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Autodesk Announces Pro Booleans for 3ds Max Subscribers

3ds Max Software Customers Will Receive New Extension to Create Highly Deta (January 09, 2006)
Autodesk Inc. today announced a new  subscription delivery for its 3ds Max 8 software called Pro Booleans, a new value-added feature extension, offered exclusively for its subscription customers.  Pro Booleans delivers expanded flexibility for the installed modeling tools in 3ds Max, Autodesks professional 3D-animation software.  Pro Booleans brings the highest quality modeling results to subscription customers worldwide, helping them accelerate and realize their ideas in gaming, visual effects and design visualization.

Pro Booleans, based on Power Booleans from NPower Software, is a mature, production-proven tool set from a company specializing in 3D modeling, surface and translation technologies.  Pro Booleans is ideal for building highly detailed inorganic shapes such as vehicles, hand-held items or mechanical objects appealing to 3D artists in visual effects, game development and design visualization.  Other powerful aspects of Boolean modeling include creating detailed, accurate surfaces with minimal numbers of polygons?at high-speed performance.   

Pro Booleans is best known for quality modeling results, and avoids common Boolean modeling pitfalls that can generate surface flaws and other errors such as creating long, thin pieces of geometry.  Pro Booleans will also offer 3ds Max subscription customers Pro Cutter?a tool designed to dismantle a model in a number of different ways.  This feature can be used as a simple and effective method for animating effects such as shattered glass and other similar procedural systems.  

?Creating high resolution 3D models for the increasingly complex game development, visual effects and design industry requires intensive modeling precision,? said Marc Petit, vice president of product development and operations for Autodesk Media & Entertainment division. We are pleased to offer Pro Booleans to our 3ds Max subscription customers that will help them realize enhanced modeling accuracy and continued return on investment from the Autodesk Subscription program, added Petit.

Availability and About Autodesk Subscription
Autodesk expects to deliver Pro Booleans for its 3ds Max 8 subscription customers in winter 2006.  Autodesk 3ds Max 8 software is available for US $3495 suggested retail price and 3ds Max Subscription is available for an additional suggested retail price of US $440.  For more information about the subscription program for 3ds Max software, contact an Autodesk Authorized Reseller or visit  Please contact an Autodesk Authorized Reseller for reseller pricing, which may vary.

Power Booleans is available for purchase for non-subscription customers for US $295 directly from NPower Software.

About Autodesk
Autodesk, Inc. is wholly focused on ensuring that great ideas are turned into reality. With six million users, Autodesk is the world's leading software and services company for the manufacturing, building, infrastructure, wireless data services and media and entertainment fields. Autodesks solutions help customers create, manage and share their data and digital assets more effectively.  As a result, customers turn ideas into competitive advantage by becoming more productive, streamlining project efficiency and maximizing profits.
Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California.  For additional information about Autodesk, please visit
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