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Architecture, Engineering & Constructiontop

Bay Bridge eastern span
The largest engineering project in the history of California would not have been possible without photorealistic, contextual 3D visualizations to prove the project’s viability.

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) designed its cathedral entirely in 3D before creating laser-cut models to simulate and explore the effect of natural light on the interior. The results are truly inspiring.

Gage/Clemenceau Architects
Inspired by automotive design techniques, Gage/Clemenceau Architects used 3D modeling tools to design their entry for the Estonian Academy of the Arts Competition.

Masdar Headquarters
The Masdar Headquarters will be the world’s first positive-energy building, actually producing more energy than it consumes, roughly 103 percent positive energy.

Shanghai Tower
The Shanghai Tower is optimized for high performance and sustainability, and will take its place as China’s tallest building upon completion in 2014.


Bruce Beasley
Beasley uses a 3D printer and Autodesk software to create the next revolution in fine art sculptural media.

Jason Salavon
Salavon explored the movement of populations with C++, Maya Embedded Language (MEL), and Maya 3D animation, modeling, simulation, rendering, and compositing software to create abstract compositions.

Cheek-to-Cheek Bench
Autodesk CEO Carl Bass used Autodesk software to design his first piece of stone furniture. It was inspired by an African headrest and fashioned from a single piece of granite.

Digital Stone exhibition
This unique collaboration reveals the creativity that can result from the fusion of art and technology.

Keith Cottingham
Autodesk commissioned artist Keith Cottingham to create photographs that showcase visionary thinking in sustainable design.

Automotive & Transportationtop

Mercedes-Benz Biome car
A concept car like no other, the Biome is made from an ultra-lightweight biological material that is grown from a seed.

Ferrari of the future
Ferrari challenged students from the world’s most prestigious automotive design schools to design the supercar of the future.

Bio computation and next-generation aerospace
The Airbus concept plane uses synthetic biology, embodying what air transport could look like in 2050.

Bio/Nano/Programmable Mattertop

Digital tools in life sciences
Digital technology for manufacturing, film, and video games may provide tools to help scientists tackle some of the most pressing challenges to human health.


ADEPT Airmotive
South Africa’s ADEPT Airmotive was able to build an airplane engine that weighed 60 kg (132 pounds) less than traditional engines with no loss of power.

Brokk remote demolition machine
Brokk builds remote-controlled demolition robots for the building, process, and nuclear industries.

Building an 8.5-foot dinosaur out of 62,500 LEGO pieces do not just happen. Digital prototypes and Autodesk 3D modeling software help with the assessment of structural feasibility. Then, construction can begin, piece by piece.

Magic Wheels
Magic Wheels designs and engineers precision parts for a revolutionary wheel system.

Herman Miller
In 2000, Herman Miller used all of its design expertise to create the beautiful and functional Mirra chair, which is also 96% recyclable.

RKS hollow-body electric guitar
RKS creates the first open-ended, hollow-body electric and bass guitars.

Ulysse Nardin
Ulysse Nardin’s Sonata Silicium is the world’s first mechanical 24-hour alarm watch with a countdown display and ability to set the alarm a day ahead and visualize time remaining.

Maker movement
With the advent of simple and affordable 3D design software, access to desktop 3D printers, and a global community of makers, manufacturing, as we know it, is changing.

Nike: the past, present, and future of product design
Nike’s investment in technology enables the company to better understand how bodies work, invent new products, and help us all to become better athletes.


Social Lights
A cube of 500 pulsing LED lights illuminates in colors and patterns in response to mentions of Autodesk on Twitter.

Media & Entertainmenttop

Sony Pictures Animation
Inspired by a popular children’s book written more than 30 years ago, Sony Pictures Animation used the latest in digital animation technology to create Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, an imaginative 3D comedy.

Virtual cinematography
The world of cinema is constantly turning itself upside down with new technological breakthroughs. And none has been more dramatic than the introduction of 3D environments.

3D sculpting challenge
Using Mudbox 3D digital sculpting and texture painting software, Jesse Sandifer created his vision of the ultimate warrior character.