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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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.
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.
Autodesk 3ds Max Masters 2008
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Autodesk's SVP Marc Petit talks to Bill Desowitz exclusively about the strategy behind his company's recent acquisitions.
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.
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.
Ryan Lesser tests the new 3ds Max 2009 and is pleasantly surprised at how useful the new tools are, even for a humble game developer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.