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Maya Vision Series

Maya is developed by some of the most creative minds in the industry. Learn how their vision translates into every release of Maya and how they are empowering individual artists and studios around the world.


Warren Trezevant and Daryl Obert


Marcus Nordenstam

Cloud rendering with ZYNC

Todd Prives and Matt Silverman

Virtual production

Ben Guthrie and David Morin

Motion Graphics

Motion Graphics toolset

Create beautiful effects with instanced objects.

3D Type

Create branding, logos, titles and other text.

Improved vector graphics workflow

Import or copy and paste SVG files into Maya.

Dynamics & Effects

Bifrost Ocean Simulation System (BOSS)

Create realistic ocean surfaces with waves, ripples and wakes.

Adaptive foam in Bifrost

Add froth, foam and bubbles to liquid.

Faster, easier-to-use XGen

Updated workflow, presets, sculpting and preview.

Guided simulation in Bifrost

Drive the behaviour of liquids.

Adaptive Aero solver in Bifrost

Create atmospheric effects such as smoke and mist.

Bifrost procedural effects platform

Simulate and render photorealistic liquids.

XGen Arbitrary Primitive Generator

Generate curves, spheres and custom geometry.

Bullet Physics

Create realistic rigid and soft-body simulations.

Maya nHair

Create hair and curve-based dynamics.

Rigid and soft-body dynamics

Simulate multiple rigid and flexible objects.

3D Animation

Parallel rig evaluation

New system speeds rig playback and manipulation.

Delta Mush deformer

Deformation results are closer to original geometry.

General animation tools

Keyframe, procedural and scripted animation tools.

Camera Sequencer

Speed previsualisation and virtual filmmaking.

Geodesic Voxel Binding

Get high-quality skinning results in less time.

3D Modelling

Shape Authoring workflow (enhanced)

Art-direct character rigs with a more complete workflow.

New sculpting toolset

Sculpt and shape models more intuitively.

Streamlined retopology toolset

Streamline workflows for easier retopology.

Polygon modelling

Model more quickly and reliably.

OpenSubdiv support

Accelerate performance with interactive workflows.

UV toolset

Create better UVs in less time.

Polygon and subdivision mesh modelling

Create and edit meshes using an intuitive toolset.

3D Rendering & Shading

Arnold in Maya

Use the integrated Arnold renderer to help solve complex rendering problems.

Render Setup

Quickly render and manage complex scenes.

Additional look development shading nodes

Shade complex scenes more easily.

Enhanced look development workflow

Hypershade work is more artist-friendly and intuitive

Colour management

Preserve creative intent with colour-safe workflows.

Painting in Maya

Use intuitive brush-based tools.

Next-gen viewport display and shading (enhanced)

Work in a higher-fidelity interactive environment.

ShaderFX 3D shading

Easily create 3D shading effects.

Ptex support in mental ray

Render Ptex UV-less textures in mental ray.

Maya Composite

Get a high-performance, HDR-capable compositor.

Pipeline Integration

Maya Composite

Get a high-performance, HDR-capable compositor.

Maya 2017 System Requirements

Autodesk Maya 2017 software is supported on the following 64-bit operating systems and at a minimum, requires a system with the following 64-bit hardware:

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 (SP1) and Windows® 10 Professional operating system
  • Apple® Mac OS® X 10.10.5, and 10.11.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


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.


  • 64-bit Intel® or AMD® multi-core processor with SSE4.2 instruction set

Graphics Hardware


  • 8 GB of RAM (16 GB or more recommended)

Disk Space

  • 4 GB of free disk space for install

Pointing Device

  • Three-button mouse
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