January 7, 2009

Autodesk Releases Three Software Solutions for the Mac

San Rafael, Calif. - Coinciding with the annual Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, Autodesk Inc. has expanded its portfolio of Macintosh 2D and 3D software tools for entertainment, multimedia, and design professionals.
The three new 2009 products for Mac OS X are Autodesk Toxik procedural compositing software, Autodesk Mudbox digital sculpting and texture painting software, and Autodesk ImageModeler image-based modeling and photogrammetry software. As well, 2009 versions of Autodesk Maya 3D modeling, animation, and rendering software and Autodesk Stitcher photo-stitching software are already available on the Mac.

Autodesk Toxik 2009 node-based digital compositing software brings powerful, integrated compositing and effects capabilities to independent 2D visual effects artists and large-scale film and broadcast facilities. Toxik 2009 facilitates high-efficiency, collaborative, iterative workflows, and offers a suite of new tools to support stereoscopic productions and the creation of set extensions with real-time, interactive, high-resolution compositing. Toxik 2009 for Mac OS X is expected to be available in English in March 2009. The Autodesk suggested retail price for Toxik 2009 is expected to be $3495.

Autodesk Mudbox 2009 for painting, texturing, and re-touching 3D models gives 3D modelers, artists, and designers the freedom to create without worrying about the technical details. Breaking the mold of traditional 3D modeling applications, Mudbox 2009 provides an organic brush-based 3D modeling and texture painting experience that ignites the creative process. Mudbox 2009 for Mac OS X is expected to be available in English in February 2009. Autodesk suggested retail pricing for Mudbox 2009 is expected to be $745.

Autodesk ImageModeler 2009 image-based modeling and photogrammetry software generates 3D models from photographs and is designed for architects, designers, and entertainment content creators. The software's easy-to-learn, three-step workflow helps users achieve photorealistic results with real-world accuracy. The Mac OS X version is expected to be available in English in March 2009. The Autodesk suggested retail price is expected to be $995.

Autodesk Maya 2009 3D modeling, animation, and rendering solution based upon an open architecture. Maya is used by film and video artists, game developers, multimedia designers, design professionals, and 3D enthusiasts to create digital images, animation, and visual effects. A 32-bit version of Maya 2009 is available in English and Japanese on the Mac OS X for Intel-based Macintosh computers. Autodesk suggested retail pricing is $1995 for Maya Complete 2009 (Standalone) and $4995 for Maya Unlimited 2009 (Standalone).

Autodesk Stitcher Unlimited 2009 software helps create wide-angle and panoramic images, up to 360-degree spheres. With an intuitive user interface and an automatic photo-merging engine, the software is ideal for generating virtual tours for the Web, dramatic backdrops for film and game productions, environment maps for 3D rendering and high-quality panoramic prints for artistic display. Stitcher Unlimited also interoperates seamlessly with Adobe Photoshop software. Currently available for Mac OS X in English, French, German, and Japanese. The Autodesk suggested retail price for Stitcher Unlimited 2009 is $350.