Tagged: software tools

Oscar Winner for Best Visual Effects “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” Shaped with Autodesk Technology 1

Oscar Winner for Best Visual Effects “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” Shaped with Autodesk Technology

For the 14th consecutive year, every film nominated for the Best Visual Effects Academy Award was shaped with Autodesk, Inc. digital filmmaking tools. Autodesk congratulates Matte World Digital for its Oscar-winning visual effects work on The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. ‘This year’s Academy Award nominees continued to push digital imagery to new heights — from intricate and complex computer-generated characters to pyrotechnical marvels to invisible effects so realistic they deceive the eye,’ said Marc Petit, senior vice president, Autodesk Media & Entertainment […]

IDEA 2008 Podcasts: Alberto Canas “From Meaningful Learning to a Network of Knowledge Builders” 1

IDEA 2008 Podcasts: Alberto Canas “From Meaningful Learning to a Network of Knowledge Builders”

Based on theories of meaningful learning and education, Co-Founder and Associate Director at the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC), Alberto Canas presents a software tool that allows users to collaborate in the construction of shared knowledge models based on concept maps, which are used worldwide by users of all disciplines and ages, from elementary school students to NASA scientists…

Autodesk to buy Softimage|XSI 0

Autodesk to buy Softimage|XSI

Autodesk has signed a definitive agreement with Avid to acquire substantially all of the assets of Avid’s Softimage business unit for around US$35 million. This will mean that Autodesk will own three of the main 3D suites: 3ds Max, Maya and Softimage|XSI. Autodesk plans to acquire and continue developing the core Softimage|XSI suite, the Softimage|Face Robot facial animation software, the Softimage|Cat character animation plug-in for 3ds Max and the Softimage|Crosswalk ‘interoperability solution’ – which will be integrated with Autodesk’s own sharing technology…

Autodesk Student Engineering and Design Community is Redesigned and Reaches Record Number of Members 1

Autodesk Student Engineering and Design Community is Redesigned and Reaches Record Number of Members

Just in time for the Back to School season, Autodesk has redesigned its Student Engineering and Design Community website with a new look and feel that is more closely aligned with other popular social networking sites frequented by students. The enhanced Student Community offers several new features and benefits to more than 350,000 students and educators…

Autodesk Enhances Sustainable Design Capabilities 0

Autodesk Enhances Sustainable Design Capabilities

As part of its on-going commitment to support the practice of sustainable design and green building in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industries, Autodesk announced two acquisitions to improve building performance analysis in the building information modeling (BIM) process. Autodesk has acquired substantially all the assets related to the Ecotect software tools for conceptual building performance analysis from both Square One Research Ltd. and Dr. Andrew Marsh. Autodesk also announced that it has completed the acquisition of substantially all the assets of Green Building Studio, Inc., a provider of web-based whole building energy, water and carbon-emission analysis software […]

Autodesk Enhances Geospatial Software Solutions for Utilities, Telecommunications and Government 0

Autodesk Enhances Geospatial Software Solutions for Utilities, Telecommunications and Government

Autodesk announced the latest versions of its geospatial solutions, which provide users in utility and telecommunications organizations and government agencies with a powerful, affordable and flexible geospatial platform. Enhancements in AutoCAD Map 3D 2009, Autodesk MapGuide Enterprise 2009
and AutoCAD Raster Design 2009 software applications build on the solutions’ fundamental properties of open data access and interoperability with other design, GIS and IT systems…