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FILM & TV

VISUAL EFFECTS SOFTWARE

Autodesk software for visual effects (VFX) professionals powers modern production pipelines.

2020欧洲杯体育网址APPWhat is Visual Effects? (0:12 min.)

What is visual effects?

Visual effects (VFX) is the process through which imagery is altered, created, or enhanced for live-action media that could not be captured during live-action filming due to it being costly, dangerous, impractical, or impossible to shoot. Visual effects allow for the integration of live-action footage and VFX to create realistic objects, characters and environments.

What is the difference between VFX, CGI and special effects?

The three are often used interchangeably but are different in that VFX are created using a combination of live action shots and digital imagery, CGI is anything created digitally, and Special Effects are captured live, without the aid of a computer.

difference between vfx & cgi

VISUAL EFFECTS

VFX (visual effects) encompasses any kind of effect created in post-production2020欧洲杯体育网址APP that wasn't shot directly on set.

difference between cgi and special effects

CGI

(Computer-generated imagery) is anything that is created digitally within a computer. CG can be incorporated into a VFX shot in a live-action movie (i.e., The dinosaurs in Jurassic World) or used to create a fully CG film (i.e., Toy Story).

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special-effects

SPECIAL EFFECTS

2020欧洲杯体育网址APPSFX (special effects) are practical effects that are implemented directly on set and captured during the live-action shoot. Examples include prosthetic makeup, props or animatronics.

Our VFX software

A wide range of proven and established computer-generated imagery (CGI) and VFX tools for film and TV production.

Free VFX software

FREE SOFTWARE FOR STUDENTS, EDUCATORS AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

2020欧洲杯体育网址APPWe offer free Autodesk software for students and educators. Use the same visual effects software as top professionals around the world.

FREE VISUAL EFFECTS SOFTWARE FOR NONPROFITS

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See how studios are using visual effects software

lost in space vfx in netflix

Netflix’s Lost in Space: How VFX modernized a classic franchise

By using AutoCAD and experimenting with other technologies such as 3D printing, Andrew Mestern of Stratford Festival delivers incredible set designs.

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Double Negative talks VFX on "Thor: Ragnarok"

An interior designer highlighted her skills with AutoCAD LT to land a new job and creates a competitive advantage for the firm.

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My journey to "Blade Runner 2049"

For a new design department, the discovery of the AutoCAD mobile app brought design on-site as well as unexpected benefits with workflow and accuracy.

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VFX resources

  • Tutorials of all levels to help you learn Maya, our 3d animation and modeling software

  • 2020欧洲杯体育网址APP3D modeling and rendering software for design visualization

    2020欧洲杯体育网址APPTutorials of all levels to help you learn 3ds Max.

  • 3D visual effects (VFX), finishing, and color grading software

    Tutorials of all levels to help you learn Flame.

  • Global illumination rendering software

    The place to ask and answer questions and share knowledge about using Arnold.

  • The learning hub on AREA has free tutorials for software used by VFX professionals, ranging from beginner to advanced skill levels.

  • From big studios to independent film makers, learn more about our customers, their VFX work, and the problems they’re solving.