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Attribute Ratings

  • Autodesk Maya is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Autodesk Maya

91%
5 Ratings
9.0

Unity

90%
12 Ratings

Usability

Autodesk Maya

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

Unity

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Autodesk Maya

N/A
0 Ratings
8.3

Unity

83%
7 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Autodesk

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.
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Unity Technologies

Unity is excellent for 2D and 3D games and educational experiences. It is well-suited for VR and AR development. It is also a great platform for mobile games. It is less-suited for non-game purposes (although it can certainly be used for those as well), or educational experiences. It is also less-suited for AR experiences that are highly complex, where you will probably want to write the native code in Android Studio or Xcode, as the case may be. It is theoretically less-suited for cases where performance is a huge concern as well, although, in my experience, performance has never been a problem.
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Pros

Autodesk

  • Complete 3D package
  • Many features and convenient
  • You can add scripts and plug-ins
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Unity Technologies

  • Unity is a multiplatform game engine. It has more than 20 options for exporting your game, ranging from desktop, mobile, console, web and, lately, VR and AR. Unity was one of the first game engines able to export games playable on internet browsers and it helped to cement the World Wide Web as a place fit for gaming.
  • Unity has a very smooth learning curve for beginners. It is easy to start and soon you are seeing some tangible results of your efforts. The game engine has all sorts of helpers and shortcuts to facilitate some frequent tasks in game development.
  • Another of Unity's advantage is the access to Assets Store from within the game engine, allowing the user to import instantly objects, scripts and textures from the store into their projects. Such easy access to these elements from inside a project greatly enhances speed production and is particularly helpful to beginners.
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Cons

Autodesk

  • Better design of the interface.
  • Better price.
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Unity Technologies

  • It works great on high-spec PCs and laptops, but it lags horribly on low-spec PCs and laptops.
  • For individual developers, it costs a hefty amount of money to launch the game because of the high cost of assets and subscriptions.
  • There are fewer and lower-quality video courses to study on Unity.
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Pricing Details

Autodesk Maya

Starting Price

$205 Per User Per Month

Editions & Modules

Autodesk Maya editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Monthly$205.001

Footnotes

  1. Per User Per Month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Unity

Starting Price

$0

Editions & Modules

Unity editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
PersonalFree1
Plus3992
Pro1,8003
Enterprise2004

Footnotes

  1. none
  2. per person/per year
  3. per person/per year
  4. per person/per month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Usability

Autodesk

No answers on this topic

Unity Technologies

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.
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Support Rating

Autodesk

No answers on this topic

Unity Technologies

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.
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Alternatives Considered

Autodesk

There are list of alternatives of Autodest Maya: SideFX Houdini, Blender. We use them all depending on the task.
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Unity Technologies

I am currently working as a game developer and it has been 2 years that I am in this field professionally. I have developed several games for both mobile and PC platforms. In the beginning, I was working with one of the other 3d engines like Unreal Engine 4 which gave me a very hard time when I had to develop and distribute the game app through the corresponding places, such as Google Play. I was able to finish that task after 3 weeks and most of the time went to grasp the way of implementing Google Play functionalities for the game. However, Unity already has these capabilities that are built-in and it saved me a significant amount of time on my second mobile project. That is why I am recommending Unity especially if you are working with mobile games
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Return on Investment

Autodesk

  • Maya provides full support and their support team is always there to help.
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Unity Technologies

  • 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.
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