Wednesday, January 28, 2009

LAST CALL on Upgrading Version 2006!

Do you have any of these products?

AutoCAD LT 2006

AutoCAD 2006

Architectural Desktop 2006

AutoCAD Building Systems 2006

Revit Building 8.0 or 8.1 (2006)

Revit Series, Systems Plus 8.0 or 8.1 (2006)

As of March 13, 2009, these versions will RETIRE!

In the case of AutoCAD and Architectural Desktop, this simply means that he cost to upgrade will increase drastically (upto 56%) after March 13th

In the case of AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD Building Systems or Revit Building / Systems, this means you will need to buy net new licenses to get to the current version (NO UPGRADES) after March 13th

This can equate to almost 250% increase over current pre-retirement pricing!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Autodesk 3ds Max CAT is now offered exclusively to Autodesk Subscription customers as a free download.

CAT Plug‐in ‐ Create Product for Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 and Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009

Autodesk 3ds Max CAT software is a complete character animation toolset for Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 and Autodesk 3ds Max Design 2009 software. With this latest addition of Character Animation Tools (CAT) to the 3ds Max 3ds Max Design software, Autodesk continues to demonstrate its industry leadership in character animation by providing artists with even more flexibility to create complex 3D characters and animations inside the award winning 3ds Max software. 3ds Max CAT offers artists in the film, post‐production, design visualization, and games industries an environment to produce better animations faster. Previously offered at an additional cost of $995 USD, Autodesk 3ds Max CAT is now offered exclusively to Autodesk Subscription customers as a free download.


Autodesk 3ds Max CAT - Just Animate!

3ds Max CAT is a production proven character animation plug-in for Autodesk 3ds Max 2009 and 3ds Max Design 2009. 3ds Max CAT is designed by animators, for animators to take the tedious technicalities out of 3D character animation. Its toolset enables easy character rigging, non-linear animation, animation layering, motion capture import, muscle simulation, and more. 3ds Max CAT is fast, stable, simple, and packed with cutting-edge features that give artists an easier way to animate characters in 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design.


Rig Creation Made Simple

3ds Max CAT makes it easier than ever to create complex multi-pedal character rigs. Artists can build custom rigs lightning-quick, or use presets to create everything from humans and horses, to lizards and dragons, to spiders, crabs, and creepy-crawlies of all kinds. Include as many spines, heads, bones, fingers and toes as you want. 3ds Max CAT even supports highly complex rigs like centipedes.


Quick and Easy Character Animation

Animating with 3ds Max CAT is easy. In just a few clicks, you can create walk cycles using CAT's procedural animation tools and drive your character by attaching it to a path. Perfect for digital extras, the 3ds Max CAT rig automatically calculates foot placement, even on undulating terrain.


High Quality - Unmatched Flexibility

3ds Max CAT makes it easy to achieve repeatable, high quality character animation quickly and reliably.. Animation layering and clip editing allow you to create clips and reuse animations non-destructively. You can blend between distinct animations or add additional detail and secondary motion without sacrificing the base animation. Intuitive procedural systems like the CAT spine let you animate extremely complex character movements in a matter of clicks.

Incredible Realism

The all new CATMuscle adds incredible realism to your character animations by simulating muscle movements under the skin!

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