Mumbai: Autodesk announced the 2009 releases of the Autodesk Inferno, Autodesk Flame and Autodesk Flint software for visual effects systems, and the Autodesk Smoke software finishing system. The company also announced Extension 1 for Autodesk Toxik 2008 software for digital compositing. The releases will be showcased at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference in Las Vegas.
Autodesk’s visual effects and finishing systems have been used to create numerous blockbuster films, including all three Oscar-nominated movies for Best Visual Effects – The Golden Compass, Transformers and Pirates of the Caribbean 3.
Autodesk solutions have also been used to create Emmy-award winning television programs such as Prison Break, Grey’s Anatomy, Pushing Daisies, and many of this year’s Super Bowl commercials such as Coca-Cola’s It’s Mine, Budweiser’s Clydesdale Team and Federal Express’ Carrier Pigeons.
"Viewers are demanding increasing visual sophistication," said Autodesk Media & Entertainment digital entertainment group vice president Stig Gruman. "In order to meet this demand, our customers rely on Autodesk solutions to differentiate themselves by delivering high-value content and extreme productivity. With our 2009 releases, we are introducing additional creative capabilities and new visual effects workflows, as well as expanded compressed media support at price points that make our solutions more accessible to mid-range post-production facilities and broadcasters."
Autodesk anticipates that the 2009 releases of Inferno, Flame, Flint and Smoke will be available in April 2008. Autodesk Toxik Subscription will be available in Spring 2008 and Autodesk Toxik 2008 Extension 1 will be available to members of Autodesk Subscription for Toxik with a valid subscription contract.
Autodesk’s ‘Explore Your Options’ campaign at NAB introduces its 2009 releases to professionals who are not familiar with Autodesk solutions, and are interested in exploring affordable, innovative toolsets. From 1 April to 21 July, 2008, promotional pricing starts at $ 64,000** for a turnkey Smoke HD system, including storage. Promotional pricing is also available for Smoke 2K, Flame and Flint HD systems.
* Only available in Smoke 2K.
** International pricing may vary.