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Community Showcase

Making of Resistance 2 : Production

The crew at Insomniac Games talk about the pipeline from concept thumbnail sketches through to final production.

Making of Resistance 2 : Characters

Artists at Insomniac Games speak about incorporating motion capture into the pre-production stage and about doing animation early in the development process.

More Community Showcase



Massimo Righi, known for his animal renditions, shares his next creation.


Take a look at this illustration by Alessandro Baldasseroni of Blur Studio.

The Jim Henson Company

Learn how the Jim Henson Company uses groundbreaking digital puppetry and Autodesk® Maya® software for the animated show Sid the Science Kid. 



Props Editing in Autodesk MotionBuilder

This Autodesk® MotionBuilder® 2009 software tutorial illustrates how to set up props for retargeting from one character to another, and provides prop-editing tips.


Chapter 3: Body and Head Merging, pre UVs and Further Detailing

On this new chapter, we basically take what we ended up with, in the previous chapter, and push it further. Tutorial by e338 (Lo´c Zimmermann).


Pin Art Toy - Autodesk 3ds Max Part 2

Lee Johnson gives a detailed step-by-step tutorial showing how to animate a pin art toy (the box with hundreds of fine pins).

A Loopable Cloth Simulation in Autodesk 3ds Max

How to make a loopable cloth simulation with a small wrinkles using Autodesk® 3ds max®. You can find Russian version in my blog at


UV Mapping Techniques and Workflow

This tutorial shows the techniques and workflow you could use to successfully unwrap a model's UVs.

Modeling Desert Dunes in Autodesk 3ds Max with Patch Grids

In 15 minutes, you’ll learn how to create dunes inside 3ds Max by using patch grids, blending two textures by vertex color, and applying a simple layered fog to render the scene.

Autodesk San Francisco MasterClasses,
March 24, 2009

Don’t miss the opportunity to expand your GDC experience with some FREE advanced 3D training from Autodesk. Presented in San Francisco, California. This year's program features 1 day of unparalleled free learning. 

Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max API Training Classes, March 23-24, San Francisco

The Autodesk Developer Network M&E division announces two new Maya and 3ds Max API training dates at the San Francisco office March 23-24, 2009, during GDC week. These free classes will have limited seating, so sign up early!

Product News


Autodesk Maya 2009 30-Day Trial

The Autodesk Maya Unlimited 2009 30-day trial provides free access to Maya for noncommercial use. Enjoy this fully functioning version for 30 days and explore Maya software’s 3D modeling, animation, visual-effects, and rendering capabilities. Download today.

Autodesk MotionBuilder 2009 30-Day Trial

Experience MotionBuilder software with a 30-day trial and discover why thousands of animators have increased their efficiency with Autodesk’s foremost character animation solution. Download today.

Autodesk Toxik 2009 30-Day Trial

Extend your dimensions and experience truly collaborative digital compositing with the Autodesk® Toxik™ 2009 30-day trial. Download today.

New Releases for M&E Subscription Customers

Autodesk® Subscription customers can download the following M&E products when they visit the Subscription Center. Sign in to learn more

Events & Conferences

Autodesk Sponsors Cut&Paste 2D, 3D, and Motion Design Competition

Autodesk is the global 3D software sponsor of Cut&Paste Digital Design Tournament 2009, which includes live, onstage competitions in seven North American cities beginning in February.

GDC 2009: March 23-27, San Francisco, California

Annual conference on game development, sharing tools, tips and technologies for unbridled professional learning, networking and fun. Visit us at Booth #5716, North Hall, Moscone Center.

NAB 2009: April 20-23, Las Vegas, Nevada

Imagine a gathering of global professionals and solutions providers from every stage of the content lifecycle, from creation to consumption. Imagine the ultimate educational experience. Join us for the ultimate educational experience at Booth #SL-2120, South Hall, Las Vegas Convention Center.

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