of encouraging "asset flippers", which are games made completely by getting ready-made assets at the store, where the "creator" does not actually create anything. It is not a disadvantage of Unity in itself, but it is advisable to the beginner to be careful to not use too many third-party game assets.
Marcelo de Vasconcellos | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Autodesk Maya

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Unity

Unity 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It's actually incredibly easy to use given the complex tasks you have. Once you learn the various windows it becomes second nature. Compared to something like Blender (which I would probably rate as a 2 on usability), the learning curve of Unity is a breeze! The only improvements I can think of would be to streamline some common workflows so you don't have to dig through menus to find them.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Autodesk Maya

No score
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Unity

Unity 8.4
Based on 7 answers
The support of unity is what distinguish its from other platforms. You can download any assets and that asset library will guide you and if its still not work for you then you can ask in their community where there are tons of professional developer waiting to answer your query. So yah Unity support staff is what impress me the most and I would give it the 10/10.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Autodesk Maya

There are list of alternatives of Autodest Maya: SideFX Houdini, Blender. We use them all depending on the task.
Miroslav Bobryshev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unity

Unity offers a professional environment, better preparing students for a career in game development. It also has a tremendous amount of documentation, allowing for a large independent study of the program and environment. It also provides for flexibility in assets, making the game your own very easily. This leads to it being a fabulous choice for those who are serious about game development.
Sarah Ciras Rousseau | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Autodesk Maya

  • Maya provides full support and their support team is always there to help.
vijay kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Unity

  • Unity has a positive impact because, as of now, we don't have to pay for our license because we do not go beyond the revenue roof.
  • We cannot say more than that because the games that we are producing in Unity are not yet launched.
Raphael Sanguinete | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Autodesk Maya

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Autodesk Maya Editions & Modules

Edition
Monthly$205.001
  1. Per User Per Month
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Unity

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Unity Editions & Modules

Edition
PersonalFree
Plus$3992
Pro$1,8002
Enterprise$2003
  1. per person/per year
  2. per person/per month
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