Autodesk's New Flare VFX Software Soars

At IBC 2009-Autodesk, Inc. announced strong sales worldwide for Autodesk Flare visual effects software and launched Extension 1 for Flare 2010 software (announced separately).

Press Release by Autodesk:

Amsterdam (Sept. 10, 2009)  -- At IBC 2009-Autodesk, Inc. announced strong sales worldwide for Autodesk Flare visual effects software and launched Extension 1 for Flare 2010 software (announced separately). First introduced at the National Association of Broadcasters 2009 Convention (NAB) in April 2009 Flare already has already been adopted by many customers who are using the Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Inferno visual effects systems. The software-only application shares the Flame and Inferno creative toolset and is an integral part of the Autodesk solution to bridge the gap between 2D and 3D.

Customers have used Flare along with Flame to shape television commercials such as campaigns for the Orbitz travel site and the anti-tobacco educational Truth campaign as well as an Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America public service announcement. Post magazine selected Flare as one of five products for a POST PICKS, an honor awarded to products that represent "the best of the best at NAB," as selected by a team of industry professionals.

Flare is designed for creative tasks: interactive design, advanced graphics and compositing as well as support tasks: rotoscoping, retouching and project setup. Flare uses the Flame/Inferno Batch compositing environment and is designed to facilitate five areas of digital entertainment creation: creative collaboration, compatibility, affordability, flexibility and artist development.

About Autodesk:Autodesk, Inc. is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art Digital Prototyping solutions to help customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation. For additional information about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com.

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