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Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries including the last 16 Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects use Autodesk software to design, visualize, and simulate their ideas before they are ever built or created. From blockbuster visual effects and buildings that create their own energy to electric cars and the batteries that power them, the work of our 3D software customers is everywhere you look.

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3D modelling and rendering software for design visualization, games and animation.

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Take full artistic control with professional-quality 3D models

Create massive worlds in games, stunning scenes for design visualisation and engaging virtual reality experiences. Use 3ds Max® toolsets to shape and define detailed environments, objects and characters. Model any person, place or thing.

Create and render striking scenes with integrated Arnold renderer

3ds Max works with most major renderers to create high-end scenes and stunning visuals for design visualization and more. Experience interactive rendering from the interface for accurate and detailed previews while you work.

Create and render striking scenes with integrated Arnold renderer
Scale your workflow with automated processes in 3ds Max

Scale your workflow with automated processes in 3ds Max

  • 3ds Max supports the needs of tight deadlines – so you spend more time being creative.
  • Use 3ds Max as a compute engine to scale content production
  • Extend built-in workflows with accessible APIs
  • Accelerate manual steps to boost productivity
Scale your workflow with automated processes in 3ds Max

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3D computer animation, modelling, simulation and rendering software.

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Create expansive worlds, complex characters and dazzling effects

  • Bring believable characters to life with engaging animation tools.
  • Shape 3D objects and scenes with intuitive modelling tools in Maya® software.
  • Create realistic effects—from explosions to cloth simulation.

NEW | Create serious effects procedurally with Bifrost for Maya

  • A new visual programming environment using dynamic solvers enables you to create blockbuster-worthy effects quickly.
  • Build custom graphs using the Bifrost Graph Editor.
  • Create stunning effects—from snow and said to dust storms and explosions—with ready-to-use graphs.

Render your most complex projects with Arnold

  • Arnold is built to manage complex characters, scenery and lighting challenges.
  • Arnold is integrated with Maya, so you can see high-quality previews and iterate changes quickly.
  • Save time with Arnold’s artist-friendly UI and simple, intuitive controls.
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Create expansive worlds, complex characters and dazzling effects
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Build complex scenes and render beautiful final frames with 3D animation software ...

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MAYA - 3D animation, modelling, simulation and rendering software for film, games and TV

3DS MAX - 3D modelling, animation and rendering software for games and design visualization

ARNOLD - Global illumination rendering software

CREATIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

CREATIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Shotgun is software that simplifies creative project management and unifies visual effects (VFX), animation, and games teams of all sizes.

Connect your creative team with Shotgun

Manage productions smoothly, no matter how many teams, artists, projects, or assets (or how far apart they are).

PROJECT VISIBILITY AT ALL TIMES
PROJECT VISIBILITY AT ALL TIMES
TEAM PLANNING & OPTIMIZATION
TEAM PLANNING & OPTIMIZATION
ACCURATE REPORTS
ACCURATE REPORTS
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3D visual effects (VFX), finishing and color grading software

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Enjoy the speed of 2D compositing – with 3D visual effects

Flame® 3D VFX and finishing software provides effective tools for 3D compositing, visual effects and editorial finishing. An integrated, creative environment means faster compositing, advanced graphics, color correction and more.

Discover a unique way to isolate and modify common objects

Generate a 3D normal map from face detection to use for color adjustment, relighting and digital cosmetic and beauty work. Use selective render options to refine the end result in combination with the selective that is generated by the normal map.

Maintain a creative mindset in a simple, task-based environment

Edit, composite and color correct in one environment, without toggling between software. Create and iterate quickly for more productive client sessions and to stay in the flow.

Which Flame product is right for you?

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FLAME

Tools for fast and interactive visual effects finishing and 3D compositing.

FLAME ASSIST
FLAME ASSIST

A timeline-centric, fully compatible assistant station for Flame.

FLARE
FLARE

A fully compatible creative assistant station for Flame in collaborative VFX workflows.

LUSTRE
LUSTRE

Real-time color grading software for creative look development.

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Integrate Flame with other tools in your facility's post-production pipeline and use Shotgun production-tracking software for reviews and approvals.

What’s new in Flame 2020

Autodesk Flame 2020's AI including: Isolating objects in moving footage, generating depth maps, recognizing human faces to create normal maps for color correction and more.

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Golaem makes it easy and affordable to populate worlds with directable digital characters...

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GIVE LIFE TO ALL YOUR PROJECTS

GIVE LIFE TO ALL YOUR PROJECTS

Golaem is your tool of choice to quickly populate 3D scenes.

  • Humans, horses, birds or extraordinary creatures, Golaem can animate anything.
  • And remember: Two's company, three's a crowd!

GOLAEM - CROWD SIMULATION

Golaem gives you the power to quickly populate your scenes with smart and directable digital characters.

  • Avoid repetitive animation tasks.
  • Generate more variety for more realistic shots.
  • Populate backgrounds and midgrounds in minutes, not weeks.

GOLAEM LAYOUT - FOR PREVIZ & LAYOUT

Golaem Layout gives you total control over characters.

  • Manipulate or duplicate characters.
  • Change their appearance.
  • Retake or offset animation.
  • Get a shot from good to perfect and validated.
  • Create entire shots from a single character.

READY-TO-USE ASSETS OR CUSTOM ASSETS

Start populating shots today.

  • Take advantage of the Golaem Assets, a set of free characters and motions for all your projects
  • Use your own assets, humans, horses, creatures or even objects.
READY-TO-USE ASSETS OR CUSTOM ASSETS
WORLD CLASS SUPPORT & TRAINING

WORLD CLASS SUPPORT & TRAINING

We have the best customer support you will ever find. And we mean it.

We cannot count the number of thank you notes from customers telling us that our support is the best one they have dealt with.

We also provide custom training either on-site or remotely.

Testimonials

CIRCUS POPULATES LEGO CITY ADVENTURES SERIES WITH GOLAEM
CIRCUS POPULATES LEGO CITY ADVENTURES SERIES WITH GOLAEM

French VFX and Animation studio Circus used Golaem to populate cities with pedestrians and car traffic for entire seasons of Lego City Adventures Series.

ON ANIMATION TOYS WITH GOLAEM FOR PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE
ON ANIMATION TOYS WITH GOLAEM FOR PLAYMOBIL: THE MOVIE

Jeremy Ringard, from ON Animation used Golaem to create a Playmobil battle and fill a coliseum with 40 000 characters in Playmobil: The Movie.

METHOD STUDIOS FILLS LE MANS GRANDSTAND FOR FORD VS FERRARI
METHOD STUDIOS FILLS LE MANS GRANDSTAND FOR FORD VS FERRARI

Method Studios delivered hundreds of lively grandstands crowd shots for Ford vs Ferrari. Tim Riley, Head of Crowds in Vancouver.

BLUEBOLT CREATES A SWARM OF KILLER BEES WITH GOLAEM FOR HOLMES & WATSON
BLUEBOLT CREATES A SWARM OF KILLER BEES WITH GOLAEM FOR HOLMES & WATSON

BlueBolt used Golaem to animate killer bees in a dauting sequence in which they crawl onto the moving and deforming main actor's face.

RODEO FX POPULATES THE NUTCRACKER OUVERTURE WITH GOLAEM!
RODEO FX POPULATES THE NUTCRACKER OUVERTURE WITH GOLAEM!

Disney's The Nutcracker, Rodeo FX created a 1 min 20 sec long, full CG, opening sequence which makes us fly over a Victorian London populated using Golaem with many ambient characters including cloth simulation.