Explore software extensibility with the OpenMaya and Python APIs

Autodesk Maya® provides an API to automate repetitive tasks and extend core software functionality, like customization of 3D modeling, animation, visual effects, rendering, and more—with C++, Python, and .NET supported. The SDK provides extensive functionality and code samples, as well as documentation to help get you started developing with the API.

SDKs and tools


Documentation and SDK samples

Learn more about Maya API through the documents and samples found in Maya devkit. As of Maya 2016, the devkit has been distributed separately. The C++ headers and library continue to be installed with Maya.

Find the Maya customization documentation here.

View the general product support information from the Maya Knowledge Network.

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Code samples

Community and support

Whether you're an experienced Maya user or just starting out, this is a good place to ask questions, share tips, connect, and learn from others.