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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 AWN Discussion Forums - What's New? for Nov. 24, 2008

This week in AWN's Forums, a newbie to animation wants to know the best 2D animation programs. Discussion continues on the aspect ratio on animation software. A member wants to know the best way to set up a Flash movie for eventual broadcast or screening. Have some advice on becoming a voiceover actor? A member is looking for advice. Help out a member choosing which 3D software to use for a feature film. A junior at the Savannah College of Art and Design is looking for a summer internship. Got some cool links to Christmas animation? Post them now!

Headline News Okino New Partner In AGI's STK Software

After 10 years of collaborative activity, AGI Affiliated Product Partner Okino Computer Graphics announced that a secondary, complementary data conversion pipeline in Okino's PolyTrans|CAD (using the COLLADA format) gives STK users the ability to evaluate the new COLLADA model import (beta) capability of AGI's STK software. For over ten years Okino has been a primary provider of cost effective and robust 3D data translation software to STK users around the globe.

Headline News NVIDIA Announces Strategic Partnership With MotionDSP

NVIDIA Corporation has formed a strategic partnership with MotionDSP, an emerging leader in digital video software applications and a new NVIDIA CUDA ecosystem partner. MotionDSP relies heavily on the computation power of NVIDIA CUDA technology to accelerate its breakthrough video enhancement software that significantly improves the visual quality of consumer-created videos.

Headline News NVIDIA CUDA 2.0 Released To Production

NVIDIA Corporation has announced the production release of CUDA 2.0, the latest version of its C language programming environment for GPUs that enables software developers to tap into the massively parallel architecture of the GPU for the acceleration of complex computational problems.

This latest production release of the CUDA software suite includes support for 32 and 64-bit Windows Vista and Mac OS X as well as 3D textures and hardware interpolation to increase the efficiency of applications such as medical volume reconstruction and oil and gas seismic computing.

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 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 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 e-on Software To Preview Vue 7 Professional Solutions At SIGGRAPH 2008

e-on software, makers of Vue, a solution for natural 3D environments, will be showcasing key new features for Vue 7 (scheduled for release later this year) in Los Angeles, during SIGGRAPH, August 12-14, 2008, at booth 1129.

Headline News New Maya Plug-in, Mocap Wireless Glove and Synchronization Software At SIGGRAPH

Immersion Corporation, manufacturer of 3D and motion capture hardware and software, will be demonstrating its latest offerings at SIGGRAPH 2008 in Los Angeles, August 12-14. Immersion's products help speed 3D modeling, motion capture, and animation workflows -- resulting in more cost-effective and higher quality productions.

The new products to be featured in booth 1422 are:

MicroScribe Connections for Maya Plug-in

Headline News Tweak Software's RV Adopted By Lucasfilm

Tweak Software, developers of RV, the image and sequence viewer for animation and visual effects, announced that Lucasfilm Ltd. has selected RV as its playback tool of choice. RV will replace Loupe, the legendary playback software originally developed at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), and used at sister companies Lucasfilm Animation, Lucasfilm Animation Singapore, and LucasArts.

Headline News Softimage Announces SOFTIMAGE|XSI 7 Software

Softimage will release SOFTIMAGE|XSI 7, the latest version of its professional 3-D animation software for games, film and television in Q3 2008. SOFTIMAGE|XSI 7 software will introduce a transformative open platform called ICE, designed to capture the infinitely creative vision of content producers.

Headline News Tweak Software Launches RV Playback Software

Tweak Software is releasing RV, the company's first commercially available software package. RV is a highly customizable cross-platform image and sequence viewer that is capable of playing back uncompressed film resolution clips.

Free downloadable trial versions of the software are available upon request at

RV is a real-time, film resolution, high-dynamic-range image and sequence viewer for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The application can play back uncompressed film resolution sequences, and includes native support for stereo 3-D.

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 NVIDIA Gelato Pro GPU-Powered Rendering Software Now Freely Available

NVIDIA Gelato Pro 2.2 rendering software, NVIDIA's advanced GPU-accelerated rendering software for professionals, is available as a no-cost download at

Well suited for rendering of 3D digital content and design, Gelato Pro software now replaces the basic version of Gelato software, which was previously available directly from NVIDIA.

Headline News Luxology Sponsors Free Training Session, Nominated For fmx Award

Luxology, an independent technology company developing next-generation 3D content creation software, will host a training seminar entitled "modo 302 Software for High Quality 3D Content Production" at fmx/08.

The session will feature Luxology's Learning Tools Division Manager, Andy Brown, and will focus on rapidly creating a concept vehicle using modo. Free to all fmx/08 attendees, the modo 302 training session will take place on Monday, May 5 from 5-6 p.m. in the Heilbronn Room at the Haus der Wirtschaft in Stuttgart. For more information, visit

Headline News AJA Announces RED Support For KONA

In an effort to optimize support for RED Digital Cinema workflows in post production, AJA Video is adding RED-specific video outputs for some of the unique frame sizes that the REDALERT and REDCINE software applications can produce.

This additional support for RED will be included in the version 6.0 software driver for the award-winning KONA 3 video card. The version 6.0 software update will be a free upgrade for KONA 3 users, and will be available for download in late May 2008.

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 Disney Interactive Acquires China-Based Software Developer

Disney Interactive Studios today announced an agreement to acquire Gamestar, one of China's leading independent video game software developers.

With locations in Shanghai and Wuhan, Gamestar has a six-year track record producing high quality art and technology solutions for interactive entertainment software development. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Headline News Luxology Releases New Version of 3D Content Creation Software

Luxology announced the immediate availability of modo 302, the newest version of its award-winning, artist-friendly 3D content creation software.

Free for registered modo 301 customers, modo 302 adds new natural lighting capabilities, additional layered Photoshop file support, an animation Track View, new modeling tools and numerous other enhancements.

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 Viva La France: Maxon Documents Go French

Documentation for Maxon Computer's CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D software packages is now available in French, the company announced Thursday.

The integrated context-sensitive help system, consisting 3,200 pages filled with detailed information, has been localized for all French-speaking customers.

The complete French language packet can be downloaded for free from the Download section at

The new context-sensitive help system makes learning and using CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D even easier.

Headline News Deal for StateShift Announced

Conspiracy Entertainment Holdings, a developer, publisher and marketer of interactive entertainment software in North America and Western Europe, announced Tuesday that it has a publishing deal with Engine Software, a game developer based in the Netherlands, regarding the release of its STATESHIFT video game title in the American territories, including North and South America, and Mexico.

Headline News Power Integration Tour for Maxon

MAXON Computer, the developers of CINEMA 4D and BodyPaint 3D, announced Monday the 2008 schedule of its highly anticipated Power Integration Tour.

The tour is a joint road show with Adobe Systems that highlights the ease of integrating MAXON CINEMA 4D 3D software with Adobe Creative Suite 3 Production Premium for a powerful 2D/3D cross platform solution.