Archive for August 3rd, 2009

Autodesk Debuts New Product Suites for Digital Entertainment Creation

maya-entertainment-suite-boxshot.jpgSuites Help Studios Create Innovative Entertainment, More Efficiently and Cost-Effectively

At SIGGRAPH 2009, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) debuted its Suites for Digital Entertainment Creation. The product Suites gives artists, production facilities and educators access to more creative tools at a cost savings of more than 35 percent*, when compared to purchasing each product license separately. Used together, the products in these Suites help artists increase creative capability and optimize productivity. more

Autodesk Integrates Face Robot into Softimage 2010: Brings Rapid Facial Animation to More 3D Users

softimage2010_boxshot_web_2001.jpgAlso Features Optimized Core Architecture and Enhanced ICE System

At SIGGRAPH 2009, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has launched Autodesk Softimage 2010 3D modeling, animation rendering and compositing software for games, film and television visual effects. Softimage 2010 features an optimized core architecture, integration of the Softimage Face Robot facial rigging and animation toolset, and an expanded and customizable Interactive Creative Environment (ICE) system. more

One Maya More Value: Autodesk Maya 2010 Software Gets a Radical Makeover

maya10_boxshot_web_200.jpgOne Affordable Product Offers Advanced Simulation, Compositing and Network Rendering Capabilities

At SIGGRAPH 2009, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) announced Autodesk Maya 2010 software, which unifies the Autodesk Maya Complete 2009 and Autodesk Maya Unlimited 2009 feature sets with matchmoving, compositing and rendering capabilities into a single affordable offering. Maya 2010 makes it easier for artists, designers and 3D enthusiasts to create compelling entertainment experiences, stylistic designs and evocative digital imagery from photo-real visual effects to believable characters. Maya 2010 is available on Windows, Linux and Mac OS operating systems. more

Autodesk Launches Mudbox 2010 Digital Sculpting and Painting Software

mudbox2010_boxshot1.jpgNew Version Offers Increased Model Quality, New Presentation Capabilities and Easier Integration with Digital Entertainment Workflows

At SIGGRAPH 2009, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has launched Autodesk Mudbox 2010 software, the latest version of its digital sculpting and painting application. The 2010 release makes it easier for artists to use Mudbox alongside Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk 3ds Max and Autodesk Softimage software. Mudbox 2010 now also features a host of new creative tools and workflows, as well as a software development kit (SDK) that enables production teams to customize and integrate Mudbox into pipelines. more

Autodesk Announces Connection Extension for 3ds Max 2010 Software

3ds-max-2010-box-shot.jpgNew Release Improves Interoperability with Popular Design Software and Simplifies Work with Complex Scenes

At SIGGRAPH 2009, Autodesk, Inc., has announced the Connection Extension for Autodesk 3ds Max 2010 and Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2010 modeling, animation and rendering software. The release makes it easier and more cost-effective to turn designs into more accurate, creative advertisements or realistic visualizations. This is achieved by delivering new levels of interoperability — based on intelligent data workflows — between 3ds Max and design packages from Autodesk and other third parties. more

Autodesk Introduces MotionBuilder 2010 Real-Time 3D Character Animation Software

motionbldr10_boxshot_web_200.jpgSoftware Offers Faster Performance, Enhanced Animation Workflows, Expanded Physics Capabilities and Improved Interoperability

At SIGGRAPH 2009, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) 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.� more

Prime Focus Software — Formerly Frantic Films Software — Shows Off New Software Tools at SIGGRAPH 2009

pf-copy.jpgLatest Versions of Krakatoa and Deadline Unveiled at Annual Computer Graphics Confab

Prime Focus Software (formerly Frantic Films Software) will be showcasing the newest versions of its award-winning software products at SIGGRAPH 2009. This year’s annual computer graphics conference will take place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA from August 3rd through August 7th. Prime Focus Software will be exhibiting from booth #3500 and will be giving attendees a sneak peek at Krakatoa 1.5, its high-volume particle renderer, and a prototype iPhone application for Deadline, Prime Focus Software’s popular render queue management tool. For more information, please visit: http://software.primefocusworld.com. more

Academy Award winner Michael Fink directs his first Indian TV commercial for Coffy Bite

cof_001_009.jpgPrime Focus brings Hollywood VFX veteran to India

Michael Fink, Hollywood visual effects veteran and Academy Award winner, has directed his first Indian TV commercial for Lotte Coffy Bite candy. Fink is president, VFX Worldwide at Prime Focus, India’s leading visual entertainment services company. The Mumbai-based company was appointed by Rediffusion-Y&R and MAD Entertainment for the toffee brand’s latest TV commercial. more

Offhollywood Opens East Coast’s First Authorized REDâ„¢ Digital Cinema Camera Rental and Service Facility

NEW YORK — Aug. 3, 2009 — Leading digital cinema company Offhollywood today opened the first authorized REDâ„¢ Digital Cinema camera rental and service facility on the East Coast. Occupying a full floor in Offhollywood’s Soho building, the exclusive facility gives filmmakers convenient access to the latest RED camera technologies and accessories, complemented by full technical support and workflow consulting. Services include all East Coast camera repairs, LCD and EVF repairs, full factory calibration, and R3D data recovery. more

SIGGRAPH 2009: Autodesk Focuses on Providing Value to Customers

3ds-max-real-time-animation-suite-boxshot.jpgNew Product Suites and Versions of Autodesk Maya, Softimage, Mudbox and MotionBuilder 2010 Offer More Creative Capabilities, Efficiency and Value

At SIGGRAPH 2009, the world’s largest annual computer graphics convention, Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has unveiled several initiatives to provide entertainment customers with greater creative capability, value and efficiency in their pipelines. Autodesk is also hosting an extensive Virtual SIGGRAPH event on the AREA, its online community for digital entertainment and visualization – enabling customers around the world with limited time and travel budgets to participate. more

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