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Headline News Autodesk Technology Brings Magic Mirror to Life For Shrek

In the new Broadway hit SHREK THE MUSICAL, DreamWorks Animation is relying on Autodesk's 3D character animation technology. A customized system based on Autodesk MotionBuilder software is being used to generate a digital face in the Magic Mirror, which speaks to Lord Farquaad in real-time for every show.

Headline News Autodesk to Cut 10 Percent of Work Force

Autodesk has announced they will cut 750 jobs, or about 10 percent of their staff, according to wire reports.

A release on iStockAnalyst said Autodesk will "consolidate certain facilities as part of a plan to reduce operating expenses."

The initiatives are in addition to the ongoing actions previously announced that include a hiring freeze, business travel restrictions, and other reductions in its operating expenses.

Headline News Autodesk Games Show Reel Call for Submissions

Looking to show off your company's talent? Be part of the Autodesk Games Show Reel 2009!

Submit your recent video-game cinematics, trailers, in-game sequences, or animations created with any or a combination of the following Autodesk animation products: 3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, Kynapse, HumanIK, and Softimage|XSI software.

Headline News Foundry Slashes Sparks Prices as Autodesk Revokes License

The Foundry has significantly reduced prices on plug-ins for Autodesk advanced systems, as it is no longer part of the Autodesk Authorized Developer Network program and can no longer guarantee continued development or support.

The decision follows notification by Autodesk that it will not renew its development license with The Foundry, citing competitive issues. The decision ends Autodesk's 12-year development relationship with The Foundry and its users.

Headline News Autodesk Announces Three New Software Releases for the Mac

To coincide with the annual Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, Autodesk, Inc. announced Tuesday that it has expanded its portfolio of Macintosh 2D and 3D software tools for entertainment, multimedia and design professionals.

Headline News Autodesk Helps Shape Top Games, Films of 2008

Across multiple movie genres and filmmaking techniques, this year's holiday blockbuster movies demonstrate the wide-range of entertainment that is shaped with Autodesk software. Filmmakers are using Autodesk's animation, visual effects and color grading tools to enhance their creative process and enable sophisticated storytelling.

Headline News Autodesk Exhibits at SIGGRAPH Asia 2008

Autodesk, Inc. will be exhibiting at SIGGRAPH Asia conference and exhibition, held in Singapore, Dec. 10-13, 2008. The inaugural conference is expected to be the region's largest computer graphics event.

Headline News Autodesk Celebrates CG Community with 3December Events

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 26, 2008 at 12:00am

From December 1-5 Autodesk will host a series of 3December events to celebrate 3D artists and their work. For the tenth consecutive year, these events provide Autodesk 3D software users with the opportunity to share their art, learn and network with their peers. 3December 2008 will include 3D art contests, live events in numerous cities around the world, and a virtual celebration on Autodesk's online user community -- the AREA.

Headline News Autodesk Software Shapes India's First Mainstream 3-D Animated Film

Indian animation and visual effects house Visual Computing Labs (VCL), a division of Tata Elxsi, used Autodesk Maya software as the lead 3-D modeling, animation and visual effects tool on ROADSIDE ROMEO. VCL also relied on the Autodesk Flame visual effects system to create the film, while Prime Focus used the Autodesk Lustre system for the final color grade.

A joint production of Yash Raj Films and Walt Disney Pictures, ROADSIDE ROMEO is India's first 3-D animated mainstream feature film, as well as the first Hollywood-Bollywood co-production.

Headline News House, True Blood, Bones, CSI, Californication Shaped With Autodesk Tools

This year's fall television schedule features content created with the full range of Autodesk's entertainment solutions. From MAD MEN and SONS OF ANARCHY; to NCIS, ENTOURAGE, SMALLVILLE, PUSHING DAISIES and STARGATE: ATLANTIS; TV programs are advancing creativity through Autodesk Media & Entertainment technology.

Headline News Autodesk's Softimage Takeover Complete

Autodesk has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Softimage -- a developer of 3D technology for the film, television and games markets -- for approximately $35 million. On October 23, 2008, Autodesk announced it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire Softimage from Avid Technology.

Headline News Autodesk Monster Mash Bash

Orlando-area Autodesk users are invited Wednesday evening, October 29 for an informative and fun-packed Halloween event located at The Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows, hosted by Profile East, Inc. and Autodesk, Inc.

Autodesk will be showing version 2009 releases of Autodesk's Maya, 3DS Max, MotionBuilder and Mudbox while entertaining you and your associates Halloween-party style.

Headline News Autodesk Introduces Digital Stone Exhibition to China

Digital Stone, a contemporary art exhibition touring three cities in China, has opened at the Today Art Museum in Beijing. The exhibit, sponsored by Autodesk, features the work of four American stone sculptors who use 3D software to create sculpture and represent the surprising intersection of art and technology.

Headline News Autodesk Technology Helps Shape The Summer's Hottest Films

Autodesk, Inc.'s entertainment software helped leading studios create many of the summer's most popular films. Autodesk software was used throughout digital film pipelines, from pre-visualization and virtual cinematography to mastering and final animation.

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Headline News Autodesk Announces Lustre 2009 Digital Color Grading System

Autodesk, Inc. has announced the Autodesk Lustre 2009 digital color grading system and Autodesk Incinerator 2009, the real-time system accelerator for Lustre. The Lustre system has helped shape the look of hundreds of films and TV series, including: INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL, THE INCREDIBLE HULK, IRON MAN, CASUALTY, PLANET EARTH and GALAPAGOS. Lustre 2009 will be showcased at Autodesk booth #7-D21 during the International Broadcasters Convention 2008 in Amsterdam's RAI Convention Center, September 12-16.

Headline News Autodesk Introduces Extensions For Its Visual Effects and Finishing Systems

Autodesk, Inc. has announced extensions for the Autodesk Smoke 2009 finishing effects system, and the 2009 versions of Autodesk Inferno, Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Flint visual effects systems.

Headline News Autodesk Technology At The Beijing Olympics

Autodesk's entertainment and design software was used to create cutting-edge content for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Leading digital content creators relied on Autodesk technology to deliver Olympic projects as diverse as stadium visualizations and mascot design, to broadcast graphics and commercials for global brands.

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Headline News Autodesk Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary Of Maya 3D Entertainment Software

From Yoda and Gollum, to King Kong and The Hulk, many of the most memorable digital creatures and characters were born in Autodesk Maya software. Celebrate Maya software's 10-year anniversary with Autodesk.

Visit http://area.autodesk.com/maya_anniversary to learn more about how the software was used to create some of the past decade's favorite films, games, TV shows and commercials.

Headline News Autodesk Announces Recipients Of Masters Awards

Autodesk congratulates the recipients of this year's Autodesk Masters awards: Paul Neale, Dario Passariello, Andrea Maiolo and Piyush Patel. Through this annual program, Autodesk recognizes exceptional Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya software artists and technical specialists whose work and dedication have significantly contributed to the advancement of computer graphics. The 2008 Autodesk Masters were announced Tuesday on Autodesk's AREA community website.

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Headline News Autodesk Launches Animation Academy 2009 For Secondary Schools

Autodesk has launched Animation Academy 2009, the latest version of its visual communications offering for secondary schools worldwide. The six-part curriculum introduces students to 3D animation and visual effects technology while immersing them in core academic subjects such as science, math, language and arts. For the first time, Animation Academy includes Autodesk Mudbox digital sculpting software and Autodesk MotionBuilder character animation software, along with the Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Maya modeling, animation and rendering software.

Headline News New Immersion Products At SIGGRAPH

Touch feedback technology developer Immersion Corporation today announced four new products and services for the motion capture (mocap) and animation industries. Attendees of SIGGRAPH 2008 will see the new offerings in booth 1422 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, August 12-14, 2008.

Headline News Autodesk 2009 Software Announcements From SIGGRAPH

Autodesk unveiled a plethora of new software for 2009, including Maya, MotionBuilder, Toxik, Stitcher Unlimited and Image Modeler, at SIGGRAPH on Monday evening.

Autodesk Announces 10-Year Anniversary Release of Maya Software

Headline News Autodesk Intros Mudbox 2009

Autodesk will release Autodesk Mudbox 2009 software for 3D modelers and texture artists working on entertainment and design projects this October. Mudbox combines an intuitive user interface with a powerful toolset for creating highly-detailed 3D models. The software gives artists the freedom to create without worrying about technical details. Mudbox has shaped characters in blockbuster movies and games, including JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH, THE MIST and MASS EFFECT.

Headline News Autodesk Releases 3ds Max And 3ds Max 2009 Extensions

The first extension release for Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 and Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009 software is now available to Autodesk Subscription customers. The Creativity Extension includes new particle effects capabilities, designed to help artists increase the realism of their work. The extension will also allow artists, designers, and visualization specialists incorporate audio and sound effects into their animated scenes, and quickly optimize highly detailed 3D models from digital sculpting applications, such as Autodesk Mudbox software.

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