December 18, 2007

Softimage Releases Alienbrain 8.1 Digital Asset Management System

Munich, Germany - Softimage Co., a subsidiary of Avid Technology Inc., has released Alienbrain 8.1, a free upgrade for its digital asset management system that offers expanded operating system and application support. 
The upgrade provides deep integration with popular digital content creation applications, such as Adobe Photoshop CS3, Softimage|XSI 6.5, and Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max. Alienbrain 8.1 provides an artist-centric system that manages assets for a streamlined and efficient games, film, and post production workflow.  
Alienbrain 8.1 boasts such workflow and collaborative features as:
·        Expanded support for operating systems:
·        Microsoft Windows Vista
·        Apple Mac OS X Leopard
·        Digital content creation software integrations:
·        Softimage|XSI 6.5
·        Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
·        Adobe Photoshop C3
·        Autodesk AliasStudio 2008
·        Autodesk 3ds Max 2008
·        Autodesk Maya 2008
·        Preview Microsoft DirectX (.x) files  
“This latest release of Alienbrain software underscores Softimage and Avid’s commitment to supporting open, mixed pipelines that empower artists,” says Marc Stevens, general manager of Softimage and vice president at Avid Technology Inc.
“The beauty of Alienbrain is the tight integration it offers with art tools used by artists and game developers. Even if an artist doesn’t have an IT department, they can quickly and easily set up cross platform, cross application workflows in Alienbrain 8.1,” added Stevens.  
Alienbrain 8.1 is now available for current Alienbrain 8 customers to download from: