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3D Animation

3D Animation

3D animation is playing a larger role in today's film, games, and television projects. As customer expectations increase in contrast to shorter timelines and shrinking budgets, artists and 3D animation facilities require modern production pipelines to help them compete and succeed in the 3D animation industry.

For demanding projects, many 3D animation companies are turning to Autodesk software for the tools they need to create compelling digital content. Whether they require keyframe, procedural, or scripted 3D animation capabilities, the Autodesk® Digital Entertainment Creation product portfolio offers solutions for the 3D animation production pipeline. Our 3D animation software offers innovative toolsets that can help artists and 3D animation companies meet and exceed client expectations, while staying on time and on budget.

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Maya: 3D Animation software program is a specialized tool for animators

Autodesk Maya 
Autodesk® Maya® 3D animation software provides a broad range of specialized tools for keyframe, procedural, and scripted animation. With the comprehensive Maya 3D animation toolset, artists can more easily create, skin, rig, and pose believable characters with realistic deformations in less time.
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3ds Max: 3D animation, modeling and rendering software program by Autodesk

Autodesk 3ds Max
Autodesk® 3ds Max® 3D animation software provides artists with the ability to create intelligent, believable characters and higher-quality animations in less time. With procedural animation and rigging with CAT (Character Animation Toolkit) and Biped, 3ds Max helps artists create realistic 3D animation on time and on budget.
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Softimage: A high performing visual effects and 3D animation software

Autodesk Softimage
Meet evolving 3D animation challenges with Autodesk® Softimage® software, a high-performance 3D character animation and visual effects application.
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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 2012: 3D animation software program for motion capture editing and data cleanup

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. With its real-time engine, productivity geared workflows, motion capture editing and data cleanup, and interoperability with other products in the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites, MotionBuilder is ideal for high-volume animation productions.
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FBX: Asset exchange technology facilitates data exchange between 3d animation software programs.

Autodesk FBX
Autodesk® FBX® asset exchange technology facilitates higher-fidelity data exchange between 3D animation solutions. Whether you are using FBX within an 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

Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite

Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite
The Autodesk® Entertainment Creation Suites offer artists and production facilities access to a powerful range of creative 3D animation toolsets at exceptional value. Use the power of the Suites to create modern, flexible pipelines that support today’s projects and scale for tomorrow’s opportunities. 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 edition, 3D animation artists also have access to Autodesk® Softimage® software to create sophisticated effects and high-quality facial animation. 

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.
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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 animation, modeling, animation, digital sculpting, texture painting, effects, rendering, and compositing.
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Autodesk Education Community
With at least 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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