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Aug 6, 2014 Review of The Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015

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Review of The Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015

Brad Clark and the Animation World Network recently did an honest, in depth review of the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2015. The review gives you a good insight into the improvements in the software as well as any shortcomings. Give it a read and let us know if you agree in the comments.

From the Review:

Rest in peace Softimage

Technically there is a 2015 version with updates, but this will be the last version of Softimage. As were many of you, I was shocked and saddened by the announcement that Softimage had reached end-of-life and was being discontinued. Looking to the bright side, I felt that maybe it was going to be a good thing and the fresh eyes looking over Maya and 3dsMax would bring some innovation to these somewhat old cranky workhorses. Time will tell, and until then we should focus on the 2015 release of the suite and welcome our Softimage users to the mix.

Last year during my review I mentioned that I was feeling studios might not be getting maximum benefit from the suite and missing out on tools that were better in one package than another. The old thinking that you’d Model in Max, Rig and Animate in Maya (the Softimage guys just laughed and went back to doing it all in one software) is now ready to be flipped around. With Maya 2015 once again getting a big modeling and simulation upgrade and with Max’s much improved UI love for big scene management and even faster viewport speed, in addition to adding python support, things are looking up for both camps.

After getting the suite installed, there were already a few service patches available and thankfully they installed right over the existing software…no need to waste time uninstalling the freshly installed software first.

Since Softimage is done, I didn’t install it. Sad yes, but in the past 10 years as much as I wanted to invest deeper time in it, no client ever asked and my time goes where the work is. So this will not include a review of Softimage. It is time to move forward. R.I.P Softimage.

I did install 3dsMax, Maya and MotionBuilder and will review the improvements and failings of this release. For those new to my reviews, I feel most of you can read the “what’s new” documents yourself and watch the nice updated movies but you come here to learn something that wasn’t included in the press release and that is what I aim for. I focus on my areas of interest and experience – character rigging, motion capture and overall workflow efficiency.

Read the Full Review Here

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Dec 16, 2013 Autodesk Meet the Experts Webinar Series: Creature Sculpting and Modeling Techniques

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Autodesk Meet the Experts Webinar Series: Creature Sculpting and Modeling Techniques

Autodesk Meet the Expert Webinar Series

Tuesday, December 17, 1:00 PM–2:00 PM PST/ 4:00–5:00 PM EST​

In this webinar, we examine a creature modeling and detailing workflow using Autodesk® Mudbox® and Autodesk® Maya® software. 

Topics covered include concept techniques in Autodesk® SketchBook® Pro software, creating freely in Mudbox without the worry of the underlying topology, and new retopology techniques that allow for the creation of an animation and rig-ready mesh.

This webinar also takes an in-depth look at the processes of sculpting, detailing, and painting to bring a creature look and style to life.  Hosted by Craig Barr.​

Webinar will be in English only

Register Now for the Free Webinar Here.

Aug 12, 2013 Upcoming Maya, 3ds Max and Mudbox 2014 Extensions

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Upcoming Maya, 3ds Max and Mudbox 2014 Extensions

For Autodesk® Maya®, Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Autodesk® Mudbox® 2014 software customers with current Autodesk® Subscription, the latest extensions for Maya, 3ds Max and Mudbox will soon be available.
Take advantage of Autodesk Subscription to get your hands on the new animation capabilities and gain access to technology used by industry leading studios.

For more information on the Maya 2014 Extension please click here:
area.autodesk.com/products/features/extensionmaya

For more information on the 3ds Max 2014 Extension please click here:
area.autodesk.com/products/features/extension3dsmax

For more information on the Mudbox 2014 Extension please click here:
area.autodesk.com/products/features/extensionmudbox

Jul 10, 2012 MUDBOX & WACOM 24HD MULTI-TOUCH

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MUDBOX & WACOM 24HD MULTI-TOUCH

Wacom has announced two new Cintiqs today the Cintiq 24HD touch and Cintiq 22HD

The Cintiq 24HD touch incorporates multi-touch technology and Craig Barr from Autodesk gives us a Tech Preview of Multi-Touch Mudbox with the new Wacom Cintiq 24HD touch.

 

Jan 18, 2012 Free Mudbox DVD’s From Wayne Robson!

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Free Mudbox DVD's From Wayne Robson!

Wayne Robson is a freelance digital artist who has taught Autodesk Mudbox around the world and was asked to lecture at the Vienna science academy.  As a freelance artist he has worked in TV, Games and Film.  He was the founder of Mudbox Hub and Author of 14 Mudbox Training DVD’s , 2 books.

Wayne’s Training DVD’s for Mudbox are now Free online at the link below.

http://www.mudboxlive.com/

Aug 9, 2011 Autodesk Mudbox 2012 Advantage Pack for Subscription

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Autodesk Mudbox 2012 Advantage Pack for Subscription

The Autodesk® Subscription Advantage Pack for Autodesk® Mudbox™ 2012 software delivers powerful new tools that help solidify its position as an industry-leading 3D paint and sculpting solution.

This update is only for those on current subscription, contact us to learn more!

Features:

Gigatexel engine—Create massive amounts of detail—in the range of billions of texels—to help produce highly detailed assets.

Edge hardness, creasing & smoothing support—Import and work with models created in Autodesk® 3ds Max®, Autodesk® Maya® or Autodesk® Softimage® software that contain edges with hardness, creasing, and smoothing data.

Combine Bump and Normal maps—Combine painted bump map detail with extracted normal map detail to produce a single normal map—even in tangent space.

Enhanced tiling—More easily paint and sculpt tiled detail to create seamlessly repeating textures and maps. Duplicate and Flip—More easily duplicate objects, and optionally flip them to create mirrored versions.

May 13, 2011 Autodesk Mudbox 2012 Service Pack 1 Released

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Autodesk Mudbox 2012 Service Pack 1 Released

Service Pack 1

Mudbox 2012 Service Pack 1 addresses stability issues, performance issues with the Freeze brush, interaction issues with Wacom® tablets, and other fixes across several areas including the Grab tool and file import/export operations.

Be sure to delete your Mudbox Settings before install (find them in your ……DocumentsMudbox12-x64settings directory for WIN 64)

Grab it here:

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=17019428&linkID=11937426

Release Notes (with bug fix list):

http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/mudbox_2012_sp1_release_notes.pdf

– Craig Barr on the Autodesk Area |The MudRoom

Apr 14, 2011 Autodesk 2012 Product Launch

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On April 20, 2011, Autodesk will host a live virtual event, showcasing the entire line of 2012 Autodesk products.

Accelerate your film, television, or game projects. Find new ways of exploring, refining, and presenting your ideas. Discover a range of world-class new creative tools.

It all starts when you Register for the Autodesk Virtual Event.

Date: April 20, 2011

Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm PT

See how the new Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation (DEC) solutions – including the comprehensive Entertainment Creation Suites – can help you create and deliver your most innovative work. You’ll have the chance to hear how leading Autodesk customers such as LOOK Effects, Eidos-Montréal, and SWAY Studio use Autodesk Digital Entertainment Solutions to take their work to the next level.

At the Autodesk Virtual Event, you attend sessions right from your desktop. These presentations will help you:

  • Position yourself for your next big opportunity
  • Explore the tools used by leading artists and animators
  • Take advantage of hardware advances to finish projects faster

Don’t miss this chance to learn how Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation solutions can help you bring your best ideas to life.

Get the NEW Autodesk Media & Entertainment 2012 products at the Motion Media Online shop.

Apr 8, 2011 Autodesk 2013 & 2012 Product Keys

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Autodesk 2013 & 2012 Product Keys

We get a lot of calls and emails asking us for the product keys for the Autodesk 2013 software so we decided just to post them here for you. Leave a comment if you’re looking for a product key not shown here and we’ll see if we can get it for you.

Autodesk 2013 Product Keys

AutoCAD 2013 Product Key: 001E1
AutoCAD Architecture 2013 Product Key: 185E1
AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Product Key: 237E1
AutoCAD Design Suite Premium 2013 Product Key: 768E1
AutoCAD Design Suite Standard 2013 Product Key: 767E1
AutoCAD Design Suite Ultimate 2013 Product Key: 769E1
AutoCAD Electrical 2013 Product Key: 225E1
AutoCAD for MAC 2013 Product Key: 777E1
AutoCAD Map 3D 2013 Product Key: 129E1
AutoCAD Mechanical 2013 Product Key: 206E1
AutoCAD MEP 2013 Product Key: 235E1
AutoCAD Raster Design 2013 Product Key: 340E1
AutoCAD Utility Design 2013 Product Key: 213E1
Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 Product Key: 128E1
Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2013 Product Key: 495E1
Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2013 Product Key: 774E1
Autodesk 3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite Standard 2013 Product Key: 661E1
Autodesk Building Design Suite Premium 2013 Product Key: 765E1
Autodesk Building Design Suite Standard 2013 Product Key: 784E1
Autodesk Building Design Suite Ultimate 2013 Product Key: 766E1
Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2013 Product Key: 793E1
Autodesk Factory Design Suite Premium 2013 Product Key: 757E1
Autodesk Factory Design Suite Standard 2013 Product Key: 789E1
Autodesk Factory Design Suite Ultimate 2013 Product Key: 760E1
Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Premium 2013 Product Key: 786E1
Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Standard 2013 Product Key: 787E1
Autodesk Infrastructure Design Suite Ultimate 2013 Product Key: 785E1
Autodesk Inventor 2013 Product Key: 208E1
Autodesk Inventor Professional 2013 Product Key: 797E1
Autodesk Inventor Publisher 2013 Product Key: 666E1
Autodesk Maya 2013 Product Key: 657E1
Autodesk Maya Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2013 Product Key: 775E1
Autodesk Maya Entertainment Creation Suite Standard 2013 Product Key: 660E1
Autodesk mental ray Standalone 2013 Product Key: 718E1
Autodesk MotionBuilder 2013 Product Key: 727E1
Autodesk Mudbox 2013 Product Key: 498E1
Autodesk Product Design Suite Premium 2013 Product Key: 782E1
Autodesk Product Design Suite Standard 2013 Product Key: 783E1
Autodesk Product Design Suite Ultimate 2013 Product Key: 781E1
Autodesk Revit Architecture 2013 Product Key: 240E1
Autodesk Revit Structure 2013 Product Key: 255E1
Autodesk Showcase 2013 Product Key: 262E1
Autodesk Showcase Professional 2013 Product Key: 295E1
Autodesk SketchBook Designer 2013 Product Key: 741E1
Autodesk Softimage 2013 Product Key: 590E1

Autodesk 2012 Product Keys

Autodesk 2012 Product Keys
We are getting numerous calls asking for these as they aren’t listed on the end-user’s subscription account – so here you go!

3ds Max 2012: 128D1
3ds Max Design 2012: 495D1
3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite 2012: 661D1
3ds Max Entertaiment Suite Premium 2012: 774D1
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Autocad LT 2012: 057D1
Autocad 2012: 001D1
Autocad for Mac 2012: 777D1
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Autodesk Design Suite Ultimate 2012: 769D1
Autodesk Design Suite Advanced 2012: 769D1
Autodesk Design Suite Premium 2012: 768D1
Autodesk Deisgn Suite Standard 2012: 767D1
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Maya 2012: 657D1
Maya Entertainment Creation Suite 2012: 660D1
Maya Entertianment Suuite Premium 2012: 775D1
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Mental Ray 2012: 718D1
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Motionbuilder 2012: 727D1
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Mudbox 2012: 498D1
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Softimage 2012: 590D1

Mar 21, 2011 Autodesk Special Media Event Webcast March 21 -TODAY!

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Learn about Autodesk’s new products for the design, engineering, and entertainment industries by joining Senior Vice President Amar Hanspal for Autodesk’s 2012 Product Launch webcast.

Date and time: Monday, March 21, 2:00 PM PDT / 5:00 PM EDT

Action: Register in advance at www.autodesk.com/webcast.

Looking for a seat of Autodesk Media & Entertainment products? You can  Click Here to Purchase.

 

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