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Maya is a 3D computer-aided design and animation software. It's used for creating interactive 3D applications, including animated films, video games, TV series, and visual effects. Maya provides tools for modeling, texturing, rigging and animating objects. The software also includes advanced simulation features like particle systems, fluid dynamics and cloth. Three decades after its initial development as an animation tool by Alias Systems Corporation it remains one of the most prominent pieces of software in the industry today.