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Autodesk unveils 2011 flavours

12 April 2010
Autodesk unveils 2011 flavours

The 2011 releases of Autodesk’s creative finishing products, namely Flame, Flare, Flint, Smoke and Lustre, have all broken cover at NAB.

The 2011 releases offer new creative tools, improved interoperability and introduce an end-to-end stereoscopic 3D (S3D) finishing workflow for TV and film.

“Film and TV production is a highly competitive, high-stakes game, whether competing for viewers or tackling new technology challenges such as stereoscopic 3D,” said Stig Gruman, Autodesk vice president, digital entertainment. “The 2011 releases of our creative finishing products are designed to help customers stand out from the crowd, helping them create the kind of unique content that turns heads. 3D is core to what we do at Autodesk, so being a leader in end-to-end stereo workflow capabilities is a natural extension for us.”

The 2011 releases of Flame, Flare, Smoke and Lustre offer stereoscopic 3D finishing capabilities, augmenting the stereo CG capabilities of Autodesk Maya 2011 software while providing familiar and proven creative workflows for visual effects, editorial finishing and grading. The new stereoscopic capabilities are designed to help implement S3D finishing with minimal disruption to existing creative workflows.

Key new features include: cross-product support for the Autodesk FBX 2011 software stereoscopic 3D camera rig; new stereoscopic camera rig and object support in Action, the Flame and Smoke 3D compositing environment; concurrent stereoscopic visual effects, editorial finishing and grading workflow; stereoscopic monitoring and preview modes in products.

Details of all new features are available over at the Autodesk site and the company anticipates that the 2011 releases of Flame, Flare, Flint, Inferno, Lustre, Smoke for Mac OS X and Smoke Advanced will be available later this month.

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