Overview

Autodesk Maya software delivers new features, performance improvements, and artist-friendly tools that greatly enhance the entire Maya experience. In addition to an all-new look and feel that includes reorganized menus that better match artist workflows, Maya is now leveraging more resources (cores) in the computer to accelerate animation performance, increasing the speed of both playback and manipulation of character rigs. A new native sculpting toolset brings improved brush based modeling tools to Maya, allowing modelers to quickly modify forms and shapes. Additionally, artists can achieve even more realistic VFX results using Bifrost with the addition of foam, surface tension, viscosity, and adaptive aerodynamics.

Features

Create, model and render 3D animations and visual effects more efficiently and effectively with professional toolsets designed for film and video game pipelines.

New tools for procedural motion graphics and all-new rendering capabilities in Maya help you to.

  • Render and manage complex scenes more easily using the renowned Arnold renderer, which now comes with Maya, combined with a new Render Setup, which helps bring a modern approach to adding shot-based overrides to scenes.
  • Animate in Maya faster than ever before. A new Time Editor, updated Graph Editor, supercharged Animation Performance, and new rigging tools create a more unified and intuitive animation experience in Maya.
  • Create complex motion graphics, UI design, environments, animation, and FX using new features based on the MASH procedural animation toolset, now integrated into the Maya workflow.

Autodesk® Maya® 2018 software is supported on the following 64-bit operating systems and at a minimum, requires a system with the following 64-bit hardware:

Software
Operating System
  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 (SP1) and Windows® 10 Professional operating system
  • Apple® Mac OS® X 10.11.x, 10.12.x operating system
  • Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6.5  & 7.2 WS operating system
  • CentOS 6.5  & 7.2 Linux operating system
  • Nvidia Guide for Virtualization with GRID & VMWare
Browser Autodesk recommends the latest version of the following web browsers for access to online supplemental content:

  • Apple® Safari® web browser
  • Google Chrome™ web browser
  • Microsoft® Internet Explorer® web browser
  • Mozilla® Firefox® web browser

Disclaimer: The VMware application is network-based and performance of Autodesk Maya for VMware software products may vary with network performance. The software does not include the VMware application, nor does Autodesk provide direct support for issues with the VMware application. Users should contact VMware directly with questions related to procurement and operation of the VMware application.

Hardware
CPU 64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor with SSE4.2 instruction set
Graphics Hardware Refer to the following pages for a detailed list of recommended systems and graphics cards:

Maya Certified Hardware

RAM 8 GB of RAM (16 GB or more recommended)
Disk Space 4 GB of free disk space for install
Pointing Device Three-button mouse

 

Autodesk and CADPRO Systems is not responsible for errors or failures of Autodesk software arising from the installation of updates, extensions or new releases issued by third party hardware or software vendors for the certified software or hardware identified in this document (or for any other third party software or hardware that you may use in connection with Autodesk products).

Autodesk Licensing Explained

Autodesk licenses are designed to make using our products easier, no matter what project you’re working on. Whether you’re in school, a small design team or a multi-national corporation; choosing the right license is an important step in getting the most out of our products. Take advantage of our free trial licenses, so you can see first-hand how our products can help you imagine, design and create a better world.Learn more about all Autodesk licensing options below or if you need help with a license you’ve already purchased, contact us at +64 9 302 4028.

 

Autodesk Licensing Options

  • Single User: For individuals or small to medium businesses requiring a specific number of users
  • Multi User: For medium to large organizations requiring many users
  • Students & educators: Prepare the next generation of architects, engineers and digital artists

 

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3D Type

Create branding, flying logos, title sequences, and other projects that require text with the 3D Type tool. It lets you easily create editable, nondestructive, multiline, deformable type.

Improved vector graphics workflow

Maya software now offers enhanced SVG file support, making it easier to work with vector-based 2D design applications.

Shape Authoring workflow (enhanced)

Art-direct character rigs with a more complete workflow. Use the new Pose Space Deformation toolset, Blendshape UI, and enhanced Blend Shape Deformer to produce the results you want, more precisely and easily.

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