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Autodesk Debuts New Product Suites for Digital Entertainment Creation

Suites 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.

“Autodesk is introducing affordable Suites of its popular 3D tools to better help artists create innovative entertainment in today’s tough economic conditions,� said Stig Gruman, vice president, Autodesk Digital Entertainment Group. “The Suites significantly expand artists’ capabilities by providing them with an amazing range of creative tools – from highly-detailed modeling and sculpting to advanced real-time animation – so that they can tackle creative problems in new ways.�

Autodesk is introducing the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites and the Autodesk Real-Time Animation Suites for commercial use. The company has also launched the

Autodesk Education Suite

for Entertainment Creation for postsecondary educators, and

Autodesk Animation Academy 2010

for secondary schools.

Suites for Commercial Use

Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites

The flagship Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites offer customers a choice of either

Autodesk Maya 2010

or

Autodesk 3ds Max 2010

software, together with both

Autodesk Mudbox 2010

and

Autodesk MotionBuilder 2010

software. Mudbox helps artists to sculpt highly detailed models more quickly and intuitively. MotionBuilder provides artists with a real-time animation engine for more interactive creative feedback and efficient handling of large amounts of animation data. With

Autodesk FBX 2010

data exchange technology, the Suites provide a cohesive, efficient pipeline. The complementary toolsets enable artists to better handle tough production challenges and achieve higher-quality results, more efficiently and cost-effectively. For more information, visit

www.autodesk.com/entertainmentcreationsuites

.

Autodesk Real-Time Animation Suites

The Autodesk Real-Time Animation Suites are designed for animation-intensive productions. These Suites also offer a choice of either Maya 2010 or 3ds Max 2010 software, in addition to MotionBuilder 2010 software.
MotionBuilder provides animators with a real-time 3D engine and specialized animation toolset to more quickly and efficiently create, manipulate and process large amounts of animation data. For more information, visit

www.autodesk.com/realtimeanimationsuites.

Suites for Educators

Autodesk Education Suite for Entertainment Creation

The Autodesk Education Suite for Entertainment Creation helps educators prepare students for professional careers in the increasingly competitive 3D job market. The Suite includes access to flexible learning resources and the same software used by top creative professionals: Maya 2010, 3ds Max 2010, MotionBuilder 2010, Mudbox 2010,

Autodesk Softimage 2010

and

Autodesk SketchBook Pro 2010

software. The Suite is available for both institution and student purchase. For more information, visit

www.autodesk.com/entertainmentsuite-edu

.

Autodesk Animation Academy 2010

Autodesk Animation Academy 2010 helps inspire secondary school students to explore careers in the arts, entertainment and visualization fields. The Suite offers software and curriculum resources that enable students to learn 3D technology while exploring new ways to visualize ideas. It includes Maya 2010, 3ds Max 2010, MotionBuilder 2010, Mudbox 2010 and SketchBook Pro 2010 software, as well as a Curriculum Resources DVD and access to online community resources. Animation Academy is available exclusively for secondary or high schools providing instruction for teenagers aged 11-17. For more information, visit

www.autodesk.com/animationacademy

.

Pricing and Availability

All four Digital Entertainment Creation Suites are expected to ship in English for the Windows operating system during fall 2009. The Autodesk suggested retail price (SRP) for the Entertainment Creation Suite is US$4,995**. The Autodesk SRP for the Real-Time Animation Suite is US$4,795**. Contact a local Authorized Education reseller for pricing details on the Suites for educators.

Autodesk Subscription

can be purchased for the Entertainment Creation Suite at the Autodesk SRP of US$845**, and for the Real-Time Animation Suite at the Autodesk SRP of US$825**. Autodesk Subscription with Gold Support can be purchased for the Entertainment Creation Suite at the Autodesk SRP of US$1,245**, and for the Real-Time Animation Suite at the Autodesk SRP of US$1,210**. Autodesk Subscription services are also available for the Education Suites. For more information about Autodesk Subscription, visit

www.autodesk.com/subscription

.
* International savings may vary.
** International pricing may vary.

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and

3D design

software for the manufacturing, construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art

Digital Prototyping

solutions to help customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation. For additional information about Autodesk, visit

www.autodesk.com

.

Autodesk, AutoCAD, FBX, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, SketchBook, Softimage and 3ds Max are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. SIGGRAPH is a registered trademark of the Association of Computing Machinery, Inc. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.

© 2009 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.

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