Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Alias for cash consideration of $197 million USD. On October 4, 2005, Autodesk announced a definitive agreement to acquire Alias - a leading developer of 3D graphics technology. This acquisition extends Autodesk's 3D software leadership in the manufacturing and media and entertainment industries.
Benefiting from the Autodesk Subscription Program-3ds Max Software Customers Will Receive New Extension to Create Highly Detailed 3D Surface Models SAN RAFAEL, Calif. January 9th, 2005-Autodesk Inc. today announced a new subscription delivery for its 3ds Max 8 software called Pro Booleans, a new value-added feature extension, offered exclusively for its subscription customers. Pro Booleans delivers expanded flexibility for the installed modelling tools in 3ds Max, Autodesk's professional 3D-animation software.
Acquisition Advances Autodesk's 3D Visualisation and Animation Capabilities
(Brisbane developer, TheyerGFX, has sent this is in calling for testers)
Megaderek has posted in the forum about a little game that he's been working on in his spare time called "Driving Speed". You'll need a graphics card that supports pixel shaders to see it, and there are still a quite a few glitches in the demo, but it's a very impressive demo nonetheless! Give it a burl!! Give him some feedback in our forum as well :D
Nocturnal Entertainment Australia, a leading supplier of middleware and development tools for the Game Boy Advance (GBA) is proud to announce the release of Catapult v1.42. Catapult fast-tracks the development of games and software for the GBA, by providing all development tools in a single integrated package.
(Thanks to Me109 for posting about this in the forum)
Quest for Utopia
There are three new screenshots on the Screens 2 page.
I've just received the dates and addresses for the 3D Studio Max 8 launch events in Australia where you'll get to find a whole lot about the new features from Autodesks popular 3D program...
Join Autodesk for an afternoon of special presentations from game industry powerhouses Epic Games and BioWare. Dr. Michael Capps, President of Epic Games will be on hand to present the pipeline benefits of Unreal? Engine 3. Diarmid Clarke, Senior External Producer at BioWare will provide an inside look at the making of mega-hit Jade Empire. (Note: Please note Diarmid Clarke of Bioware has not made the tour.)