Maya is an industry standard tool for 3D modeling, animation, simulation, and texturing.
Is Maya Right for Me?
- Maya has an expansive feature set supporting 3D modeling, sculpting, animating, fluid, smoke, and particle simulation, soft body simulation, motion graphics, and compositing.
- Maya is a commonly used tool in professional 3D studios.
How to Get Maya
Maya is commercial software that typically requires purchase, but is available to currently enrolled students and educators for free. You can register for a Maya education license here: https://www.autodesk.com/education/free-software/maya.