Autodesk, Inc., has played a pivotal role in the creation of some of the most iconic and breathtaking movie imagery over the past two decades. From large post-production studios to small boutique houses, talented artists across the globe use Autodesk visual effects (VFX) software such as Autodesk 3dsMax, Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Flame, Softimage etc. to create stunning movies and television content.

In fact, Autodesk media and entertainment software has played a key role in making iconic super hero movies such as ‘Superman’, ‘Iron Man’, ‘Spiderman’ and many other for the past two decades. In 2006, ‘Superman Returns’ also utilized Autodesk software- Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Flame and Autodesk 3ds Max for showcasing spectacular work of art and special effects. Thus, it is not so surprising that today when ‘Man of Steel’ is released worldwide, it is seen as Hollywood’s most anticipated movie of 2013.

Leading visual effects house that worked on Man of Steel include:

  • Scanline, PLF, MPC, and LOOK from North America;
  • MPC & Double Negative from Europe and Middle East;
  • Weta and Double Negative from APAC

For the 18th consecutive year, every film nominated for the Best Visual Effects Academy Award was shaped with Autodesk digital filmmaking tools. This year’s Academy Award nominees continued to push digital imagery to new heights—from intricate and complex computer-generated characters to pyrotechnical marvels to invisible effects so realistic they deceive the eye. This year, a record-setting 21 animated films were eligible for nomination in the Best Animated Feature category. The five nominees all used Autodesk Maya 3D animation and visual effects software.