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Autodesk Releases Maya 2017 with Arnold Built In

At SIGGRAPH this week, Autodesk shipped Maya 2017, the first version of the popular 3D software to integrate Arnold as the default renderer. Autodesk announced at NAB this year that it was acquiring Solid Angle, the maker of Arnold. While … more »

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Podcast: VFX Supervisor Robert Legato, ASC, on The Jungle Book

Two-time Academy Award winner Robert Legato, ASC, knows all about technically complex, cutting-edge, risky work, having been on the front lines with James Cameron when they figured out how to make Titanic look realistic back in 1998, how to pioneer … more »

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Autodesk Acquires Arnold Maker Solid Angle, Announces Cloud Rendering Through Google

Autodesk said it has acquired Solid Angle, developer of the popular Arnold global-illumination renderer, and is entering a partnership with Google to provide rendering services in Autodesk Maya through Google's cloud platform.  The two announcements were technically separate — the Maya rendering … more »

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Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke to Join Autodesk Board of Directors

Autodesk said today that it had appointed Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke, Sachem Head Capital Management Managing Partner Scott Ferguson, and Tessera Technologies Chairman Rick Hill to its board of directors. The announcement arrived along with news that Autodesk had settled … more »

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Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 3.3 for Maya

Chaos Group said artists and designers can expect speed boosts of between 20% and 50% in V-Ray 3.3 for Maya, a free update for existing users that brings it to feature parity with the 3ds Max version. New in this … more »

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Autodesk to Terminate 10 Percent of Workforce

Autodesk will lay off about 925 staffers — about 10 percent of its total workforce — to reduce expenses as part of a restructuring announced today. The company said it is "reallocating resources," including consolidating certain leased facilities, to speed its transition to … more »

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Nvidia Releases Iray for Maya Plug-in

Nvidia today released an Iray plug-in for Autodesk Maya, allowing designers to get photoreal feedback in real time instead of waiting for full renders. The new Iray for Maya closely follows the release earlier this month of an Iray version for … more »

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Autodesk Flame Goes Software-Only with Subscription Options

It's the beginning of a new era for Autodesk Flame. Effective today, Autodesk is offering desktop subscription plans for current versions of Flame, Lustre, Flare and Flame Assist software. It marks the first time Flame is available as a software-only product.The … more »

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Autodesk Updates Flame 2016 with an Emphasis on Accelerated Workflow Options

Autodesk unveiled the first extension for Flame 2016 at IBC. The big news for the Flame family, which includes Flame, Flare, Lustre, and Flame Assist, is a new conform workflow that allows changes in clips to be synchronized across multiple sequences. Connected … more »

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Autodesk to End All Perpetual Licensing in July 2016

All Autodesk software, including suites as well as standalone products, will be available only on a subscription basis beginning August 1, 2016, company officials said today. The announcement follows the company's already specified January 31, 2016, deadline for ending perpetual licensing … more »