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Design in China: DreamWorks Plans Studio in Shanghai

DreamWorks Animation, the US film company, has announced plans to build a $3.14 billion theme park in Shanghai, to bolster its presence in the booming local entertainment market […]

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Watch Andrew Stanton’s “The clues to a great story” talk at TED

Filmmaker Andrew Stanton “Toy Story,” “WALL-E” shares what he knows about storytelling — starting at the end and working back to the beginning [ Contains Graphic Language ] Andrew Stanton has made you laugh and cry. The writer behind the three “Toy Story” movies and the writer/director of “WALL-E,” he releases his new film, “John Carter,” in March, 2012 […]

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Autodesk software behind ‘Best Visual Effects’ Academy Award Nominees

The five movies nominated for the “Best Visual Effects” Oscar havea something fairly obvious in common: They all relied on special software to create the effects. Check out the various 3D tools from Autodesk that were used for each film […]

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Autodesk 2011 Animation Show Reel Call for Submissions

Submit your latest short animation, game cinematic, film, feature film, commercial, broadcast, music video and episodic projects created using Autodesk software, such as Autodesk® Maya®, Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Autodesk® Softimage®, Autodesk® MotionBuilder®, and Autodesk® Mudbox™ software […]

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Autodesk Design Visualization Reel 2011 Call for Submissions

Looking to show off your best assets? Be part of the Autodesk Design Show Reel 2011! The Design Show Reel 2011 will be showcased at AUTODESK UNIVERSITY November 29th to December 1st, 2011. The Reel will be featured in all sessions and to the opening of the Main stage presentation on the Autodesk website, AREA and the Autodesk You Tube Channel as well as at events throughout the year […]

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Must See: Cartoon Art Museum, San Francisco

Located downtown in San Francisco’s Yerba Buena cultural district, the museum is home to over 6,000 pieces of original and cartoon and animation art, a comprehensive research library, and five galleries of exhibition space […]

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Autodesk set for virtual push

Virtual moviemaking encompasses the creation of CG animation, performance capture and visual effects shots, with new technology enabling these functions to behave like a live-action shoot […]

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Autodesk Launches 2012 Digital Entertainment Creation Products

Autodesk, inc. announced new releases of the company’s digital entertainment creation software and middleware. The 2012 versions enable iterative workflows, help users manage complexity and provide new creative tools […]

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Autodesk Gallery @ One Market, San Francisco

Last year I visited the Autodesk Headquarters in San Rafael, so I paid a visit our office in San Francisco at Market One with my colleague Jon Innes […]

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Autodesk Unveils 2011 Versions of Its Digital Entertainment Creation Software

Autodesk has announced the latest versions of its Digital Entertainment Creation software for 3D modeling, animation, effects, rendering, compositing, digital sculpting and 3D painting. The 2011 versions offer new features and enhancements that help accelerate workflows and improve interoperability, helping artists to maximize their creativity and optimize their productivity […]