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Game design software for indie game makers

Maya LT™ 3D game development software offers modeling and animation tools that let you build characters and environments and bring them to life.

Maya LT features

  • 3D modeling tools

    Sophisticated 3D modeling tools help you create realistic-looking characters, props, and environments. (video: 1 min.)

  • 3D animation tools

    Animate and rig characters and objects for your game. (video: 1:02 min.)

  • Shaders and materials

    Create high-quality materials with intuitive tools, or work with Allegorithmic Substance materials directly in the software. (video: 1:08 min.)

  • Game engine workflows

    Export directly to Unity and Unreal with custom export tools. Or, use the game exporter to get your 3D content into your engine of choice. (video: 1:15 min.)

What's new

  • Revamped UV editor

    The UV toolkit offers improved tools and functionality.

  • Time editor

    This nondestructive, clip-based nonlinear editor features an intuitive and familiar user interface for working with scene objects.

  • Modeling improvements

    Quad draw, multicut, bevel, and symmetry enhancements make modeling more efficient.

  • Viewport improvements

    The viewport now supports displacement mapping and offers improved transparency, better shadow and shading support, and more.

See Maya LT in action

Podcast: Developers from Ghost Town Games discuss their multiplayer co-op game Overcooked

Overcooked by Ghost Town Games

Phil Duncan and Oli De-Vine of Ghost Town Games talk about Overcooked, their hit multiplayer co-op game. The duo discuss Maya LT, their work for the Nintendo Switch, and advice for new game developers.

Video: The team behind Contrast and We Happy Few discusses the vision it has for its indie studio

We Happy Few by Compulsion Games

The team behind the games Contrast and We Happy Few talks about growing as an indie studio, the vision it has for its games, and why Maya LT is essential to its pipeline.

Playwood Games studio discusses Wartile and making games

Wartile by Playwood Games

Michael Rud Jakobsen from Playwood Games discusses the making of Wartile, why Maya LT is a great fit for an indie studio, and what inspires him to keep making games.

Use Maya LT with other Autodesk products

Mudbox: 3D digital sculpting and texture painting software

Enhance your 3D models

Maya LT + Mudbox

Paint textures and add sculpted detail to 3D models using artist-friendly tools, then transfer your model back to Maya LT.