Autodesk Media & Entertainment

Your partner for innovation in Media & Entertainment

Discover how Autodesk partners with industry leaders across film, TV, games, and visualization to bring advanced capabilities to creatives everywhere.

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Raising the bar for quality 3D content

Global demand for high-quality entertainment—whether a bingeable TV show, a game you can get lost in for hours, or an immersive virtual experience—is exploding. To meet this growing demand and deliver beautiful work on time, you need powerful 3D tools and workflows in your pipeline.

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Magic: The Gathering Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths. Image courtesy of Axis Studios

Revolutionize your creative process

Drawing from our experience collaborating with industry leaders, we're investing in advancing open data standards and innovation so you can continuously revolutionize your creative storytelling techniques. Industry innovation means you stay ahead of the ever-growing standards.

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Autodesk AI helps artists focus on their art

The M&E industry is being asked to raise the bar on performance and creativity: to do more with less. Autodesk AI is at the heart of the solution, allowing businesses to boost productivity, be more innovative, and more easily scale.

Investing in next-gen media and entertainment technology

Our commitment to innovation inspires our investment in cutting-edge technologies.

Connected workflows

Autodesk Flow connects people, workflows, and data across the entire production lifecycle from earliest concept to final delivery.

Open standards

Open standards like USD in Maya and 3ds Max help studios optimize workflows and collaborate seamlessly between facilities.

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Visual programming

Bifrost makes it possible to create incredibly detailed simulations using visual programming.

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Machine learning

AI-powered tools in Flame automate complex compositing and retouching tasks, so you can focus on creative efforts.

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The 10-year horizon for media and entertainment

AI, open standards, and the cloud are disrupting how content is made. Producers, directors, VFX teams, animators, editors, and other stakeholders must adapt to the emerging reality of film, TV, and game production. 

Autodesk is stepping forward as a partner in the future of data stewardship, platform infrastructure, and technological capabilities.

How studios tackle growing complexity

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“We had to create complex visual effects with a lot of details in such a limited period… [Using Bifrost for Maya], we were able to create this imaginary scene and make it more realistic than reality itself.” —Jeon Byeong-geun, Lead Character TD

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Axis Studios

“When you’re met with the challenge of a tiger that’s got wings or a giant centipede with a toothy maw, you need to start looking at things outside the box.” —Will Pryor, Head of Rigging & Creature FX

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Binyan Studios

“It’s an extremely gratifying process, developing a flat architectural sketch into a full 3D rendering that is iconic, emotive, and makes the client say, 'Wow!'” —Andrei Dolnikov, Founder and CEO

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Creatives across disciplines rely on Autodesk tools

Explore the different types of projects Autodesk software can be used for.

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3D animation

Bring complex CG characters and worlds to life for animated shows and feature films.

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Visual effects

Combine live-action footage and visual effects to create realistic characters, environments, and objects.

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Game development

Create expansive worlds, realistic characters, and immersive experiences that delight game players.

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Produce beautiful architectural designs, custom interiors, and photorealistic product renderings.

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Stories of industry innovation

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Adapting to our new virtual normal

Learn about Marvel Studios’ transition to a virtual studio and how ShotGrid helped the team keep their boldest projects on track.

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Harnessing the power of rigging in Maya

Follow along as Rodeo FX’s lead rigger, Mathias Røyrvik, puts Maya’s latest rigging tools to the test on his Peaky Rhino character.

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Recreating the past using visual effects

Experience the Viking Age and the 18th and 20th centuries with this epic breakdown by 3D generalist and animator Thomas Berg.

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