Autodesk launches version 2008 of systems


MUMBAI: As the movie, broadcast and advertising industry is poised to make more and more visual effects oriented content, Autodesk will soon launch the version 2008 of the Inferno, Flame, Flint visual effects systems as well as Fire and Smoke editing/finishing systems.


In a road show that is being organized across four cities of India, Autodesk is aiming at announcing these upgrades, and also creating awareness and education customers about the new versions.


Autodesk Media and Entertainment regional manager systems – China, India and South East Asia Pankaj Kedia said, “The Indian digital content creation industry is booming across film, television and interactive markets. Strong economic expansion, increasing investments in HD infrastructure and rising budgets in TV programming advertising and movies across the region in making 2008 a year to look forward to.”


In the new series there will be a 100 per cent compatibility clip between Flame and Smoke, concurrent workflows for Lusture, Smoke and Flame, open third party workflows, increased interoperability between Flame and Maya, as well as Toxik and Maya with FBX.


These newer and existing systems will be priced reasonably in order to make them more accessible and to reach out to the new local markets as well.