Maya (software)

3D computer graphics software

Autodesk Maya (/ˈmɑːjə/), commonly shortened to Maya, is 3D computer graphics software that runs on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS and Linux, originally developed by Alias Systems Corporation (formerly Alias|Wavefront) and currently owned and developed by Autodesk, Inc. It is used to create interactive 3D applications, including video games, animated film, TV series, or visual effects. The product is named after the Sanskrit word Maya (माया māyā), the Hindu concept of illusion.[3]

Autodesk Maya
Original author(s)Alias Systems Corporation
Initial releaseFebruary 1998; 25 years ago (February 1998)
Stable release
2013 Service Pack 2 / September 25, 2012; 10 years ago (2012-09-25)
Written inC++,[1] MEL, Python[2]
Operating systemLinux
Mac OS
Microsoft Windows
Platformx86, x64
Available inEnglish, Japanese
Type3D computer graphics


  1. List of C++ applications, maintained by C++ creator Bjarne Stroustrup
  2. Matthias Baas (2006-05-08). "Python/Maya: Introductory tutorial". Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-10.
  3. Sangeetha Johari. "Hindu Goddesses : Maya - Hindu Goddess". Archived from the original on 2010-11-13. Retrieved 2010-12-10.