Autodesk announces Flow for M&E

Autodesk’s Flow, an industrial cloud Autodesk is developing for M&E. (Source: Autodesk)   Some may look at the annual Autodesk University as a conference for AEC, architecture, and manufacturing. And it is. But, there’s also a focus on the company’s “other” business: media and entertainment. Here, Autodesk announced Flow, a new industry cloud for M&E that will connect user workflows, … Read more

Autodesk offers its toolset to a wider audience with Maya Creative

(Source: Autodesk and Gabriel Richaud) Used throughout many major film and game studios, Autodesk’s Maya is the software behind a plethora of stunning visuals in leading-edge projects. Since it was introduced in 1998, Maya has continued to offer a growing list of new features and functions that serve artists well in just about every aspect of their content creation. But, … Read more

Autodesk takes aim at the factory

Once upon a time, the way the world worked in manufacture seemed pretty clear: the big engines of China and nearby smaller countries pumped out low-cost products. Consumers in the west bought whole bunches of the low-cost products and then sent them back to Asia to recycle. It was efficient, if not particularly equitable, or sustainable. Meanwhile, software vendors in … Read more

Autodesk buys Tangent in a push for cloud-based workflows

Autodesk’s Media and Entertainment division is rebuilding itself within the Autodesk enterprise. The company has always wanted its DCC division with its enormous wealth of creative tools to be able to serve the entire company as well as be a major force in professional entertainment content creation. We’re seeing those first steps.   Things change quickly these days. At Autodesk’s … Read more

Autodesk upends software development and licensing

Usually, Autodesk University is a crowded, messy affair, full of front-line workers set loose in Las Vegas for a few days of hanging out, learning, sharing tips and tricks, gossiping, and so on. That hasn’t happened in two years. Instead, these digital conferences are all business and blessedly a lot less talk. Over this period, what has also happened is … Read more

Autodesk and Weta Digital take to the cloud together

Cloud-based production platforms for digital content are slowly making their way into use because it’s an obviously good idea. It’s happening slowly because it’s an obviously tricky thing to do since it requires an openness and willingness to collaborate that’s just a step too far for some vendors. It will happen as the drive for openness continues among the content … Read more