Maya is a 3D graphics software developed by Autodesk, widely used by professionals in the film, television, and video game industries to create visual effects, 3D models, and animations.
Maya is an industry standard tool that offers a powerful set of features and tools for 3D modeling, animation, and rendering. Maya supports a wide range of file formats, including its native file format (.ma), which is used to save Maya scenes. Other file formats that can be imported into Maya include FBX, OBJ, and STL.
The native file extensions of Maya software are:
|.ANIM||Maya Animation File|
|.MA||Maya ASCII Scene|
|.MB||Maya Binary Scene|
|.MEL||Maya Embedded Language Script|
|.MCFP||Maya Fluid Cache Playback File|
|.MCFI||Maya Initial Fluid Cache File|
|.MP||Maya PLE Project File|
|.SKL||Maya Skeleton File|
Maya's interoperability capabilities with CAD software allow users to easily import and export files between Maya and other CAD software such as AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and Inventor. This interoperability allows designers and engineers to take advantage of Maya's advanced 3D modeling and animation capabilities while working with CAD files. With Maya's interoperability capabilities, users can import and work with CAD models, convert them to Maya files, and then export them back to the original CAD software.
The supported formats by Maya include:
|.AI||Adobe Illustrator Artwork|
|.BIF||Bifrost Mesh Cache|
|.BVH||Biovision Hierarchy Animation File|
|.DAE||Digital Asset Exchange File|
|.DXF||Drawing Exchange Format File|
|.EPS||Encapsulated PostScript File|
|.FACEFX||FaceFX Actor File|
|.FBX||Autodesk FBX Interchange File|
|.FLT||OpenFlight Scene Description File|
|.FXA||OC3 Entertainment FaceFX Actor File|
|.IGES||IGES Drawing File|
|.JT||JT Open CAD File|
|.MTL||OBJ Material Template Library File|
|.OBJ||Wavefront 3D Object File|
|.SAT||ACIS SAT 3D Model|
|.SPT||SpeedTree Tree Data File|
|.STEP||STEP 3D Model|
|.STP||STEP 3D CAD File|
|.USD||Universal Scene Description Format|
|.ZT||Mental Ray Image Depth File|
Maya also has a powerful set of tools for creating animations, including keyframe animation, animated graphics, and character skeleton creation. Maya's animation tools allow users to create complex animations that can be used in films, video games, and other multimedia projects. The software's rendering capabilities enable users to create photorealistic images and animations with advanced lighting and texture effects.
CAD Interop distributes several software solutions to prepare, convert, and visualize Maya data. Below is a list of our solutions compatible with Maya.