Tag: M&E

Fabric Engine sees five years out

Fabric Engine sees five years out

New Creation Platform allows both custom M&E tools and commercial software to work side-by-side.  Media and Entertainment technol­ogy has followed the same evolutionary path as other industries, from in-house development to high-priced custom products to commodity software—ex­cept that M&E is still transitioning in the direction of commodity software. Fabric Engine targets that transition with tools [...]

Autodesk has plenty to talk about away from the Siggraph show floor

Autodesk has plenty to talk about away from the Siggraph show floor

New management is guiding the M&E into acting more like the rest of the company. A consistent topic of conversation on the Siggraph trade show floor was, “So, what do you think of Autodesk?” The open-ended question wasn’t about new products or big initiatives; it was about Autodesk not having a booth. “Poor leadership,” groused [...]

Autodesk throws a party and skips the booth at Siggraph

Autodesk throws a party and skips the booth at Siggraph

The user group party celebrated CG heroes and new technology. Naiad fluid simulation was shown running in Maya.  Autodesk disappointed the folks a bit this year at Siggraph. Instead of renting their typical large booth this year, Autodesk spent their money more directly on their customers—always a good idea. The company threw a big-bash user [...]

Commoditization is a mixed bag for M&E

Commoditization is a mixed bag for M&E

The annual JPR Siggraph Press Luncheon bit into the benefits and problems of a rapidly changing industry. The media and entertainment industry (M&E) continues to be whipsawed by external economic forces and a relentless pace of innovation that commoditizes and democratizes every part of the production process. An investment of $10,000-$20,000 today gives an individual [...]

Autodesk closes fiscal year with 12% fourth quarter revenue increase

Autodesk closes fiscal year with 12% fourth quarter revenue increase

AEC and manufacturing divisions both set single-quarter revenue records. AEC in North America is finally starting to rebound. Net income for the year was up 35%.    Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) has reported a strong fourth quarter to close its fiscal year, although revenue is still below its pre-recession peak. The company says revenue from its [...]

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