Customizable User Interface, 3D Editorial Timeline and Skinning Workflows Make 3D Animation Easier
SAN RAFAEL, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 9, 2010 — Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK), announced Autodesk Maya 2011 software – the latest version of its Academy Award–winning 3D animation software. A new user interface (UI), 3D editorial capability and enhanced skinning workflow help provide computer graphics (CG) artists with an end-to-end creative workflow at an exceptional value. Autodesk Maya software has been used on countless games as well as every Oscar-winning movie for Best Visual Effects since 2001.
“Maya continues to help artists set new standards in entertainment with credits such as ‘Avatar’ and ‘Uncharted 2: Among Thieves,’” said Stig Gruman, Autodesk vice president of digital entertainment. “The 2011 release is a key milestone for Maya. With a new customizable UI and a new graphics architecture, Maya strengthens its position as a foundation for modern film and game pipelines. The innovative 3D editorial timeline helps communicate and validate the creative vision behind a project and enables previs and virtual moviemaking workflows for users.”
Key New Features in Autodesk Maya 2011 Software
From March 11–13, 2010, visit the Virtual GDC event on the AREA community site to watch Maya 2011 product demonstrations and customer presentations live from the Autodesk Game Developers Conference booth. More information is also available on AREA blogs: Cory Mogk’s Mayalicious, Steven Roselle’s My Oh Maya! and Duncan Brinsmead’s Duncan’s Corner. Videos of the new features are available on the Autodesk You Tube channel.
Pricing and Availability
Autodesk anticipates that Maya 2011 will be available in English and Japanese in April 2010. The Autodesk suggested retail price (SRP) for an Autodesk Maya 2011 stand-alone license is US$3,495.* The SRP to upgrade from Maya 2010 stand-alone to Maya 2011 stand-alone is $1,745.* Autodesk Subscription is available for purchase simultaneously with the product or upgrade purchase for $595 SRP per year.
Autodesk Maya 2011 will also be available as part of the Autodesk Maya Entertainment Creation Suite 2011. The Suite offers customers Maya 2011 together with Autodesk Mudbox 2011 and Autodesk MotionBuilder 2011 software. Artists and production facilities have access to a range of powerful creative tools at more than 35 percent** cost savings, compared to purchasing each product separately.
* International pricing may vary.
** International savings may vary.