New Autodesk Maya 8.5 3D Software Supports Intel-based Macintosh
Computers Universal Application Provides Greater Productivity and
Award-Winning Creative Tools

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Jan. 15, 2007 – Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK)
today launched Autodesk Maya 8.5 (announced separately), the latest
version of its Maya 3D modeling, rendering and animation software.
Now shipping, Maya 8.5 is available for Intel-based Macintosh
computers. The software enables faster completion of complex
animation and simulation tasks, giving artists enhanced creative
control on multiple platforms.

“Our goal is to give digital artists choice and flexibility in their
3D tools and platforms,” said Marc Petit, Autodesk’s Media &
Entertainment vice president. “Autodesk Maya 8.5 is our first
Universal application of Maya. This multi-threaded software leverages
the latest multi-core workstations from Apple. Maya 8.5 equips
digital artists with innovative new technologies such as Maya
Nucleus, a unified simulation framework, as well as greater
productivity.” Universal applications are designed for Intel- and
PowerPC-based Mac computers, efficiently running on both

“Mac OS X is an outstanding 3D graphics platform, with legendary
power and stability,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of
Worldwide Developer Relations. “The combination of our blazing fast
Intel-based Macs and new Maya 8.5 functionality, such as Maya Nucleus
and Maya nCloth, makes it easier than ever for digital artists to
realize their most creative ideas.”

For a complete list of new features in Maya 8.5, please visit

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create, manage and share their data and digital assets more
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