AI Generation in Maya

Clean uninstall guide (recommended if you have one of the previous versions installed)
Installation Guide

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Mandala (Tibetan: དཀྱིལ་འཁོར།) A traditional painting made from colored sand. Once complete, Mandalas are dismantled, reflecting the traditional Buddhist belief in the transitory nature of material life.

Mandala implements Stable Diffusion and other AI tools inside Maya.

  • Most of Stable Diffusion functionalities (controlnet v1.1, img2img, depth2img…)
  • AI image editing tools (image filters, segmentation, etc)
  • Create clean 3D models from images in a few clicks.
  • Create textures using AI.
  • Does not rely on external software (like automatic 1111)
  • 2D AI Image editing tools

Latest update: V2.4

Upgraded the diffusers library
Faster downloads
Refactored and cleaner code
UI bug fixes


1. Integration in Maya

Arnold Aovs are directly fed into Stable Diffusion. Canny edges, Hough lines, Sobel edges, and Openpose-style joints are also automatically rendered and used as input to condition Controlnet and Depth2img, in just a few clicks.

2. ControlNet

Use ControlNet to turn basic 3D models into awesome, fully lit, textured images in 3 clicks. No complex setup, no connection to make manually, and no external software to run!

3. Depth2Img

Like ControlNet, Depth2Img uses a depth pass to generate anything you want. It’s amazing for concept art, making quick textures, experimental stuff, etc.

4. Texture Generator

Generate tileable, high-res texture maps with normal maps out of a simple prompt!

5. Camera Mapping

Mandala includes an advanced, layered camera mapping function that takes into account the camera occlusion and its frustum to create masks! This makes it super-easy to texture assets using AI.

6. Model Manager

Fully featured ML model manager. Add any model from the awesome or and try exciting new things on-the-fly!

7.Prompt Editor

Craft your prompts in an un-cluttered, no-nonsense UI, with spell checking, history & presets.

8. Render View Editor

A Maya-style render view allows you to save images and settings with ease – in my tests, it’s actually faster than Maya’s original Renderview!

9. Inpainting

The good old region renders now in-paints the image to make corrections.

10. Render Animations

Make cool experimental animations! Batch rendering doesn’t work yet, but render animation does. It even saves all your settings along with the PNG files so you can re-use them later!