SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK) today announced the first creative tools extension for its
Autodesk Toxik 2007 software, containing advanced features for image
transforms, filtering and warping. Toxik is used to create feature film
visual effects, offering 2D and 3D compositing tools, integrated collaboration
and the ability to manipulate high-resolution, high-dynamic range (HDR)
imagery with ease. The software has been used to shape several feature films,
including Silent Hill and The Fountain.
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Hollywood-based post-production facility Red Engine Productions recently
adopted Toxik for its support and extension model. John Chalfant, partner and
creative director, commented: "Red Engine is a new facility. We've built our
workflow from the ground up, keeping in mind that we've got to be equipped for
today's projects and the demands of the future. Toxik's capabilities grow
regularly through extensions; it's like having a multi-million dollar R&D
Atlanta-based Turner Studios and Hollywood-based Asylum also recently
purchased Toxik. In response to Hollywood's growing interest in Toxik,
Autodesk has expanded its customer support and reseller network. Toxik
training is currently available at fxphd, the first Autodesk Training Center
to offer courses online to artists around the world. For more information
Autodesk Toxik Extension 1
Available only to Autodesk subscription members, the first Toxik 2007
extension offers a new 2D Transform feature in addition to the software's
existing 3D Transform tool. This feature is based on distinct filtering
techniques developed by Autodesk's Image Science Group -- a team of scientists
dedicated to developing state-of-the-art image processing tools. The 2D
Transform tool allows artists to move, scale and rotate an image while
maintaining a superior level of accuracy and quality.
Other key features in the extension include Lens Distort and Comparison
tools. Lens Distort allows artists to correct or simulate lens distortion in
a clip. Digital artists can quickly remove or adjust existing camera lens
distortion, and apply lens distortion to computer-generated and other
undistorted layers. In addition, the Autodesk Flame visual effects system's
Comparison feature is now included in Toxik. This feature allows artists to
juxtapose images and easily examine results in context with reference frames
or other nodes within a composition.
For a full list of features offered in the first Autodesk Toxik 2007
extension, visit www.autodesk.com/toxik.
Autodesk Toxik Development Model
Toxik software's flexible, modular architecture has enabled the rapid and
regular deployment of new features through both extensions and major releases.
Extensions add new functionality to the major release, Autodesk Toxik 2007,
without disrupting production in the core Toxik environment.
Pricing and Availability
Autodesk Toxik 2007 Extension 1 is currently available to subscription
holders for download from the Toxik portal. Autodesk Toxik 2007 can now be
purchased in single seats for US$6,500*, not including subscription.
Subscription is no longer required with purchase and is available for a newly
reduced price of US$1,200*.
*North American pricing. International pricing may vary.
Autodesk, Inc. is a Fortune 1000 company, wholly focused on ensuring that
great ideas are turned into reality. With seven million users, Autodesk is the
world's leading software and services company for the manufacturing,
infrastructure, building, media and entertainment, and wireless data services
fields. Autodesk's solutions help customers create, manage and share their
data and digital assets more effectively. As a result, customers turn ideas
into competitive advantage, become more productive, streamline project
efficiency and maximize profits.
Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California. For
additional information about Autodesk, please visit http://www.autodesk.com/ .
NOTE: Autodesk, Flame and Toxik are registered trademarks or trademarks
of Autodesk, Inc., 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.
Contact: Brittany Bonhomme, 514-954-7419
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