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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.

Headline News Autodesk At SIGGRAPH 2008

At SIGGRAPH 2008, Autodesk (Booth #501) will showcase the most recent releases of its 3D solutions and compositing applications, as well as the latest versions of the recently acquired Autodesk ImageModeler and Autodesk Stitcher software. In addition, Autodesk is holding a series of special events including MasterClasses, an Autodesk FBX Technical Talk, international product demonstrations, an education summit for 3D instructors and more.

Headline News Elemental 3 -- The World's Best Autodesk Art

The ELEMENTAL series showcases the world's best digital artwork created with Autodesk software. ELEMENTAL 3 is packed with exciting imagery from Autodesk customers with a strong emphasis on architectural and design visualization. For the first time in an ELEMENTAL title, Autodesk Maya and Autodesk Mudbox artwork are also included.

Headline News Experience Smoke 2009 And Flame 2009 Road Show

Experience the latest versions of Autodesk Smoke 2009 and Autodesk Flame 2009 software at the Autodesk Asia Pacific Systems 2009 Roadshow, where they will demonstrate the 2009 releases featuring:

--Batch FX the new procedural timeline compositing workflow in Smoke--New creative batch nodes in Smoke and Flame--Expanded format support, including direct ingest of Panasonic P2 media files--Improvements to 3D tracking in Flame-Standard file system performance optimizations

Headline News Autodesk Debuts Korean Version Of 3ds Max Software

Autodesk today began shipping a Korean version of Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 and Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009 software. To meet the needs of a growing 3-D community in Korea, this version offers a translated user interface, as well as Korean product documentation and training materials. 3ds Max 2009 and 3ds Max Design 2009 software are also available in French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese and English.

Headline News 2008 Autodesk SIGGRAPH Show Reel

2008 Autodesk SIGGRAPH Show ReelDeadline: July 11, 2008

Show off your latest and greatest animation and vfx work. Submissions for the 2008 Autodesk SIGGRAPH Show Reel are now being accepted. Submit your most recent shorts, spots, game cinematics, music videos, films, or anything created using Autodesk tools, including 3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, Combustion, Toxik, Inferno, Flame, Flint, Smoke and Lustre for a chance at having your work shown to thousands of people in the industry.

Headline News Autodesk Acquires Assets of REALVIZ

Autodesk Inc. today announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of REALVIZ S.A., the privately held developer of image-based content creation software. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headline News Digital Musings From the Editor:

Today, Autodesk announced the acquisition of assets from REALVIZ, the developer of image-based content creation software, including flagship Stitcher and ImageModeler programs. And VFXWORLD brings you an exclusive interview with Marc Petit, Autodesk Media & Ent. SVP, who discusses the significance of the deal along with the just completed acquisition of Paris-based Kynogon, the privately held maker of Kynapse AI middleware. Meanwhile, Tom McLean gets the scoop from ILM and The Orphanage on IRON MAN, the first blockbuster of the summer.

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Headline News Autodesk Helps Grow Postproduction And Broadcast Businesses

In an increasingly competitive market, broadcasters and post-production facilities are differentiating and growing their businesses by investing in Autodesk's visual effects and finishing solutions.

These solutions provide digital artists and editors with the professional tools necessary to quickly produce high-value content. Facilities that have benefitted from recent purchases of Autodesk systems include BSkyB, Sight Entertainment, Mere Mortals, E3 Post and Channel 4.


Headline News Autodesk Details For NAB 2008

Autodesk will showcase its latest visual effects, finishing, color grading and animation solutions for film, television and commercial post-production at NAB.

At the Autodesk booth # SL1420, show attendees will have the opportunity to see demonstrations of the following solutions:

--Autodesk Flame software for visual effects systems.

-- Autodesk Smoke software for finishing systems.

Headline News Okino Ships Certified Autodesk Systems

Okino Computer Graphics, a leading provider and pioneer of data translation solutions to the DCC/Animation and enterprise Fortune 1000 markets, announced today that its currently shipping software products have received the "Autodesk Inventor 2009 Certification."

Okino has been a registered Autodesk developer since 1995 and has been shipping this completely robust and error free Autodesk Inventor conversion pipeline since Inventor v5.

Headline News Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 and Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009 Now Shipping

Autodesk today began shipping two new versions of 3ds Max, its leading 3D modeling, animation and rendering software.

In February 2008 the company first announced 3ds Max 2009 software for entertainment professionals, and 3ds Max Design 2009 software, a tailored 3D application for architects, designers and visualization specialists.

Key features in 3ds Max 2009 and 3ds Max Design 2009 include:

--New Reveal rendering toolset, which streamlines iterative workflows.

Headline News Autodesk Developers Win Oscar

Autodesk announced today that developers of its Autodesk Maya Fluid Effects System have been awarded Technical Achievement Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Maya Fluid Effects System allows digital artists to create realistic animation of liquids and gases, using novel simulation techniques for accuracy and speed, as well as a unique scripting language for working with volumetric data.

Headline News Autodesk Reduces Price for Maya Unlimited

Autodesk announced today they are lowering the price for Autodesk Maya Unlimited 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software.

Autodesk also announced Maya 2008 Extension 2 software, which provides enhanced creative control over polygon modeling and UV texturing, as well as significant improvements to the Maya Muscle tool set.

Maya Unlimited contains everything offered in Maya Complete software, plus innovations such as Maya Fluid Effects, Maya nCloth, Maya Hair, Maya Fur, and Maya Live.

Pricing for Autodesk Maya Complete remains unchanged.

Headline News Autodesk Launches 3ds Max Ent. Software, Introduces 3ds Max Design 2009

At its annual World Press Days event, Autodesk announced two new versions of its Autodesk 3ds Max modeling, animation and rendering software -- the leading asset creation tool for game development. The company launched Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 software for entertainment professionals, and debuted 3ds Max Design 2009 software, a tailored 3D application for architects, designers and visualization specialists.

Headline News Super Bowl XLII Tackled with Autodesk Solutions

More than 30 Super Bowl XLII TV spots for Bridgestone, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, FedEx and other advertisers were created using Autodesk technology. Autodesk's visual effects, editing/ finishing and 3D modeling, animation and rendering software were used to deliver CG imagery, including digital animals and environments.

Headline News Autodesk Wins National TV Academy Awards for 3ds Max & Maya

At the 59th Annual Technology and Engineering Awards, held last night (Jan. 7) in Las Vegas, Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya software were honored for Visual Digital Content Creation Tools and Their Impact in the Gaming category. Now in its fourth year, this category award recognizes breakthroughs in the gaming world.

Headline News Autodesk Helps Unwrap Holiday Films

Autodesk software solutions helped to shape more than 25 films for this holiday season. From golden quests to untamed landscapes, Autodesk technology was used to create complex digital characters, environments and visual effects, and to digitally color grade this season's hottest films.

Facilities that relied on Autodesk solutions include Sony Pictures Imageworks, Framestore CFC, Rainmaker UK, Luma Pictures Inc. and EFILM, a division of Deluxe Laboratories Inc.

Headline News Softimage Launches Alienbrain 8.1

Softimage Co. released Alienbrain 8.1, a free upgrade for its digital asset management system, which expands OS and application support. By offering deep integration with popular digital content creation applications such as Adobe Photoshop CS3, SOFTIMAGE|XSI 6.5, Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max, Alienbrain 8.1 provides an artist-centric system that manages assets for a streamlined and efficient games, film and post-production workflow.

Key new features include:

* Expanded support for operating systems:* Microsoft Windows Vista

Headline News Autodesk Holds Ninth Annual 3December Events

From Dec. 3-7, Autodesk will hold its 3December events to celebrate 3D artists and their creations. For the ninth consecutive year, these events will provide Autodesk 3D software users with the opportunity to share their work, learn and network.

Headline News Autodesk Launches Combustion 2008

Autodesk Inc. announced Autodesk Combustion 2008 software, the latest version of its desktop compositing and visual effects solution. Combustion offers digital media artists an easy-to-use interface, non-destructive workflow and extensive toolset. It has been used on the Juicy Fruit ANT commercial by Asylum Visual Effects, the Target ANTHEM ad by Brand New School, and by Zoic Studio on the JOURNEYMAN TV show.

Headline News Autodesk Completes Acquisition of Skymatter

Autodesk has completed the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Skymatter Ltd., the New Zealand-based, privately held developer of Mudbox 3D modeling software. Terms of the transaction, originally announced on Aug. 6, were not disclosed.