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3d Animation

Ratchet & Clank. Image courtesy of Sony Interactive Entertainment & Insomniac Games.

3D animation software

Many leading companies in the games (US site), film, television (US site), and advertising industries rely on Autodesk 3D animation software to create compelling digital content. In today’s climate of rapidly rising consumer expectations, tight deadlines, and shrinking budgets, Autodesk can help you build a modern production pipeline for:

Professional animation tools

With integrated workflows, streamlined data exchange, and productivity and performance enhancements, our software can help you meet even the most challenging deadlines. Use Autodesk 3D animation software for:

  • Sculpting and texture painting
  • 3D modeling and animation
  • Simulation and effects
  • Realistic and stylized rendering

Featured 3D animation software

Maya 3D animation, modeling, simulation, and rendering software

Maya software offers 3D modeling, animation, simulation, and rendering tools on an extensible production platform.
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Maya LT 3D game development software

Maya LT
Maya LT 3D game development software offers professional indie game developers creative tools at an affordable price.
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3ds Max 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software

3ds Max
3ds Max software offers integrated modeling, animation, and rendering tools for out-of-the-box productivity.
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Media & Entertainment Collection
Media & Entertainment Collection offers end-to-end creative tools for animators, modelers, and visual effects artists.
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MotionBuilder 3D character animation software

MotionBuilder (US site)
Create high-volume animations, previsualizations, and virtual movies with this 3D character animation software.
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FBX data exchange technology

FBX (US site)
Transfer files across platforms and between many Autodesk 3d animation tools with FBX data exchange technology.
Download for free

Mudbox 3D digital sculpting and texture painting software

Mudbox (US site)
Create production-ready 3D assets with intuitive Mudbox 3D digital sculpting and texture painting software.
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Free software for students & educators

We offer free Autodesk software for students and educators. Use the same 3d animation software as top professionals around the world.

Free software for nonprofits

Are you a nonprofit or entrepreneur working to create positive impact through design? Learn more about our Technology Impact Program and see if you qualify for free design and engineering software.

Additional 3D animation resources

Indie Game Maker (US site)
It’s never been easier to get into indie game development. Get inspired, connect with the community, and find the tools you need.

Interact with other artists and experts in our lively community.

Autodesk University MasterClasses
Get tips and tricks, and learn from expert 3D artists.