Autodesk tools being used throughout TV programming
November 18, 2011

Autodesk tools being used throughout TV programming

SAN RAFAEL, CA — Autodesk’s Digital Entertainment Creation (DEC) software is being used to create visual effects for more than 50 television programs spanning the sci-fi, dramatic and sitcom genres.
For Fox's new series Terra Nova, VFX house Pixomondo made extensive use of Autodesk Maya software to animate believable, lifelike dinosaurs and help create the visually imaginative world. Pixomondo operates 11 facilities and has over 600 artists collaborating on projects around the world.

The CW's The Vampire Diaries features physical transformations of werewolves and vampires, as well as photoreal smoke, fire and sizzling skin effects, all of which were created by Los Angeles- and Vancouver-based Entity FX. The studio uses a Maya-centric pipeline integrated with its own proprietary digital makeup software. Entity also created numerous effects for Charlie's Angels and The Secret Circle.

And for HBO's Bored to Death (pictured), Click 3X tapped Autodesk Flame Premium 3D visual effects and look development software for a complex scene requiring a blend of live-action and photoreal computer-generated animation with advanced compositing.

Another studio using Autodesk solutions is MFX in Los Angeles, which has contributed to How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Dexter, Mike & Molly, Shameless, Two and a Half Men, Friday Night Lights, Last Man Standing and Prime Suspect.