Oscar award for Autodesk Maya Fluid Effects

MUMBAI: After receiving the National Television Academy and Front Line Hall of Fame Award at the beginning of the year, the Autodesk Maya Fluid Effects system has received Technical Achievement Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The Maya Fluid Effects System allows digital artists to create realistic animation of liquids and gases, using novel simulation techniques for accuracy and speed, as well as a unique scripting language for working with volumetric data. Autodesk developers Duncan Brinsmead, Jos Stam, Julia Pakalns and Martin Werner were recognized with the awards for the design and implementation of the system.

Recipients are selected by the Academy for their ability to demonstrate a proven record of contributing significant value to the process of making motion pictures. This is the fifth time innovative technology developments from Autodesk have been recognized by the Academy.

Autodesk Media & Entertainment senior vice president Marc Petit said, “It is such an honor to be recognized with this Scientific and Technical Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences—the gold standard of achievement in filmmaking technology. This award is a testament to our brilliant engineers who continue to blaze new trails for the entire 3D computer graphics industry.”