An interview from the 2014 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam with Maurice Patel of Autodesk. As a world leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk delivers the broadest product portfolio, helping over 10 million customers, including every member of the Fortune 100, to continually innovate through the digital design, visualization, and simulation of real-world project performance. In fact, the last 17 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects used Autodesk software. By enhancing collaboration, communication and digitally improving the real-world performance of projects before they are built, Autodesk customers are solving their business challenges, avoiding costly rework, accelerating project cycles and time to market, and ultimately gaining competitive advantage.

In this interview Maurice talks with us about updates to Flame 2015, the introduction of Extension 2, incredible Educational Program benefits and their recent collaboration with Shotgun Software to bring Production Management Tools to Autodesk users.

Autodesk unveils Flame 2015 visual effects software Extension 2, which along with many other advancements, introduces a feature that allows you to expertly and easily track perspective changes with the versatile, high-performing 2-D Planar Tracker.

Another huge announcement to Flame 2015 is the included support for Shotgun Software, a cloud-based production tracking, review and asset management platform. Just last month at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver, Shotgun, recently acquired by Autodesk, announced an iPhone Review app, Shotgun Desktop and MARI integration. Since the acquisition earlier this summer, the expanded development team (triple the number of coding engineers) has been on hyper drive. Shotgun already has a strong workflow with Maya, 3ds Max, MARI and other third party applications. The new Flame/Shotgun integration will enable Flame artists to quickly and efficiently share project work with producers, supervisors, clients, managers and other artists in the cloud and accelerate the flow of diverse project media across creative pipelines.

Autodesk is now focused on making its products available to a wider range of people outside the industry. With a pledge worth more than $460 million, Autodesk now offers free access to its 3-D design software and applications to more than 35,000 middle schools, high schools, and higher-education institutions across the U.S. and Canada. The entire range of software is available to any school as long as the school is accredited. Autodesk also offers resources to educators. Teachers can receive free e-training from Autodesk to learn how to use and implement Autodesk software in the classroom.

For more information please visit : Area.Autodesk.com

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