Free Autodesk Maya is available download now for personal learning purpose. As we know, Autodesk Maya license is a very expensive ($ 4,995 ) 3D modeling and animation software. However, you can download the free Autodesk Maya Personal Learning Edition (PLE) is a special version of Autodesk® Maya® software, which provides free access to Maya for non-commercial use.
The best part of Autodesk Maya PLE edition is never expired and based on Autodesk Maya 8.5 to build. This free 3d modeling software able to give 3D graphics and animation students / professional and those interested in breaking into the world of computer graphics an opportunity to explore most aspects of the award-winning Autodesk® Maya® Complete software in a non-commercial capacity.
However, the only drawback of AutoDesk Maya free edition is that they leave a watermark on each image you render and use non standard Maya file name.
Autodesk Maya Free Personal Learning Edition Features:
(Almost every feature found in the full commercial version of Autodesk Maya Complete 8.5)
- Modeling (NURBS, polygons, subdivision surfaces)
- Character rigging and animation technology including full body Inverse Kinematics (IK)
- Advanced Autodesk Maya Trax non-linear animation editor
- Full dynamics system including soft and rigid body dynamics
- Complete particle system
- Maya Paint Effects
- Maya Artisan brush based interface
- Toon shading capabilities
- Adobe® Photoshop® integration and Adobe® Illustrator® connectivity
- Four renderers: Autodesk Maya software, hardware, vector and the award-winning mental ray® for Maya renderer
- Comprehensive documentation
- The ability to import and export FBX files to and from Autodesk MotionBuilder 7 Personal Learning Edition
- Now available in Japanese!
This Autodesk Maya free edition for sure suitable for learning from home. Plus more, Maya Personal Learning Edition software is available for 32-bit Windows XP Professional and Mac OS X operating systems only.
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Updates : The free autodesk maya personal edition download is no more supported.