New App Based on Autodesk Maya Software Brings Hollywood Blockbuster
Effects to iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad
LOS ANGELES, Jul 26, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) today announced its Autodesk Fluid FX App is now
available on the App Store. The app brings the fun and excitement of
Hollywood visual effects to the iPad, iPod touch and iPhone by letting
users play with a wide variety of digital effects such as smoke, fire
and image warping.
"Autodesk Fluid FX empowers a wide audience to enjoy a beautiful and
immersive visual experience based on sophisticated visual effects
technology and complex physics," said two-time Academy Award winner Jos
Stam, Autodesk senior research scientist and creator of the app.
The app is based on the Academy Award-winning Autodesk
Maya fluid effects technology. Users can now interact with and
manipulate fire and billowing smoke clouds for their own amusement and
entertainment. The new app enables users to interact in real time with
up to 10 multitouch points to manipulate ultrarealistic smoke and fire
or create dry ice effects that fall and flow along the ground. Tilting
or changing the orientation of the device influences the imagery which
behaves realistically as if affected by gravity.
The app includes a wide variety of preset effects, but users also have
the freedom to adjust, save and load their own custom presets, including
personal photographs and images from the Photo Library. When the
simulation is applied, the app allows the images to warp and swirl like
fluid. What once took days, expertise and expensive computers to develop
can now be enjoyed by novices with Fluid FX on iOS.
Autodesk Fluid FX becomes kinetic art when in "party mode." The app
automatically displays stunning visuals, through fluid dynamic
simulations, randomizing colors, settings and fading across presets.
Fluid FX also supports video out, so users can create ambience by
displaying their visuals on a big screen television. On iPhone 4, Fluid
FX takes advantage of the stunning Retina Display by running at full 960
x 640 resolution (for both the simulation and the user interface). The
iPad version also takes full advantage of the larger screen real estate.
The Autodesk Fluid FX App is now available for US $1.99 from the App
Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad or at at www.itunes.com/appstore/.
View the Fluid FX demo video on You
Autodesk Apps for iPad, iPod touch and iPhone
The Autodesk Fluid FX App joins the top-selling Autodesk
professional-grade paint and drawing apps, Autodesk SketchBook Pro for
iPad, Autodesk SketchBook Mobile and Autodesk SketchBook Mobile Express
for iPhone and iPod touch, which have been downloaded more than 1.85
million times. To learn more about the SketchBook products, visit www.autodesk.com/sketchbookpro.
Autodesk Fluid FX uses the same underlying technology as the Maya Fluid
Effects system, first introduced in 2002, which enables digital artists
to create near realistic animation of liquids and gases, using novel
simulation techniques for accuracy and speed, as well as a unique
scripting language for working with volumetric data. In 2008, Autodesk
developers Duncan Brinsmead, Jos Stam, Julia Pakalns and Martin Werner
were recognized with Technical Achievement Awards for the design and
implementation of the Maya Fluid Effects system. Maya is a leading tool
for 3D animation, modeling, visual effects, rendering and compositing
which provides artists with an end-to-end creative workflow. Some recent
entertainment projects from film, games, television shows and commercial
advertising created with Maya are "Avatar," "Iron Man 2," "Uncharted 2:
Among Thieves," "Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time," "Mad Men,"
"True Blood," as well as the popular Super Bowl spots for E*Trade and
the Betty White commercial for Snickers. To download a free* 30-day
trial of Maya for Mac or PC right from your desktop computer, visit Maya
*This product is subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user
license agreement that accompanies this software.
Autodesk, Inc., is a world leader in 2D and 3D
design, engineering and entertainment software for the
manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment
markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk
continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software
to help customers experience their ideas digitally before they are
built. Fortune 100 companies -- as well as the last 15 Academy Award
winners for Best Visual Effects -- use Autodesk
software tools to design, visualize and simulate their ideas to save
time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation for competitive
advantage. For additional information about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com.
Autodesk, AutoCAD, Maya and SketchBook are registered trademarks or
trademarks of Autodesk, Inc.,and/or its subsidiaries and/or
affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. Academy Award is a
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All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their
respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and
services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without
notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors
that may appear in this document.
iPad, iPhone, and iPod are trademarks of Apple, Inc., registered in
the United States and other countries.
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