3D Animation Software Program for Digital Entertainment Creation

Animation Software & 3D Animation Programs

Animation Software and 3D Animation Programs

Across the entertainment industry, many leading companies rely on Autodesk animation software to create compelling digital content. In a climate of growing complexity, shrinking timelines and budgets, and sky-rocketing consumer expectations, Autodesk can help you build a modern production pipeline with 3D animation programs that can help you compete and succeed.

The Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation product portfolio offers animation programs that span the 3D production pipeline for today's demanding film, games, and television projects. From sculpting and texture painting; to modeling, character animation, effects, and rendering; to previsualization and virtual moviemaking, Autodesk's 3D animation programs offer innovative toolsets that can help you realize your creative vision. With integrated workflows, streamlined data exchange, and an ongoing emphasis on improving productivity and performance, even the most challenging 3D animation deadlines are easier to meet.

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Maya: Animation software program for special effects

Autodesk Maya
Autodesk® Maya® 3D animation software provides and end-to-end creative workflow with comprehensive tools for modeling, animation, simulation, visual effects, rendering, matchmoving, and compositing on a highly extensible production platform.
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3ds Max: 3D modeling and rendering animation software program by Autodesk

Autodesk 3ds Max
Autodesk® 3ds Max® animation software enables artists to more quickly ramp up for production with powerful, integrated modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing tools.
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Softimage: A high performing visual effects animation program and 3D character animation software

Autodesk Softimage
Meet evolving 3D challenges with Autodesk® Softimage® animation software, a high-performance 3D character animation and visual effects solution.
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Mudbox: Animation software program for 3D digital sculpting and digital painting

Autodesk Mudbox
Autodesk® Mudbox® 3D digital sculpting and digital painting software gives you the freedom to create production-ready 3D digital artwork without worrying about the technical details.
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MotionBuilder: Animation software program for motion capture editing and data cleanup for film and games

Autodesk MotionBuilder
Increase your 3D animation output per artist and create higher quality animation. Autodesk® MotionBuilder® real-time 3D character animation software can make film and game animation pipelines more efficient.
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FBX: Asset exchange technology facilitates data exchange between animation software programs.

Autodesk FBX
Autodesk® FBX® asset technology facilitates higher fidelity data exchange between animation software solutions. Whether you are using FBX within and entertainment pipeline or as part of design production, files are more seamlessly transferred, more data is retained, and workflows are more efficient.
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Featured 3D Animation Software

Entertainment Creation Suite: 3D modeling, digital sculpting, texture painting, compositing and animation software program

Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites
The Autodesk® Entertainment Creation Suites provide artists and production facilities access to a powerful range of creative 3D animation software at exceptional value. The Suite offers a choice of either Autodesk® Maya® software or Autodesk® 3ds Max® software, and includes Autodesk® MotionBuilder® real-time character animation software, and Autodesk® Mudbox® digital sculpting and texture painting software. With the Premium option, artists additionally have access to Autodesk® Softimage® software to create sophisticated effects and high-quality facial animation. Use the power of this Suites animation program to create modern, flexible pipelines that enable motion capture artists to increase their output and create higher quality animations for today's projects and scale for tomorrow's opportunities.
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If you  are a student, you can download a 36-month trial version of the Entertainment Creation Suite, and find training and other resources, in the Autodesk Education Community.
Free Software for Students

*Available only in the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites Premium

3D Animation Software for Students and Educators

Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites for Education
Autodesk® Entertainment Creation Suite for Education offers academic institutions exceptional value and provides a streamlined solution for teaching 3D, modeling, animation, digital sculpting, texture painting, effects, rendering, and compositing.
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Autodesk Education Community
With over 30 products available for free*, the Autodesk Education Community helps students and educators push the boundaries of 3D with Autodesk animation programs.
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*Free products including animation programs are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license agreement that accompanies download of the software. The products, programs and other information contained on this page may not be available in all geographies.