Autodesk Re-renders AREA Online Community

Autodesk has upgraded and re-launched its AREA online community for digital artists.

The new version of the site ‘ now compatible with standard browsers running on Windows, Mac and Linux systems ‘ includes a customizable home page, an easier-to-browse image gallery and improved search functions.

The site also helps its more than 270,000 users share information through a new, comprehensive profile, updated forums and new systems for uploading images and files and creating thumbnails.

“Finding and sharing stories, content, tutorials or work-in-progress makes the community a valuable asset for every artist. AREA v.3 makes this easier than ever, so the site is even more powerful for everyone.” said Marc Petit, Autodesk senior VP media and entertainment.

Membership at the site is free and can be accessed at http://area.autodesk.com.