• The Media & Entertainment Guide to AU 2023

    We’re thrilled to expand AU 2023 to offer a wealth of content for media and entertainment professionals to connect, interact, and discover how top studios around the world use Autodesk's Design & Make Platform to create compelling stories in animation, VFX, games, and design visualization.


  • Untold Studios Raises the Visual Bar with Collaborative Cloud Workflows

    Innovation runs in Untold Studios’ DNA. The world’s first fully cloud-based creative studio strives to provide an environment where happy accidents are welcome, even encouraged. This ethos has helped the company attract diverse talent and break new ground in animation and visual effects (VFX). Since launching in 2018, the studio set out to deliver world-class…


  • Autodesk Flame Adopts Next-Gen Graphics Technology for Increased Performance

    With the rise of increasingly complex projects, VFX studios need to iterate faster, increase efficiency, and reduce friction in their pipeline to meet industry demands. By leveraging next-generation graphics technology, artists can run their applications with increased performance to meet their deadlines. In the latest update, Autodesk Flame Family moves to next generation graphics frameworks…


  • Connecting Creative Workflows in the Cloud Helps Scale Global Production

    How a global team of 1,500 artists collaborated virtually on “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” Diana Colella, executive vice president of Media & Entertainment at Autodesk, sat with Ron Ames, a producer on season one of The Amazon Prime series “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power,” Ramsey Avery,…


  • Render Colorful, Life-Like Results With Updates to Arnold

    Autodesk is focused on helping you deliver highest-quality production values and improve pipeline flexibility and scalability. With Arnold 7.2 and 7.2.1, you can enjoy native support for Apple silicon in Maya as well as stregthened USD and MaterialX support. Plus, a new distance shader and enhancements to color management workflows in 3ds Max empower you…


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    New Flame Capabilities Help Centralize Cloud-Enabled Finishing and VFX Workflows

    As demand for high-quality content continues to rise, post-production houses are adopting cloud infrastructure and workflows to connect globally dispersed talent and scale for new creative and logistical challenges. As projects grow, lead artists have more stakeholders, tools, and data to juggle than ever before — accentuating the need for a connected, collaborative, and creative…


  • 3ds Max 2023.3 Update Sword in the Stone image courtesy of Lucas Maxfield

    Produce your best work with 3ds Max.

    Create stunning visuals in 3ds Max with enhanced rendering tools, increased import/export synchronization, speed improvements and more. The new Organic Noise OSL map paired with the new 2D & 3D Randomizer OSL maps enhances the look of your scenes – bridging the divide between fiction and reality. Additionally, speed improvements to polygon mesh to triangle…


  • Flame 2023.3 Taki Summer slide Image courtesy of Gizmo Rivera

    More reference monitoring possibilities with AWS CDI

    The latest update to Autodesk Flame, Autodesk Flare, and Autodesk Flame Assist provides you with AWS Cloud Digital Interface (CDI) support for reference monitoring. With AWS CDI, achieve creative excellence and operational efficiency with improved collaboration and accelerated creative reviews and approvals. Solutions in the Flame 2023.3 Update AWS Cloud Digital Interface (CDI) Flame now…


  • Maya 2023.3 Update - Baby Stingray image courtesy of Olga Dannik

    Supercharge your workflow with Maya

    Maya brings enhanced tools so you can focus on your most important tasks and devote time on being creative. New options for controlling Proximity Wrap driver behaviour enable you to stay productive, while new settings for manipulating left-drag behaviour help reduce friction points in your workflow. Maya also comes with latest version of the USD…


  • Arnold 7.1.4 Update Muffloise image courtesy of Nicolas Morel

    Solutions in the Arnold 7.1.4 Update

    Optimize Your Rendering with Arnold In this update, Arnold brings new and improved volume rendering controls, support for more features in Hydra and USD, and a slew of enhancements to help you render high-quality 3D images faster. Native Support for Apple CPUs Arnold now natively supports running on Apple M-series CPUs, such as the M1…