Autodesk Maya

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Salomi Rai | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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In my organization, we use Autodesk Maya for almost everything--modeling, rigging, animation, and rendering. At first it is difficult and requires a lot of practice to learn, but after you get used to it, its very convenient and a complete package for 3D. Sometimes it crashes, which is frustrating, but overall it's great.
  • Complete 3D package
  • Many features and convenient
  • You can add scripts and plug-ins
  • Takes a lot of time to render
  • Sometimes it crashes
  • It would be great to add texture feature
  • Expensive
Autodesk Maya provides a complete 3D package; therefore, it is well suited for freelancers and small-budget companies, as they won't have to buy other software for other 3D features apart from texturing and sculpting. Maya also provide free licenses for students, so I highly recommend that students use this amazing software and explore it as much as they can.
vijay kumar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We are into motion pictures and films so as per our client needs, we use Maya for rendering and scenes. We have limited users of Maya because we only get a small amount of work for 3D, but I've been using Maya for 7 years. I have seen Maya grow with time.
  • Mash, which comes with Maya, is a powerful tool for rendering heavy scenes.
  • Sculpting tool is almost like Zbrush. We can’t compare both but still, it is useful.
  • The geometry conversion option in Maya 2020 is so powerful and useful as well. It can convert any complex geometry into a proper topology.
  • There is nothing to complain about Maya features. The backend team of R&D which gives them the best developer tools.
Maya is a powerful tool in the industry, heading towards unreal, but Maya is still hard to compare with others. Maya is powerful in itself.
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Maya as the main tool in the studio. Since Maya is highly customizable, it is easy to build a workflow and it helps to improve work efficiency. In addition, most other companies also use Maya, so it is an indispensable tool when considering data linkage.
  • Easy to build workflow due to strong customizability.
  • Industry share. Easy to collaborate with other companies.
  • Strong cooperation with other software.
  • There are few useful plugins like those in blender and 3ds Max.
  • The sculpting function is weak. I want you to integrate mudbox.
  • I want you to install more powerful GPU rendering.
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.
July 06, 2019

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Alan Urbina | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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In my organization, we have several programs, and one of these is Maya. Depending on each designer or project, one program or another is used. Maya we only use a little, but when we use it, it turns out to be a good program to model and design the pieces. It is generally used to model certain types of products that, due to their complexity or organic shapes, cannot be made so easily in others. We can also make pieces separately, and then make an assembly or a product in one piece.
  • Creates good renders.
  • Organic forms.
  • Rendering engine.
  • It's easy to use.
  • Better design of the interface.
  • Better price.
At first, it can be a little complex to use or learn how to handle it, but after you have practice, it becomes very easy and simple. Also at the beginning, if you do not know any other program, it can be difficult to remember the different functions, operations, or buttons. You can generate different parts to later assemble without any mishap or problem, or it helps you generate complex and organic shapes in an easier way.
Miroslav Bobryshev | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We mainly use Autodesk Maya for creating 3D models(characters, vehicles, props) of varying complexity, sometimes for animation, assembling(layout) 3d assets to scenes for subsequent export to sideFX Houdini.
  • The program is a complete product for modeling, animation, shading and rendering 3d assets for static images and animation.
  • Maya has one of the best animation tools in 3d industry. It's simple to create/edit complex animation using Time Editor, Graph Editor and etc.
  • Well known in the game and film industry. Many studios use it, so there is no problem for just hired employee to settle in.
  • It has simple(enough) python API. It's easy to create scripts and plugins. And there are lots of free or paid plugins in the internet to speed up 3d work.
  • It has good node-based workflow for procedural creation.
  • Right now Maya has no good viewport like Blender 2.8 has. It is good that Maya 2019 devs focused on performance and stability but it's strange to see that mainstream soft aren't on trend in developing really cool and helpful tools.
  • Maya LT is very good for artist who don't need complex FX tools. So the devs must add python API to Maya LT.
  • Add more helpful tools to modeling section especially for retopology.
Autodesk Maya is perfect for the integrated creation of three-dimensional assets: modeling, creating UV, animation, shading and rendering, as well as simulating effects - the strengths of the program. Sculpting and texturing must be done in third-party applications.

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Autodesk offers Maya, a 3D animation, modeling, simulation and rendering tool available to artists, animators, and educators.

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