Autodesk Maya is one of the best 3d software in the animation industry. Maya is a next-generation animation product, Created based on The Advanced Visualizer by Wavefront Technologies, PowerAnimator by Alias Research. The initial release of Autodesk Maya is February 1998.
The software is available in three languages, English, Japanese and Chinese. Basically, It is used to create interactive 3D applications, including 3D games, animated films, TV series, or visual effects.
Updating versions of Autodesk Maya
From the released year to this year, Autodesk Maya developed many tools in the software. It is created a number of plugins, scripts, tools, and designs.
When it was released in the year 1998, the software is very light and doesn’t have the number of tools. The most important point about software is it is developed according to the requirement of the animation industry.
If your an animator or student of the animation industry I think you are aware of this software. With some basic knowledge about 3d, anyone can understand software easily.
It takes large space to install in our pc because of tools. Users who are students, teachers (or veterans or unemployed in USA markets) can download a full educational version from the Autodesk Education community.
The versions available at the community are only licensed for non-commercial use (once activated with the product license) and some products create watermarks on output renders. The software comes with a full 36-month license. Once it expires, users can log into the community to request a new 36 months license and download the latest Autodesk product.
So if you want to learn 3d animation, try the Autodesk Maya for sure. you feel difficult in the beginning but later on you can easily show command on software. So try to practice regularly to learn fast.