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GDC 2014

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Take game design to a new level by bringing worlds and characters to life with Autodesk game design software

Workflow for game design

Overview

Take your game design to a new level by bringing worlds and characters to life. Create advanced rigging elements, bake complex surface lighting onto texture maps, and deliver a rich visual in-game experience that keeps users engaged with Autodesk® game making software.
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Workflow

Products

All products for games

Entertainment Creation Suite 3D animation software

3ds Max Entertainment Creation Suite (Std/Pre)
Production tools that include 3ds Max.

Autodesk Beast game middleware

Beast
Innovative tools for creating realistic lighting in games.

Autodesk HumanIK game middleware

HumanIK
Middleware for creating believable, interactive character animation.

Autodesk MotionBuilder real-time 3D character animation software

MotionBuilder
3D character animation software for virtual production.

SketchBook Pro 2015
Intuitive digital painting and sketching tool for concept design.

Autodesk Maya Entertainment Creation Suite 3D animation software

Maya Entertainment Creation Suite (Std/Pre)
Production tools that include Maya.

FBX
Asset exchange technology for higher-fidelity data exchange.

Autodesk Maya 3D animation, modeling, visual effects, rendering, and compositing solution for film, games, and television

Maya
Innovative tools for 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering.

Mudbox
3D digital sculpting and texture painting software.

Softimage
3D character animation and visual effects software.

3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing solution for games, film, and video content

3ds Max
3D modeling, animation, effects, rendering, and compositing software.

Autodesk Gameware Navigation artificial intelligence middleware for games

Gameware Navigation
AI middleware for path finding in complex game environments.

Autodesk Maya 3D animation, modeling, visual effects, rendering, and compositing solution for film, games, and television

Maya LT
A 3D animation tool for indie and mobile game developers.

Autodesk Softimage 3D character animation and visual effects software

Scaleform
A solution using Adobe Flash to create powerful game interfaces.


Industry trends and topics

Mobile developers use 3D game design software to compete

3D asset creation enables mobile game developers to differentiate titles and improve production efficiency through faster iteration. Autodesk Gameware helps accelerate sophisticated game interaction, UI creation for Unity game engine, and 2D runtime for mobile devices.
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What customers are saying

Products they used

Subatomic Studios

Subatomic Studios used Autodesk® 3ds Max® software for Fieldrunners 2 to create a highly engaging experience without compromise. Autodesk 3ds Max helped simplify the team’s creative workflow, increasing flexibility to iterate and enabling the production of more engaging game characters.

SEGA Australia

SEGA Australia used Autodesk game design software to help create the official video game of the 2012 Olympic games. The team used Autodesk game design software to drive artist productivity and pipeline efficiency when creating the many environments and thousands of athletes to help bring the 2012 Olympics to life.