Maya
Maya 2015
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Maya is an award-winning software and powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution. Because Maya is based on an open architecture, all your work can be scripted or programmed using a well-documented and comprehensive API (application programming interface), or one of two embedded scripting languages, the Maya Embedded Language (MEL) or Python. This level of openness, combined with an industry-leading suite of 3D visual effects, computer graphics, and character animation tools, enables you to realize your creative vision for your film, television,
What's New
Version 2015:

Dynamics and Effects

  • Bifrost procedural effects platform
  • XGen arbitrary primitive generator
  • Bullet physics
3D Animation
  • Geodesic voxel binding
3D Modeling
  • Streamlined retopology toolset
  • Polygon modeling
  • OpenSubdiv support
  • UV toolset
3D Rendering and Imaging
  • ShaderFX
  • Ptex support in mental ray

Version 2015:

Dynamics and Effects

  • Bifrost procedural effects platform
  • XGen arbitrary primitive generator
  • Bullet physics
3D Animation
  • Geodesic voxel binding
3D Modeling
  • Streamlined retopology toolset
  • Polygon modeling
  • OpenSubdiv more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.8.5 or later
  • Certified OpenGL graphics card
  • Three-button mouse



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Maya User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Unblocktheplanet commented on 04 Nov 2013
My tech guys tell me Maya doesn't work with 10.9.

Anybody know for sure?
[Version 2014]

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Beige replied on 13 Feb 2014
it works fine if you get the latest service pack (2014 SP3 or SP4). Otherwise, it can't license itself. I've been running it on 10.9.
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Umaromc commented on 23 Apr 2012
$3500? In my back pocket...
[Version 2013]

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Cjred replied on 17 Apr 2014
so you prefer subscription based eh?
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Thomas1977 commented on 27 Jun 2011
IMO Maya is the least workable 3D creator of all apps. Lightwave is for example way ahead of both features and GUI.
Maya is way to expensive too.

Not recommended
[Version 2012]

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Beige replied on 28 Jun 2011
lol
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The Jtizzle replied on 23 Apr 2012
Because all the big studios still use LightWave. Just upgraded to 2013 and so far works great.
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Beige replied on 26 Apr 2012
actually all the big studios (Weta, ILM, Pixar, Digital Domain, Mr. X, etc. use Maya and Houdini with proprietary software). No one uses Lightwave anymore. Read this and tell me how many times you see Maya and how many times you see Lightwave mentioned: http://www.fxguide.com/featured/the-art-of-rendering/
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sjk replied on 30 Mar 2013
@Beige: The article you linked to (thanks - that was quite interesting) has an updated section on Lightwave.
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Beige reviewed on 26 Jun 2011
Maya is not easy to learn - that's why Cinema 4D appeals to other people. It is a lot like Nuke vs. After Effects: completely different workflows (nodal vs. layered) but there is no way you can do the same thing in both applications, Maya is just way more advanced and the learning curve is steeper. I've been a Maya user since version 3 and version 2012 is a great release: the Qt port means it's 64-bit for OS X but it's faster than 2011, which was sluggish to use. The rigging tools are unmatched and the interactive bind tools in 2012 finally relieve you from painting skin weights manually. But Maya is so large (it's literally 10X the size of Photoshop) that covering every great feature would be impossible. My complaints are restricted to mental ray, which is a beleaguered mess in Maya and isn't well supported like it is in Softimage or Max. This is Autodesk's fault - not mental images'. So I use V-Ray and Maxwell for my work and I don't have any complaints. If you're looking to do serious high-end character animation or want a program that has real modelling tools on top of animation tools, Maya is the best choice.
[Version 2012]


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SAVO33BRAVO THE LIAR commented on 14 Aug 2009
I am now on CINEMA 4D R11 and I can not look back over my shoulder ...C4D R11 is in simple word FANTASTIC ...

Maya was always for me like love&hate situation for zillion reasons ...
[Version 2010]


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+31

Photek reviewed on 13 Aug 2009
How can anyone take this seriously when 64bit support for OSX is missing?

Our design studio has been holding off buying Maya2010 specifically because we wanted 64bit support......
We are binning our seats of Maya2008 and switching to Cinema4D and VrayforC4d....
[Version 2010]

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BEIGE replied on 13 Aug 2009
While I agree that 64-bit support is badly needed (I'm looking at my current scene teetering close to 2.2GB of memory, Maya is still far more powerful than Cinema 4D, even with VRay. I need a good particle system, high-end plug-in support and paint effects, etc. This release is a joke though - it's literally a repackaging of Maya 2009 with the Toxik compositor and a matchmover thrown in the box. None of the Mental Ray bugs are fixed and it's 32-bit. A great program but a hugely disappointing release.
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gianca replied on 13 Aug 2009
Maya for OSX 64bit is coming, but just after snow leopard is released.
Can't pretend a developer to develop a 64bit application when the framework is not there yet... and mental ray has already been 64bit since at least a year.
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+31
Photek commented on 25 May 2007
Now all we need is 64bit support!
[Version 8.5]


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Macbond rated on 28 Aug 2013

[Version 2014]



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St00pid-M0nk3y rated on 26 Jun 2011

[Version 2012]



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xXAkumuXx rated on 26 Jun 2011

[Version 2012]


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Maya is an award-winning software and powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, and rendering solution. Because Maya is based on an open architecture, all your work can be scripted or programmed using a well-documented and comprehensive API (application programming interface), or one of two embedded scripting languages, the Maya Embedded Language (MEL) or Python. This level of openness, combined with an industry-leading suite of 3D visual effects, computer graphics, and character animation tools, enables you to realize your creative vision for your film, television, game development, and design projects.


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