Autodesk Maya commonly known as MAYA is a graphic softwareused to create 3D models, designs as well as visual effects playing a vital role in creation of animated movies, games, commercial advertisement.
It is considered to be one of the advanced and most user friendly software in the present day. In general it is the software which allows you to bring your imagination to life.It is used by many professional animators and has a good reputation of being a really efficient software.
3d animation is the realistic computerized pictures as well as designs which looks real and is a big development in the field of animation as it contributes a lot on creating artificial effects and models for movies which are not possible in real life. It has replaced the old traditional 2d animation being more advanced in most aspects. In 2D application we could only see and use 2 dimension i.e. x and y but in 3D animation a 3rd dimension has been added (making it x,yandz) which gives it a realistic feel. Creation of such animation is a complex process not possible through traditional methods as of the creation of 2D animation. So we use soft wares such as AutoCAD, MAYA and 3ds Max.
I am a student learning animation myself and also prefer Autodesk Maya .I have been using it tocreate many 3D models as well as animations. I have acquired 2 year of training regarding this software where I have been taught 3D modeling, Texturing, Lighting, Rigging, Animation and Rendering. The new version of this software seem to have a few bugs which create an obstacle while working so I currently use the old version of 2014same of in which I received my training.In MAYA software we can built our imagination to build our imagination we should be good at sketch so we can see sketch as our reference. My first project on MAYA was creating a 3D model of Robots. Still I’m learning and polishing my skills trying to be a professional animator. Nowadays with the skill I have obtained through practice I have been creating a few tutorial about how software works and also as a beginners guide as of what I have learned.
In context of Nepal there seem to be many people showing interest in the field of animation and have been using MAYA. This indicates a good scope for great animators in Nepal also who may be able to create great animations asof the professionals these days.
We can say that MAYA is awesome software used by professional but still it has some points it can improve on upcoming time. I as the user wish to see all bugs fixed and hope to be able to use the upgraded versionwith being more efficient in use.
By: Dikshyanta Dhungana
(BICT, IV Semester)