The Foundry ( — a developer of visual
effects, image-processing and compositing software — says that,
under an exclusive arrangement with Autodesk, it can once again offer
support for the Autodesk Sparks range of its Tinder, Furnace and
Keylight products.

The Foundry had previously been winding down support and development
for plug-ins on Autodesk System products following Autodesk’s
termination of The Foundry’s Authorized Developer Network programme
membership at the end of 2008.

The Foundry’s CEO, Bill Collis says maintenance releases for 2009
have returned to the company’s schedules along with planned new
product releases from The Foundry’s Academy team. What’s more, the
company is offering Autodesk plug-in price reductions through Feb. 14.