Universal Application Provides Greater Productivity and Award-Winning Creative
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK) today launched Autodesk Maya 8.5 (announced separately), the
latest version of its Maya 3D modeling, rendering and animation software. Now
shipping, Maya 8.5 is available for Intel-based Macintosh computers. The
software enables faster completion of complex animation and simulation tasks,
giving artists enhanced creative control on multiple platforms.
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"Our goal is to give digital artists choice and flexibility in their 3D
tools and platforms," said Marc Petit, Autodesk's Media & Entertainment vice
president. "Autodesk Maya 8.5 is our first Universal application of Maya.
This multi-threaded software leverages the latest multi-core workstations from
Apple. Maya 8.5 equips digital artists with innovative new technologies such
as Maya Nucleus, a unified simulation framework, as well as greater
productivity." Universal applications are designed for Intel- and
PowerPC-based Mac computers, efficiently running on both architectures.
"Mac OS X is an outstanding 3D graphics platform, with legendary power and
stability," said Ron Okamoto, Apple's vice president of Worldwide Developer
Relations. "The combination of our blazing fast Intel-based Macs and new
Maya 8.5 functionality, such as Maya Nucleus and Maya nCloth, makes it easier
than ever for digital artists to realize their most creative ideas."
For a complete list of new features in Maya 8.5, please visit
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,
building, infrastructure, wireless data services and media and entertainment
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 by becoming more productive, streamlining project
efficiency and maximizing profits.
Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California. For
additional information about Autodesk, please visit www.autodesk.com.
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Autodesk reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at
any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical
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