Meet Adeel Maya, who is Pakistan’s top CG artist, Animator, Rigger and all in one Technical Director. He is no undoubtedly a one-man army in the digital realm. He was ahead of his time as he entered the digital world 15 years ago when there were no such tech platforms in the country. He took inspiration from the movie Final Fantasy: The Spirit Within, which was based on Computer graphics and Photorealistic animation. So, Adeel Maya didn’t just enjoy the movie but become a part of the next mega animation projects. People have either heard his name or seen his projects.
His most popular projects include Burka Avenger, an animated series that is a Peabody Award winner as well as a nominee for many international awards such as the Emmy Awards 2014. He worked as a Technical Director, Character TD, Rendering TD, and Animator in the making of this series. Not only this he is lucky enough to hit many more majors such as in Quaid Say Baateien he showed his remarkable skills as the Head of Productions, Technical Director, Lead Animator, and Light Rendering TD. The list continues to his projects from beyond the borders.
Internationally, he worked in the most renowned video game Clash of Clans. Not only this he is moving so fast that he is working with international projects that are Metaverse and NFT based. Talking of this, let us just reveal the interesting story behind his name Adeel Maya. This is not just any other Maya but the AutoDesk Maya software. During his 3 months long internship, he worked so well and showed his talent in just the initial month that his Art Director started calling him Maya and everyone else stayed with it.
However, the journey toward success is not like a walk in a park. Through his consistency and knowledge of upcoming trends, he has set his mark in this technical era. As he said in one of his interviews that he values the worth of hard work more than the money. Being a Visionary Tech artist he is also a mentor to many. Now his child Zynda Studios is becoming home to animated games and an IT training institute for emerging talents. Besides clients-based games, they are developing their own games as well. Adeel’s vision is bigger than just his individual success, he aims to provide a platform for Pakistan’s youth who want to grow in any digital field. So, at the training center, he allows beginners to polish their skills after completing their courses under his mentorship.
In a nutshell, Adeel Maya is an aesthetic creator who knows his way into the metaverse. He is just like a classic artist who loves to show himself through his art. Artists are immortal as their names and legacy continue to grow through their work. After all the milestones and achievements he has the mindset to never cease the learning process. This is the reason that he has many labels after his name as a best CGI Artist/Trainer, Technical Director, Art Director, Animator, and many more. The future is digital and he is a gem for the industry.