Growing Portfolio of Autodesk Creative Tools for Mac OS X
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- To coincide with the
annual Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, Autodesk, Inc. (Nasdaq:
ADSK) announced today that it has expanded its portfolio of Macintosh 2D and
3D software tools for entertainment, multimedia and design professionals. The
three new 2009 products for Mac OS X are Autodesk Toxik procedural compositing
software, Autodesk Mudbox digital sculpting and texture painting software, and
Autodesk ImageModeler image-based modeling and photogrammetry software. As
well, 2009 versions of Autodesk Maya 3D modeling, animation and rendering
software and Autodesk Stitcher photo-stitching software are already available
on the Mac.
"Given the growing adoption of Mac OS X and the production requirements of
the Mac community, we're excited to offer these premiere creative tools to Mac
artists," said Stig Gruman, Digital Entertainment Group vice president,
Autodesk Media & Entertainment. "Autodesk's product offerings will empower
artistic vision and provide Mac users with the tools to bring their creative
ideas to life."
"Mac OS X Leopard, combined with our powerful Mac hardware, offers
creative and design specialists a compelling platform for creating everything
from stunning 2D visual effects to advanced 3D models for digital
entertainment," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide
Developer Relations. "We're thrilled that Autodesk is expanding its Mac 2D and
3D software offerings for our creative professionals."
Autodesk Media & Entertainment Products for the Macintosh Platform
Autodesk Toxik 2009: The ideal companion to Maya 2009 software, this
node-based digital compositing software brings powerful, integrated
compositing and effects capabilities to independent 2D visual effects artists
and large-scale film and broadcast facilities. Toxik 2009 facilitates
high-efficiency, collaborative, iterative workflows, and offers a suite of new
tools to support stereoscopic productions and the creation of set extensions
with real-time interactive high resolution compositing. Toxik 2009 for Mac OS
X is expected to be available in English in March 2009. The Autodesk suggested
retail price for Toxik 2009 is expected to be $3,495 USD*.
Autodesk Mudbox 2009: A highly intuitive application for painting,
texturing and re-touching 3D models. Mudbox software gives 3D modelers,
artists and designers the freedom to create without worrying about the
technical details. Breaking the mold of traditional 3D modeling applications,
Mudbox 2009 provides an organic brush-based 3D modeling and texture painting
experience that ignites the creative process. Mudbox 2009 for Mac OS X is
expected to be available in English in February 2009. Autodesk suggested
retail pricing for Mudbox 2009 is expected to be $745 USD*.
Autodesk ImageModeler 2009: An image-based modeling and photogrammetry
software that generates 3D models from photographs, giving architects,
designers and entertainment content creators a new approach to 3D modeling.
The software's easy-to-learn, three-step workflow lets users achieve
photorealistic results with real-world accuracy. The Mac OS X version is
expected to be available in English in March 2009. The Autodesk suggested
retail price is expected to be $995 USD*.
Autodesk Maya 2009: A powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, and
rendering solution based upon an open architecture. Maya is used by film and
video artists, game developers, multimedia designers, design professionals,
and 3D enthusiasts to create lifelike digital images, realistic animation, and
extraordinary visual effects. A 32-bit version of Maya 2009 is currently
available in English and Japanese on the Mac OS X for Intel-based Macintosh
computers. Autodesk suggested retail pricing is $1,995 USD* for Maya Complete
2009 (Standalone) and $4,995 USD* for Maya Unlimited 2009 (Standalone).
Autodesk Stitcher Unlimited 2009: Easy-to-use software that helps create
wide-angle and panoramic images, up to 360 degree spheres. With an intuitive
user interface and an automatic photo-merging engine, the software is ideal
for generating virtual tours for the Web, dramatic backdrops for film and game
productions, environment maps for 3D rendering and high-quality panoramic
prints for artistic display. Stitcher Unlimited also interoperates seamlessly
with Adobe Photoshop software. Currently available for Mac OS X in English,
French, German and Japanese. The Autodesk suggested retail price for Stitcher
Unlimited 2009 is $350 USD*.
*International pricing may vary.
Autodesk, Inc. is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the
manufacturing, building and 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,
Autodesk AutoCAD, ImageModeler, Maya, Mudbox, Stitcher and Toxik are
registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries
and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. 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.
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