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Headline News First Animated Muppets Made with Autodesk Softimage Software

By Matt Kapko | Tuesday, November 10, 2009 at 8:02am

For the first time, a 3D animated series is part of the "Sesame Street" television program. The program's 40th anniversary season debuted today, including computer-generated (CG) segments delivered by SpeakeasyFX and made with Autodesk Softimage software from Autodesk, Inc.

Headline News Autodesk Technology Featured on This Season's Most-Watched TV

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 9, 2009 at 9:15am

Post-production houses regularly turn to digital entertainment creation software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), to help bring movie-like visual effects into millions of homes in this season's most-watched television programs.

Headline News Imagi's "Astro Boy" Leaps onto Movie Screens with Autodesk Maya Software

By Matt Kapko | Monday, November 9, 2009 at 8:27am

The newly released animated film "Astro Boy" brings the iconic Japanese manga character to movie theaters. Filmmaker Imagi International Holdings Limited (HKEx: 585) created "Astro Boy" with Autodesk Maya software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK).

Headline News Autodesk Expands Options for Mac Users

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), a leader in 2D and 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, and Parallels, a worldwide leader in virtualization and automation software, announced that they have signed an agreement to make Parallels Desktop for Mac Autodesk's preferred Mac virtualization software.

Headline News MotionBuilder 2010 Real-Time 3D Characters

At SIGGRAPH 2009, Autodesk, Inc. announced a new version of its real-time 3D character animation software - Autodesk MotionBuilder 2010. This latest release offers faster overall performance, productivity-enhancing animation workflows and expanded real-time physics capabilities. MotionBuilder has been used to create numerous entertainment projects, including BEOWULF, GEARS OF WAR 2, SHAUN WHITE SNOWBOARDING and RESISTANCE 2.

Headline News China's Post-Production Training Center Equipped with Autodesk Solutions

Press Release from Autodesk

Shanghai, CHINA, July 28, 2009 -- The Animation Public Technical Service Platform of Shanghai (APTSP) has created China's first post-production training center, to grow high-end animation and post-production public services, train local talent and showcase innovative technology. APTSP offers complete, data-centric workflows that include Autodesk, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: ADSK) Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Inferno visual effects systems, Autodesk Smoke editorial finishing system, and Autodesk Lustre digital color-grading system.

Headline News Autodesk's SIGGRAPH 2009 Events

Press Release from Autodesk

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., July 23, 2009 - At SIGGRAPH 2009 in New Orleans, Autodesk will showcase its latest Digital Entertainment Creation solutions and demonstrate how studios can make the creative process a more interactive, collaborative and efficient experience. The company will host a number of live events including Tech Talks and presentations on new and upcoming projects, such as "9" and "Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning."

Headline News Autodesk Leverages NVIDIA GPU Computing to Bolster Moldflow Software Performance

Press Release from Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced that it has significantly increased the performance of the latest release of Autodesk Moldflow Insight 2010, part of its software suite for plastics injection molding, by further leveraging cutting-edge GPU technology from NVIDIA Corporation.

Headline News Autodesk Adds Significant New Benefits to Assistance Program

Press Release from Autodesk

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., June 10, 2009 - With more than 4,600 participants in the Autodesk Assistance Program and more than 5,000 product downloads to date, Autodesk is announcing significant additions to the program announced six weeks ago. The program was designed to help displaced workers in the architecture, engineering, design and manufacturing industries maintain and develop their 3D design technology skills and help improve their employability in a down economy.

Headline News Autodesk Flare Adopted Around the Globe

Press Release from Autodesk, Inc.

San Rafael, June 9, 2009 - Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has announced that its new Autodesk Flare visual effects software -- launched just one month ago -- has been licensed by five post-production companies across three continents. Flare is a creative companion to Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Inferno visual effects and compositing software.

Headline News Autodesk Launches New Version of the AREA

Press Release from Autodesk, Inc.

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., June 3, 2009 -- Autodesk, Inc., has launched a new version of the AREA -- the company's online digital entertainment and visualization community. This version provides a more customizable user experience and makes it faster and easier to find and share content. The AREA is also now compatible with all standard browsers running on the Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems.

Headline News Alioscopy Autostereoscopic 3-D Displays Join Autodesk Gallery and Showrooms

Press Release from Alioscopy USA

SAN FRANCISCO -- Alioscopy USA, a 3D visualization technology provider, today announced that its innovative 42" LCD autostereoscopic 3D display is now a part of the design collection in the prestigious Autodesk Gallery at One Market in San Francisco, California. Built to celebrate the design process of its customers, the Autodesk Gallery at One Market features more than 20 different exhibits that highlight the vast range of inspiring designs, from cathedrals to giant LEGO dinosaurs.

Headline News 3Dconnexion Announces Support for Autodesk 3ds Max 2010

Press Release from 3Dconnexion

3Dconnexion's line of 3D mice is now supported by AutoCAD 2010 and Autodesk Inventor 2010 software, giving design engineers added control over the enhanced 3D design capabilities offered in the latest platforms. Using 3Dconnexion 3D mice, professionals can interact more intuitively with new features in Autodesk 3D environments such as the free-form design tools in AutoCAD 2010 and fly-through navigation in Autodesk Inventor 2010, improving overall workflows and design performance.

Headline News Autodesk Offers Free Render-Quality Vegetation Content for 3ds Max

Press Release from Autodesk, Inc.

SAN FRANCISCO, April 30, 2009 -- Architects and designers now have access to 100 species of Xfrog plants and trees that can be easily integrated into digital worlds and environments created with Autodesk 3ds Max Design modeling, animation and rendering software. This render-quality, highly realistic content -- developed by botanical experts from around the world -- is available for free download from the Autodesk Seek web service.

Headline News Autodesk Kynapse Middleware Licensed for America's Army 3 Computer Game

Press Release from Autodesk, Inc.

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 28 -- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) has announced that the U.S. Army has licensed Autodesk Kynapse artificial intelligence (AI) middleware for the AMERICA'S ARMY 3 computer game. Kynapse will help to enhance game play in the new title by providing AI to various classes of non-player characters (NPCs). NPCs are characters that are not controlled by the individual playing the computer game. AMERICA'S ARMY 3 will be released in 2009.

Headline News Autodesk Mudbox 2009 Now Available for the Mac

Press Release from Autodesk

Autodesk has announced that Mudbox 2009 for the Mac is now available. Designed by professional artists in the film, game, and design industries, Mudbox 2009 combines a highly intuitive interface with a powerful toolset of stencils and brushes for creating ultra-realistic 3D characters, environments and props. The software gives artists the freedom to create 3D digital artwork as if they were working with clay and paint.

Headline News Autodesk NAB Show News: Smoke & Mirrors London First to Adopt Flare

Press Release from Autodesk

Within the first hour of NAB 2009, Smoke & Mirrors London purchased two seats of Autodesk Flare -- the new software-only creative companion to Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Inferno visual effects systems.

Smoke & Mirrors are adding Flare to their arsenal of Autodesk products, which includes:

-- Autodesk Flame visual effects system-- Autodesk Smoke editorial finishing and visual effects system-- Autodesk Toxik compositing and visual effects software

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