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Create expansive worlds, complex characters, and dazzling effects
  • Bring believable characters to life with engaging animation tools.
  • Shape 3D objects and scenes with intuitive modeling tools in Maya® software.
  • Create realistic effects—from explosions to cloth simulation.
NEW | Create serious effects procedurally with Bifrost for Maya
  • A new visual programming environment using dynamic solvers enables you to create blockbuster-worthy effects quickly.
  • Build custom graphs using the Bifrost Graph Editor.
  • Create stunning effects—from snow and sand to dust storms and explosions—with ready-to-use graphs.
Create effects, build custom graphs (video: 1:57 min.)
Render your most complex projects with Arnold
  • Arnold is built to manage complex characters, scenery, and lighting challenges.
  • Arnold is integrated with Maya, so you can see high-quality previews and iterate changes quickly.
  • Save time with Arnold’s artist-friendly UI and simple, intuitive controls.


How VFX modernized a classic franchise

Visual Effects Supervisor Joao Sita on the power and remarkable malleability of VFX to successfully reboot Lost in Space.

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Pushing boundaries in animation

Learn how this animation film studio sped up its pipeline with new technology and worked with Autodesk to improve Cached Playback.

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Creating the Mind Flayer in Stranger Things

James Kirk, FX lead for season 2 of Stranger Things discusses how Method Studios created the Mind Flayer.

Image courtesy of Method Studios

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