Autodesk's new software bundles with significant savings
Autodesk debuted new software bundles: The Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites and the Autodesk Real-Time Animation Suites for commercial use as well as the Autodesk Education Suite for Entertainment Creation for postsecondary educators, and Autodesk Animation Academy 2010 for secondary schools.
The flagship Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suites offer customers a choice of either Autodesk Maya 2010 or Autodesk 3ds Max 2010 software, together with both Autodesk Mudbox 2010 and Autodesk MotionBuilder 2010 software. The Autodesk Real-Time Animation Suites are designed for animation-intensive productions. These Suites also offer a choice of either Maya 2010 or 3ds Max 2010 software, in addition to MotionBuilder 2010 software. The product Suites gives artists, production facilities and educators access to more creative tools at a cost savings of more than 35 % (international savings may vary), when compared to purchasing each product license separately.
The Autodesk Education Suite for Entertainment Creation includes access to flexible learning resources and the same software used by top creative professionals: Maya 2010, 3ds Max 2010, MotionBuilder 2010, Mudbox 2010, Autodesk Softimage 2010 and Autodesk SketchBook Pro 2010 software. The Suite is available for both institution and student purchase. Autodesk Animation Academy 2010 offers Maya 2010, 3ds Max 2010, MotionBuilder 2010, Mudbox 2010 and SketchBook Pro 2010 software, as well as a Curriculum Resources DVD and access to on-line community resources.
All four Digital Entertainment Creation Suites are expected to ship in English for the Windows operating system during fall 2009. The Autodesk suggested retail price (SRP) for the Entertainment Creation Suite is $4,995 US. The Autodesk SRP for the Real-Time Animation Suite is $4,795 US. Contact your local Authorized Education reseller for pricing details on the Suites for educators. Autodesk Subscription services are also available. [source]