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Video Game Design

Autodesk game design software solutions complement most video game design software and commercial game engines, offering tools and middleware to help create more innovative game experiences. Because gamers demand inspiring animation and effects, Autodesk software helps game designers, artists, and developers to meet these demanding needs with:

  • 3D character animation
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Creative 3D modeling workflows
  • Motion capture solutions

Whether you need 3D modeling or animation solutions, cutting-edge middleware, or interoperability technology, Autodesk has a broad toolset to suit your game design program.

Game Design Middleware

Autodesk Kynapse artificial intelligence software for video game design and development

Autodesk Kynapse
Autodesk® Kynapse® game middleware is a leading artificial intelligence (AI) solution for game development and the creation of real-time simulations for nonplayer characters.
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Autodesk Kynapse artificial intelligence software for video game design and development

Autodesk HumanIK
Create more believable, real-time character animation for games with Autodesk® HumanIK® game middleware.
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Autodesk FBX software is a 3D data interchange solution for many 3D tools and optimized productivity

Autodesk FBX
Interoperability with Autodesk® FBX® technology—a widely supported, platform-independent 3D data interchange solution—helps remove barriers to data compatibility and gives production teams the freedom to build more efficient workflows. Learn More

Featured Game Design Software

Autodesk Maya 3D modeling and animation software for video game design

Autodesk Maya
Autodesk® Maya® 3D modeling and animation software offers artists a creative workflow to bring their creative vision to life.
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3ds Max 3D modeling and animation software for game design

Autodesk 3ds Max
Autodesk® 3ds Max® 3D modeling and animation software is for game developers looking for out-of-the box productivity.
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MotionBuilder real-time 3D character animation video game design software

Autodesk MotionBuilder
Autodesk® MotionBuilder® real-time 3D character animation software is an ideal tool for high-volume game animation pipelines and motion capture.
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Game Design Classes

Autodesk University (AU) Online Class List

Free Design Software for Students

Autodesk helps prepare students for academic and professional success. Students are encouraged to join our free Education Community, get access to downloads of Autodesk design software, or purchase at a discount.
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