Subscription Advantage Packs for Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation Software Now Available

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San Rafael, Calif. - Autodesk, Inc. announced the availability of Subscription Advantage Packs for Autodesk 2011 Digital Entertainment Creation (DEC) software releases. Subscription Advantage Packs are available to current Autodesk customers at no additional cost. The packs provide Autodesk Subscription customer with early access to new features and enhancements that leverage powerful third-party technology, extend creative capabilities with new toolsets and help promote collaboration through enhanced interoperability. 

Digital Entertainment Creation Subscription Advantage Pack Features
Autodesk Maya 2011 software - Incorporates technology from well known industry partners and Autodesk developers to provide higher-level access to animation, shading and effects feature sets, enabling artists to focus on creativity. 

  • Up to 75 lightweight, resolution-independent Substance dynamic textures
  • Four new input device-driven camera rigs from the Craft Director Studio animation tool to help emulate real-world setups
  • FX Assets, a range of easy-to-use effects that can be assigned to an object as easily as assigning a shader

Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 software  - Integrates leading technology from Allegorithmic, Nvidia, and mental images that helps transform rendering and simulation workflows. 

  • Up to 75 lightweight, resolution-independent Substance dynamic textures
  • GPU-accelerated PhysX rigid-body dynamics 
  • iray photorealistic renderer, one of the first physically accurate "point-and-shoot" renderers

Autodesk Softimage 2011 software - Provides new and extended toolsets to help artists and technical directors realize their creative vision in less time. 

  • New Interactive Creative Environment (ICE) shaders, predefined ICE FX and ICE model library 
  • New modeling, compositing and matchmoving toolsets 
  • In-viewport stereoscopic viewing supporting a range of display modes, and a stereoscopic camera rig


Autodesk MotionBuilder 2011 software - Delivers new tools to better facilitate virtual moviemaking and performance animation. 

  • Ability to stream reference video from a motion capture session directly into MotionBuilder and record it simultaneously with the motion capture data on a per-take basis
  • Real-time curve filtering for higher-quality live motion output
  • Motion path up vector control, enabling cameras and certain other objects attached to a motion path to be assigned an up vector


Autodesk Mudbox 2011 software - Now available for the Linux operating system, the Subscription Advantage Pack for Mudbox 2011 delivers improved interoperability and expanded creative toolsets to enable easier software integration into studio pipelines. This helps to increase productivity without compromising artistic freedom.

  • New and improved posing and painting tools
  • Twenty-two new layer blend modes for enhanced interoperability with Adobe Photoshop 
  • New topology and UV-independent workflows to help address common production challenges 

Autodesk Smoke 2011 for Mac OS X software - Provides new creative tools and increased format support to help artists finish today's challenging projects with more of what they need to own the creative - from first cut to final delivery. 

  • New support for  Avid Artists Series Control Panels offering more precise control over color, soft effects and transport controls 
  • New support for ARRIRAW media and enhanced in-application support for RED RAW media.
  • New GPU-accelerated glow, blur and gradient tools
  • Enhanced support for finishing stereoscopic 3D projects when capturing from EDL and the option for parallel rendering of stereoscopic effects in the timeline

Availability
All Subscription Advantage Packs, with the exception of the Softimage 2011 Subscription Advantage Pack, are now available exclusively for Autodesk Subscription customers worldwide. The Softimage Advantage Pack is expected to be available in October 2010. The Subscription customers can download Subscription Advantage Packs in two ways: from the Subscription Center or directly through the interface of their Autodesk software.



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