Company Rolls Out New 2011 Versions of Popular Professional Painting and
Drawing Software; Updated Apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) announced a series of key updates that provide a new
look and feel to the Autodesk SketchBook product line, spanning both the
desktop and apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
"Millions of professionals and consumers rely on the unparalleled
sketching capabilities of the SketchBook products for all kinds of
creative processes," said Robert "Buzz" Kross, senior vice president of
the Manufacturing Industry Group at Autodesk. "The latest releases mark
an important step forward, offering a complete suite of sketching and
illustration products that address a more complete spectrum of form
factors and capabilities."
Redefining the Digital SketchBook
SketchBook Pro 2011 software offers a best-in-class digital
sketching experience. A new user interface and easy-to-use toolbar
provide more intuitive access to key SketchBook Pro tools, together with
enhanced brushes that enable users to more easily switch between drawing
modes for lines, rectangles, circles, along with more extensive
customization. Users can better express and fine-tune their creations.
For example, Autodesk SketchBook Pro 2011 makes it easier to adjust
color and contrast, apply layer blends for easier color or effects
experimentation, interactively crop images or type in text annotations
Transforming Illustration for Professional Designers
Autodesk SketchBook Designer 2011 illustration software joins the
SketchBook product line. Formerly known as Autodesk Alias Sketch,
Autodesk SketchBook Designer provides professional designers and artists
from all industries with a unique hybrid of paint and vector workflows
for more precise design illustration and graphic communication.
SketchBook Designer combines the same fluid freehand drawing
capabilities of SketchBook Pro with powerful editing capabilities using
mouse or pen interactions. Designers enjoy greater creative freedom to
dynamically manipulate and transform any combination of paint, vector
geometry and fills. What's more, Autodesk SketchBook Designer for
AutoCAD is an add-in that integrates sketching and image manipulation
capabilities into AutoCAD.
Latest Enhancements to "Must Have" Apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod
With more than two million downloads and accolades from reviewers, the
Autodesk SketchBook Mobile and SketchBook Pro Apps for iPad, iPhone and
iPod touch combine high-quality digital pencils, markers and brushes
with an intuitive, multi-touch gesture-based interface that allows users
to create everything from quick sketches to high-quality artwork
on-the-go. The latest update for the SketchBook Mobile and SketchBook
Pro Apps addresses key customer requests including 20 new brushes, user
interface enhancements and adds a SketchBook News page.
Autodesk SketchBook Pro 2011 and Autodesk SketchBook Designer are
compatible with PC (Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7) and Mac. SketchBook
Pro is available immediately in eight languages. SketchBook Designer is
expected to be available in English, starting October 15, 2010. For
purchase options at online retail outlets and authorized resellers,
please visit www.autodesk.com/purchaseoptions.
The SketchBook Mobile App (iPhone and iPod touch) and SketchBook Pro App
(iPad) are available from the App Store on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad,
or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
To celebrate the launch, special pricing for both apps will be available
starting October 7, 2010, for a limited time.
To learn more about the SketchBook products, visit www.autodesk.com/sketchbookpro.
Autodesk, Inc., is a leader in 3D
design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the
manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and
entertainment industries -- including the last 15 Academy Award winners
for Best Visual Effects -- use Autodesk software to design, visualize
and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in
1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of
state-of-the-art software for global markets. For additional information
about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com.
Editorial Note: Videos of Autodesk
SketchBook Pro and Autodesk
SketchBook Designer, along with a video
interview with Autodesk customer Studio Tminus are also available on
the Autodesk YouTube Channel.
Autodesk, AutoCAD, Alias 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 registered
trademark of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 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
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