(Source:┬áimpulsegamer.com) Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) has announced that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (NASDAQ: DWA) and Sony Pictures Imageworks are integrating Autodesk Mudbox software into their Linux-based production pipelines. Autodesk Consulting’s custom development team worked collaboratively with teams at Imageworks and DreamWorks to port the digital sculpting and texture painting software to the Linux platform. Mudbox for Linux is available through Autodesk Consulting services.

Dave Rhodes, Autodesk vice president, worldwide consulting services, said, “Mudbox was first developed as an integral part of WETA Digital\u2019s film production pipeline, putting the digital artist at the center of the software’s design process. This enabled Mudbox to solve key production challenges that other applications weren’t addressing. It is an approach that Autodesk has remained faithful to by developing the Linux version in collaboration with some of our leading film clients.”

Ed Leonard, CTO, DreamWorks Animation, said, “The Linux port is an exciting and essential element of getting the Mudbox toolset integrated into our production pipeline at DreamWorks Animation. We applaud our partners at Autodesk for their continual commitment to tool innovation and their support of Linux as a first rate platform for high end visual effects and animation.”

Rob Bredow, CTO, Imageworks, said, “Mudbox is a great tool for us in that it can combine sculpting and texturing into a single workflow, which gives our artists more flexibility in how they approach creating the art for our films. The Mudbox approach really fits into our overall strategy of letting our artists create art using multiple areas within our pipeline. Mudbox is more creatively satisfying and more efficient, allowing us to put more on the screen.”



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