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GenArts Releases Sapphire 4

GenArts Inc. announced the immediate availability of Sapphire Plug-ins version 4 for Autodesk compositing and editing systems.

Version 4 contains all of the visual effects and features that have established Sapphire Plug-ins as an indispensable part of the digital artist's toolkit, and introduces more than 45 innovative new effects, including: FilmDamage, FilmEffect, DeinterlaceAuto, ZDefocus, Cartoon, Light3D and TextureFlux. Many of the new plug-ins were designed to enhance the user's workflow.

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Autodesk VFX Systems Attract More Than 100 New Post Facilities

During the past six months, more than 100 additional post-production facilities around the globe have adopted Autodesk Inc.'s film and television solutions running on the Linux operating system. The Autodesk Linux-based systems provide digital artists and editors with increased speed and interactivity.

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Autodesk Launches New Extension Releases at NAB 2007

This year at NAB 2007, April 16-19 in Las Vegas, Autodesk will launch a series of extensions for its latest visual effects, editing/finishing and color grading products. These extensions are only available to subscription customers. The Systems Subscription model is designed to provide customers with more features and enhancements, more often, and with less disruption than traditional upgrade models.

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EA Licenses Autodesk HumanIK Middleware

Autodesk Inc. has licensed HumanIK middleware to Electronic Arts. Autodesk HumanIK is a customized development library that enables animated game characters to interact more realistically with digital environments. Dynamically and accurately porting animation data from the authoring environment into the game engine gives developers increased flexibility in animating the game with more realistic, realtime results.

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Autodesk Offers 3D Software Public Debuts at GDC

GDC 2007 will be the public debut of some of the newest versions of Autodesk's industry-leading 3D animation, modeling and rendering software, Autodesk Maya 8.5 and Autodesk 3ds Max 9 Extension 1: Productivity Booster. Autodesk Maya 8.5 gives artists enhanced creative control via the new Maya Nucleus unified simulation framework and Python scripting integration, enabling faster completion of complex animation and simulation tasks.

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Autodesk 3ds Max 9 Extension: Productivity Booster

Autodesk has announced 3ds Max 9 Extension: Productivity Booster. The update will enable Autodesk subscription customers to work more efficiently with more than 30 productivity enhancements in the areas of animation and Biped, rendering, UI and usability. Additionally, increased interoperability with AutoCAD 2008, AutoCAD Architecture 2008 and Revit Building 2008 will help design visualization customers share data with other architecture professionals more easily than ever before.

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Autodesk Offers VFX Solutions For Super Bowl 2007 Spots

Many of this year's memorable Super Bowl commercials were created with Autodesk Inc.'s visual effects, editing and finishing and 3D animation products. Autodesk's tools allowed post-production facilities to complete eye-catching work on tight deadlines for Budweiser, Coca-Cola, FedEx and many other advertisers.

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Autodesk Solutions Utilized This Holiday Season

Autodesk Inc.'s media and entertainment products have helped digital artists create some of this season's high profile films. Post-production facilities relied on Autodesk solutions for visual effects creation, editing and finishing, color grading and 3D animation.

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Autodesk's 3D Software Shapes Innovative Interactive Games

Autodesk Inc.'s 3D software was used to develop the GUITAR HERO II, VIVA PIÑATA (Xbox 360) and HAPPY FEET games. Leading game developers Harmonix, Rare Ltd. and A2M relied on Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya 3D animation, modeling and rendering software to create interactive virtual environments for these family-friendly games.

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First Extension Released for Autodesk Lustre 2007

Extension 1 for the Autodesk Lustre 2007 digital color grading system is now available exclusively to Lustre subscription customers. With this extension, Lustre 2007 extracts greater performance from the graphical processing unit (GPU) on Windows-based personal computers (PCs), thereby accelerating the digital grading process. By using Lustre 2007, colorists can work in parallel with Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Smoke systems users, improving collaboration and completing projects faster.

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Autodesk Solutions Spice Up 2006-2007 TV Lineup

From sizzling dramas to science fiction adventures, Autodesk Inc. Media & Ent. solutions are shaping more than 40 new and returning TV shows. Numerous post-production facilities are relying on Autodesk visual effects, editing and finishing, and 3D animation, modeling and rendering software to create captivating, future-proofed TV content.

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Autodesk to Cut 30 Jobs in Montreal to Streamline Systems Business

In response to several Montreal newspapers reporting that Autodesk will cut 30 jobs at its Montreal office in order to put greater emphasis on its 3D software products, the company released the following statement:

"Autodesk Inc. made proactive changes to its Media & Ent. systems business in order to optimize that business' performance and long-term growth. Autodesk Media & Ent. vps Marc Petit and Stig Gruman led the effort...

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Autodesk's 3D Software Drives Next-Generation Gaming Graphics

A number of this seasons most anticipated games have been created with Autodesks 3ds Max and Maya 3D animation, modeling and rendering software products.

Insomniac Games RESISTANCE: FALL OF MAN and Monolith Prods. F.E.A.R. were created with Autodesk software and are expected to become blockbuster games for Microsofts Xbox 360 and Sonys PlayStation 3 (PS3).

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Toxik 2007 Extension 1 Offered

Autodesk Inc. announced the first creative tools extension for its Autodesk Toxik 2007 software, containing advanced features for image transforms, filtering and warping. Toxik is used to create feature film visual effects, offering 2D and 3D compositing tools, integrated collaboration and the ability to manipulate high-resolution, high-dynamic range (HDR) imagery with ease. The software has been used to shape such several feature films as SILENT HILL and THE FOUNTAIN.

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Autodesk 3ds Max 9 Now Available

Autodesk 3ds Max 9 modeling, rendering and animation software is now shipping. The latest release of the 3D software provides dramatic improvements in display performance and complexity management required by next-generation production pipelines. It also includes significant rendering enhancements for architectural professionals. From the greatly expanded boundaries of the first-ever 64-bit release of 3ds Max to the newly integrated hair-styling interface, 3ds Max artists have more options, better performance, and greater flexibility than ever before.

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Latest Crop of Films Choose Autodesk 3D Tools

Autodesks 3ds Max and Maya were used extensively on this season's line-up of films. Using 3ds Max and Maya, digital artists created sophisticated 3D content for the live-action films TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY and WORLD TRADE CENTER, and also shaped the 3D-animated EVERYONE'S HERO and THE ANT BULLY.

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Autodesk Integrates AJA for Video I/O Solutions

AJA Video, a leading manufacturer of professional video interface and conversion solutions, has entered into an agreement with Autodesk. AJA's award-winning video technologies have been integrated as part of Autodesk's advanced visual effects and editing and finishing solutions, allowing the systems to tap AJA technology for input and output of SD, HD and 2K files. AJA OEM solutions are now used across the Autodesk Inferno, Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Flint visual effects systems, as well as the Autodesk Fire and Autodesk Smoke editing and finishing systems.

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Autodesk at IBC 2006

Autodesk is participating in the 2006 International Broadcasters Convention (IBC) being held in Amsterdam from Sept. 8-12. Autodesk will publicly debut new releases of its visual effects, color grading and editing/finishing systems, and showcase the recently announced versions of its 3D animation, modeling and rendering products.

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LucasArts, ILM, Autodesk Join ADAPT 2006 Conference in Montreal

LucasArts, Industrial Light & Magic and Autodesk will participate in to the ADAPT 2006 digital art production techniques conference taking place on Sept. 23-24 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Montreal.

Our goal is to create an environment where art can be studied, discussed and enjoyed. It is heartwarming to see the support and trust from the industry in what is only our first edition, said Digital 04 Studios co-founder Emile Ghorayeb.

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Autodesk Offers New Versions of VFX and Editing Systems

Autodesk Inc. launched new versions of its visual effects and editing systems: Autodesk Inferno 2007, Autodesk Flame 2007, Autodesk Flint 2007, Autodesk Fire 2007 and Autodesk Smoke 2007. Focusing on connectivity and productivity, these latest versions streamline workflow and provide artists with more time for creativity. The products, which have been used to create noteworthy content for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN'S CHEST, X-MEN: THE LAST STAND and LADY IN THE WATER, will be showcased in Amsterdam at the International Broadcasters Convention (IBC), Autodesk stand 7-420, from Sept.

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Autodesk Area Portal Goes Live

Autodesk Media & Ent.s new community portal, Area (, is now live. The site is intended to be a centralized repository of content created using Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max animation, modeling and rendering software; Autodesk MotionBuilder character animation software; or Autodesk VIZ 3D modeling, rendering and presentation software. To foster collaboration and networking within the industry, content on the Area is intended to be generated by the community, and supported by Autodesk.