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April 22, 2009

Autodesk announces 2010 releases of Smoke and Flint software

New 3D creative tools and extended support for professional digital-media formats in the offering

By CBR Staff Writer

Autodesk, a provider of 2D and 3D design software, has announced the 2010 releases of Smoke and Flint software for editorial finishing and visual effects.

Autodesk Smoke is a timeline-based system for editorial finishing and visual effects in short and long-form post-production and broadcast design. Autodesk Flint is a system for designing complex visual effects and motion graphics in a real-time environment for post-production and broadcast design.

Some of the features in Smoke and Flint 2010 release include, new 3D creative tools, modular Keyer with easier-to-use presets, extended support for professional digital-media formats, configurable import settings to control metadata mapping and relink rules to easily match media to the original source.

The company also unveiled the 2009 Extension 1 releases of Lustre and Incinerator color grading software. In addition, the company launched Flare software, a creative companion to the 2010 releases of Flame and Inferno visual effects systems.

According to the company, the 2010 releases of Flame, Flare, Flint, Inferno and Smoke will be available later in April 2009.

Stig Gruman, digital entertainment group vice president at Autodesk media and entertainment, said: Autodesk strives to provide integrated solutions that help our customers meet today’s artistic and business challenges. We are focused on promoting creative freedom for projects large and small and our new systems releases feature creative 3D tools, improved interoperability, and expanded format support, including RED, across multiple platforms.

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