Visual Effects Software for Professionals
Autodesk is a leader in visual effects software, providing Digital Entertainment Creation (DEC) used by artists and businesses to meet the demands of film, games, television, advertising, and graphic design.
The Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation (DEC) software portfolio offers state-of-the-art visual effects tools that span pre-visualization to post—from creating CG characters, environments, and elements, to 3D visual effects and finishing.
Everyone from directors to cinematographers, art directors, visual effects supervisors, and artists can benefit from new and efficient methods for realizing their creative vision. With innovative 3D visual effects tools and creative workflows, artists can work in parallel, experiment freely, and make or change decisions during fast-paced production and post-production cycles.
Autodesk visual effects tools are also being used on stereoscopic 3D productions around the world. With an integrated 2D-3D workflow, visual effects artists can create, edit, and view stereo content, and make creative decisions within the context of what the audience will see—resulting in a greater ability to use S3D as an aid to storytelling.
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Autodesk® Smoke® software provides professional tools for editing, color, and 3D visual effects on the Mac. With Smoke, you can build a powerful, flexible, and efficient finishing pipeline to serve the creative needs of your clients.
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Autodesk® Flare™ software offers a cost-effective and scalable way to add more of the compositing power of Autodesk Flame Software to your finishing pipeline. Artists can use Flare as a standalone creative station, work collaboratively with Flame and Flame Premium on multiple Flare stations, or use Flare on mobile workstations for powerful on-set VFX supervision.
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Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites
Powerful 3D modeling, animation, and visual effects tools for increased productivity, creativity, and flexibility—at a significant cost saving.
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Meet evolving challenges with Autodesk® Softimage® software, a high-performance 3D character animation and visual effects application.
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Autodesk 3ds Max
Autodesk® 3ds Max® software enables artists and designers to more quickly ramp up for production with powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing tools.
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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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Increase your 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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Autodesk® FBX® asset exchange technology facilitates higher-fidelity data exchange between animation and visual effects solutions.
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Featured Post Production Software
Autodesk Flame Premium
Unifying 3D visual effects and look development, Autodesk® Flame® Premium software enables artists to take on the toughest post production challenges with innovative tools for interactive compositing and color grading.
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Autodesk® Maya® 3D animation software delivers an end-to-end creative workflow with comprehensive tools for animation, modeling, simulation, visual effects, rendering, matchmoving, and compositing on a highly extensible production platform.
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Visual Effects 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, digital sculpting, texture painting, animation, visual effects, rendering, and compositing.
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Autodesk Education Community
With more than 30 products available for free*, including Smoke, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, Softimage, and 3ds Max, the Autodesk Education Community helps students and educators in visual effects push the boundaries of design with Autodesk software.
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*Free products are subject to the terms and conditions of the end-user license agreement that accompanies download of the software. The products, programs and certain information contained on the Autodesk Education Community page may not be available in all geographies.