Autodesk® Maya LT™ 2014 is a cost-effective 3D animation and modeling software built for professional indie game makers. With an intuitive and proven set of 3D tools, Maya LT empowers you to realize the full creative potential of your game design.
These features are exclusively available to Autodesk Subscription and rental plan customers as part of Maya LT 2014 Extension 1 and Maya LT 2014 Extension 2.
Reduce the time you spend on repetitive and complex tasks with MEL script. The built-in Script Editor eliminates manual coding and makes learning MEL easier by displaying scripts that correspond with any action taken within Maya LT. Scripts can be saved into buttons and hotkeys to quickly achieve a desired result.
Take advantage of an improved workflow for animating characters in Maya LT. Create IK on a bone structure with the new IK handle and Pole Vector constraint, and build a symmetric human skeleton in less time by mirroring the HumanIK skeletal rig. In addition, the new animation re-targeting tool lets you animate and transfer information between characters faster.
Now you can export your 3D assets from Maya LT in the OBJ file format. OBJ export gives you the flexibility to use content created in Maya LT with a greater variety of tools and game engines.
Use Autodesk® FBX® to simplify moving 3D content from Maya LT into Unity. An improved workflow between Maya LT and Unity lets you export 3D assets with unlimited polygonal resolution from Maya LT directly into a target Unity project folder. For other game engines, you can now export models and environments with up to 65,000 polygons in the FBX format.
Streamline your modeling workflow with a new retopology toolset and better Booleans. The new retopology toolset adds a Relax and Tweak feature with Soft Selection to the Quad Draw tool, and a new interactive Edge Extend tool. A powerful new library enables faster, more reliable Boolean operations on polygon geometry.
Get started quickly with tools that fit into your game creation workflow.
Build and edit characters and environments with powerful modeling tools.
Create surface materials for your 3D models with a user-friendly toolset.
Simulate more realistic lighting for your games using global illumination tools.
Bring your game characters and environments to life with intuitive animation tools.
Build 3D models in an environment that closely displays assets as they appear in-game.