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Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital media revolution with its iPod portable music and video players and iTunes online store, and has entered the mobile phone market with its revolutionary iPhone.

Apple and Autodesk work together to bring best-of-breed solutions to the Mac platform. Over the years, Autodesk has released world-class professional desktop applications on the Mac platform, such as Autodesk® Maya®, Autodesk® SketchBook® Pro, Autodesk® Mudbox™, Autodesk® Alias®, Autodesk® Stitcher™ Unlimited, and Autodesk® ImageModeler™ software.

Additionally, Apple and Autodesk collaborate to deliver workflows to creative users on Apple's hardware platform. Autodesk® Smoke® software takes advantage of the Apple Final Cut Pro’s XML Interchange format, allowing users to finish their Final Cut Pro projects in Smoke. Additionally, Smoke artists operate on Apple's Xsan file system, allowing a seamless workflow between Final Cut Pro editorial and Smoke and providing central storage for fast access and turnaround.

With the release of Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Autodesk leverages powerful platform technologies on the 64-bit operating system, such as OpenCL and Grand Central Dispatch. The ongoing collaboration between the two companies ensures that the range of Autodesk products running on OS X are truly optimized and deliver the best possible experience to creative users of Autodesk products.

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