Autodesk Reduces Pricing for Maya Unlimited and Announces Maya 2008
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 19, 2008 Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today
announced reduced pricing for Autodesk Maya Unlimited 3D modeling,
animation, and rendering software - the tool of choice for designers and
artists working in film, television and games. Autodesk also announced
Maya 2008 Extension 2 software, which provides enhanced creative control
over polygon modeling and UV texturing, as well as significant improvements
to the Maya Muscle toolset. Maya was recently inducted into the Game
Developer Front Line Award Hall of Fame for its outstanding contribution to
the game development industry.
"The reduced price of Autodesk Maya Unlimited makes its extensive toolset
more accessible to new users and existing facilities that want to expand
their Maya-based pipelines," said Marc Petit, senior vice president,
Autodesk Media & Entertainment. "More artists can now take advantage of the
software's professional tools and advanced workflows to meet demands for
captivating content created on shorter deadlines and tighter budgets."
Maya Unlimited contains everything offered in Maya Complete software, plus
innovations such as Maya Fluid Effects, Maya nCloth, Maya Hair, Maya Fur,
and Maya Live. Pricing for Autodesk Maya Complete remains unchanged.
The Autodesk suggested retail price of a new license of Maya Unlimited,
Standalone has been reduced from US$6,995* to US$4,995*. The Autodesk
suggested retail price of a new license of Maya Unlimited, Network has been
reduced from US$8,345* to US$6,245*. Maya Complete 2008 customers can now
cross-grade to Maya Unlimited 2008 at the reduced Autodesk suggested retail
price of US $2,995*. All price changes are effective as of Feb. 18, 2008.
Autodesk Maya Extension 2 Software
Autodesk Maya 2008 Extension 2 software is expected to be available for
download to Maya Complete 2008 and Maya Unlimited 2008 Autodesk
Subscription customers with Gold support in March 2008. The Extension 2 is
not sold separately.
Key features and enhancements offered in Autodesk Maya 2008 Extension 2
Superior Modeling Workflow: New selection management features offer
modelers a fast and precise workflow for controlling large amounts of
complex geometry. Also, symmetrical modeling has been enhanced through such
additions as seam preservation functionality.
Faster Texturing through Streamlined UV Workflows: New and enhanced UV
workflow tools provide artists with more control over their texturing,
which enables them to achieve their desired results faster.
Detailed Skin Articulation and Animation: New features and enhanced
workflows for Maya Muscle extend the animator or technical director's
ability to precisely direct muscle and skin behavior. These include a new
smart collisions toolset, support for three new forces, and the ability to
For more information about the features offered in Autodesk Maya 2008
Extension 2, visit www.autodesk.com/maya-extension2
New Autodesk Subscription Offering for Maya Complete
Autodesk is also introducing a new entry-level Autodesk Subscription
offering for Maya Complete software.** This offering will allow Maya
Complete customers to maximize the value of their software investment and
simplify the process of staying current on the latest versions. The
Autodesk suggested retail price of Autodesk Subscription for Maya Complete
is US$595.* Subscription customers have access to up-to-date software,
learning resources, and an extensive online technical knowledgebase. For
more information about the Subscription offering for Maya Complete, visitwww.autodesk.com/mayasubscription
* International pricing may vary
** Not available in Japan
Autodesk, Inc. is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the
manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment
markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has
developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art digital prototyping
solutions to help customers experience their ideas before they are real..
Fortune 1000 companies rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize,
simulate and analyze real-world performance early in the design process to
save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation. For additional
information about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com