Autodesk Launches Toxik 2009 visual effects software

Mumbai: Autodesk announced Autodesk Toxik 2009 procedural compositing software. Toxik 2009 offers high-performance compositing and visual effects capabilities, particularly for large-format digital film and television projects.

When combined with the new Autodesk Maya 2009 modeling software, the two products provide an accelerated and iterative 3D-to-2D workflow. Both products are being showcased at SIGGRAPH 2008 in Los Angeles, California, 12-14August at Autodesk booth #501.

"A growing number of post-production facilities are embracing Autodesk Toxik as a companion to Autodesk Maya," said Digital Entertainment Group vice president Stig Gruman. "As the entertainment industry grapples with the challenges of stereoscopic production, Toxik 2009 bridges 3D and 2D workflows, facilitating the production of stereoscopic films and virtual set extensions."

Bling Imaging visual effects executive producer Fernando Zorilla said, "We’re already working with Autodesk Maya and Autodesk Flame, so Toxik was a natural choice for our pipeline. It gives us the power of a node-based compositor — necessary for professional, high-end post-production work, along with a look and feel that is completely comfortable."

Hollywood-based Bling Imaging creates photo-realistic visual effects, motion graphics, and animation for broadcast and motion pictures.

PICTORION das werk head of compositing Joerg Bruemmer noted, "The Toxik software’s tight integration with Maya and intuitive color correction tools have improved the way I composite. Toxik lets me focus on finishing shots faster, as I no longer have to worry about data management."