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Autodesk Launches Maya Creative for More Flexible and Affordable Artist Workflows Posted: 14/09/2022
Autodesk Launches Maya Creative for More Flexible and Affordable Artist Workflows

Autodesk is launching Maya Creative to make content creation more accessible by lowering the barrier to entry for artists at smaller facilities. This more affordable and flexible version of Maya is a great option for anyone looking to scale capacity or access professional 3D tools.

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Autodesk Rolls Out Array of Next-Gen Updates Across 3D Tools to Tackle Modern Creative Challenges Posted: 30/03/2022
Autodesk Rolls Out Array of Next-Gen Updates Across 3D Tools to Tackle Modern Creative Challenges

Autodesk has unveiled a series of feature-loaded updates to its portfolio of 3D tools for artists working in the film, television, games, and design visualization industries. New solutions in Maya, 3ds Max, Bifrost, and Arnold debut today, adding next-gen workflows that expedite artists’ work and help creative teams deliver high-quality VFX and animated content with greater ease and efficiency.

Tags: Autodesk | VFX | Animation | Episodic | Television | Maya | 3ds Max | Bifrost | Arnold
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Autodesk Accelerates Creative Workflows With Real-Time Data Streaming From Maya to Unreal Engine Posted: 16/12/2021
Autodesk Accelerates Creative Workflows With Real-Time Data Streaming From Maya to Unreal Engine

Autodesk, in collaboration with Epic Games, has released a new Unreal Live Link for Autodesk® Maya® plugin, enabling seamless real-time animation data streaming from Maya to Epic’s Unreal Engine. Ideal for virtual production, game development, and previsualization workflows, the Live Link plugin allows artists to easily create and edit character assets in Maya, while simultaneously seeing live previews in Unreal. Effortless data transfer between Maya and Unreal speeds production workflows by enabling artists to produce more iterations and view changes in real-time to make more informed decisions, ultimately resulting in expedited project delivery.

Tags: Autodesk | Maya | Unreal | Virtual Production | Previs | Previz | Previsualization
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Autodesk Accelerates Workflows Across Creative Tools Posted: 26/03/2021
Autodesk Accelerates Workflows Across Creative Tools

Autodesk unveiled updates to Maya, 3ds Max, and MotionBuilder today, bringing artists throughout the creative pipeline powerful new tools that accelerate and streamline their workflows. Among these updates is the much-anticipated USD plugin for Maya. First announced at SIGGRAPH 2018 as a joint effort with Pixar, Animal Logic, Luma Pictures, and Blue Sky Studios, USD is now seamlessly integrated in Maya, enabling artists to load and edit massive datasets at lightning speed. Maya’s animation, modeling, and rendering toolsets also see significant updates, bringing even more power, flexibility, and creative freedom to the daily work of professional artists.

Tags: Autodesk | Post-Production | Post | VFX | Animation | DCC Tools | Maya | 3ds Max | MotionBuilder
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Autodesk Packs Artist-Driven Features into Maya 2020 Release Posted: 10/12/2019
Autodesk Packs Artist-Driven Features into Maya 2020 Release

Today, Autodesk announced the release of Autodesk Maya 2020, bringing animators, modelers, riggers, and technical artists a host of new tools and improvements that enable faster, more intuitive CG content creation from first concept to final delivery.

Building on powerful animation features introduced in Maya 2019, Maya 2020 adds more than 60 new updates animators will notice in their day-to-day work. The release also includes Arnold 6, which can now be used for production rendering on both the CPU and GPU, as well as significant performance enhancements and new simulation features to Bifrost, the visual programming environment in Maya.

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Autodesk Showcases Latest Flame Family and 3D Animation Software at NAB 2017 Posted: 24/04/2017
Autodesk Showcases Latest Flame Family and 3D Animation Software at NAB 2017

At NAB 2017, Autodesk is showcasing the newest versions of its solutions for media and entertainment. Each update is full of enhancements that simplify the creative process, streamline artist collaboration and equip users for the future of content creation.

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Crafty Apes Delivers Incredible Subtle VFX for Hidden Figures with Help from Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya Posted: 06/04/2017
Crafty Apes Delivers Incredible Subtle VFX for Hidden Figures  with Help from Autodesk 3ds Max and Maya

Hidden Figures recounts the story of three female African-American mathematicians who played an integral role John Glenns launch into space and return. Captured on 35mm film, the movie is largely live action, but features nuanced CG throughout. Crafty Apes delivered 328 VFX shots for the film, working out of its Atlanta facility, with Founder Chris LeDoux at the helm, Mark LeDoux overseeing local artists and Tim LeDoux guiding the final look out of the studios LA facility. Together, a 20-person team created CG elements reminiscent of 1960s Russian and NASA space programs; period era technology; and capsules, rockets, launch pads and the like, in addition to a host of VFX and environment work for CG shots, from bolts to Earth. 

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Autodesk Wins are Twofold this Awards Season Posted: 23/02/2017
Autodesk Wins are Twofold this Awards Season

Artists from around the world used media and entertainment software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) for the 22nd year to help bring 2016s most popular films to the big screen. Autodesk also received recognition from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, earning a Scientific and Technical Achievement Award (Sci-Tech) for the Arnold renderer.

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Autodesk Invites Submissions for Best of the Best 2014 Show Reel Posted: 22/11/2013
Autodesk Invites Submissions for Best of the Best 2014 Show Reel

Autodesk is now accepting submissions for its Best of the Best 2014 Show Reel, which will premiere at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention from April 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, NV. Highlighting the year's top talent and most innovative work created using Autodesk tools, the reel will be featured on Tags: Autodesk | Call for Submissions | Reel | Show Reel | NAB | Creative Projects | Animation | Film | Broadcast | Cinematics | Commercials | Music Videos | 3ds Max | Maya | MotionBuilder | Softimage | Smoke | Flame | Lustre | Entertainment Creation Suite

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Autodesk Best of the Best Show Reel 2012 Call for Submissions Posted: 24/11/2011
Autodesk Best of the Best Show Reel 2012  Call for Submissions

Autodesk issued a call for submissions for the 2012 Best of the Best Show Reel, which will premiere at NAB on April 16 in Las Vegas, NV. The reel will be showcased in front of thousands of broadcast and film professionals at the Autodesk NAB booth (SL3315) from April 16-19, on AREA, the Autodesk Web site, Autodesk You Tube Channel and at other events throughout the year.

Commercial, broadcast, music video, episodic, short, feature film, digital media, and interactive projects created during 2011 using any of the following Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation software tools are eligible for submission: Flame Premium, Flame, Smoke, Maya, 3ds Max, Softimage, MotionBuilder and Mudbox.

Autodesk is also seeking high-resolution images for inclusion in its marketing materials leading up to and surrounding NAB.

To submit your work or learn more about the submission process, please visit: http://www.autodesk.com/film-submityourwork

The deadline for imagery submission is December 9th, 2011, and the deadline for video content submissions is February 24th, 2012.

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