To coincide with the annual Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, Autodesk have announced that they have expanded their 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 modelling and photogrammetry software.
As well, 2009 versions of Autodesk Maya 3D modelling, animation and rendering software and Autodesk Stitcher photo-stitching software are already available on the Mac. Mac OS X Leopard, combined with Autodesk Mac hardware, offers creative and design specialists a compelling platform for creating everything from stunning 2D visual effects to advanced 3D models for digital entertainment.
Autodesk media and entertainment products for the Macintosh Platform
Autodesk Toxik 2009: The ideal companion to Maya 2009 software, this 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.
Autodesk Mudbox 2009: A highly intuitive application for painting, texturing and re-touching 3D models. Mudbox software gives 3D modellers, artists and designers the freedom to create without worrying about the technical details. Breaking the mold of traditional 3D modelling applications, Mudbox 2009 provides an organic brush-based 3D modelling 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 ImageModeler 2009: An image-based modelling and photogrammetry software that generates 3D models from photographs, giving architects, designers and entertainment content creators a new approach to 3D modelling. The software’s easy-to-learn, three-step workflow lets users achieve photorealistic results with real-world accuracy. The Mac OS X version is expected to be available in English in March 2009.
Autodesk Maya 2009: A powerful, integrated 3D modelling, 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 lifelike digital images, realistic animation, and extraordinary 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 Stitcher Unlimited 2009: Easy-to-use software that 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. Autodesk Stitcher Unlimited 2009 is available for Mac OS X in English, French, German and Japanese.