What is Maya?
Maya is one of the best 3D models in the film and animation industry. It contains a large number of tools for animation, Dynamic simulation, Texturing, and modeling. Maya can be used for creating high poly and low poly 3d models. This 3D software is very popular in the VFX industry and video game creators companies. In this software, we can create very detailed and realistic characters, and also it is very good at creating very beautiful environments.
In order to use Autodesk Maya you need to purchase the license from the official site of the Autodesk
What is Blender?
Blender is an open-source 3D application and it is free to use. Nowadays most of the companies had started using blenders. It also has mostly the same tools as Maya for modeling, rigging, rendering, animation, simulation, motion tracking, and some game and video creation options. The best part of the blender is we can create a detailed character by using sculpting tools same as ZBrush.You can also use it for low poly and UV maps. One more best feature in blender is we can convert 2D images into 3D model characters with textures. To use this feature we need to have some different angles of the person. It also offers advanced options for editing Python scripting. Blender is compatible with Linux, Windows, and Macintosh devices, and the size of the blender software is very less when compared with Maya
Blender foundation allows the users to be a part of the software development, which allows for faster bug fixes. The creation of new features, and better usability.
Maya vs blender
When we compare with both software’s there some tools which are in similar. But there is some difference in terms of cost, user interface, and some programming tools like scripting.
Both blender and Maya have a great interface that runs very smoothly in windows, mac OS, and Linux.
Both software’s have a user-friendly interface in which designers can easily find the tools and shortcuts easy and complete the work easily and fast. If the software interface is not good designers cannot complete their work easily.
The people who used Maya and shifting to the blender, for those people it will be easy to use a blender because the blender provides the user with navigation software using Maya navigation shortcuts.
3D Software Applications
Blender is very useful for interior and architecture students because it has great tools for lighting and texturing.
Maya mostly uses for video game character creations and some environments. Both Maya and blender are capable of creating exceptional visual effects using some particle systems which is present in blender and Maya.
We can make 3D printing from both the software, make sure you have to know perfect measurements for printing.
Confusion in which software to use?
It depends on your requirements, if you are a beginner or want to do some free 3d models for publishing blender is the good one. When coming to industry standards and more options, Maya is a good one to go. It doesn’t mean blender is not for industry standards. At present Maya is good for industrial standards compared with the blender.