Autodesk Acquires Illuminate Labs

Autodesk Acquires Illuminate Labs

Just in time for SIGGRAPH, Autodesk announced today that it has acquired Illuminate Labs, a Swedish privately held maker of lighting technology for game development. Illuminate Labs’ Beast middleware solution and Turtle plug-in for Autodesk Maya software enable faster iteration on a game’s creative intent, and more realistic in-game lighting. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

‘We welcome Illuminate Labs customers and employees to Autodesk,’ says Marc Stevens, VP of gaames, Autodesk Media & Entertainment. ‘Technological progress is a mainstay of the games industry. Autodesk is committed to helping game developers be more competitive with modern pipelines. We want our customers to spend less time building workflows and solving redundant problems, and more time realizing their creative vision for the game.’

Autodesk plans to develop and sell Illuminate Labs’ technology and support Illuminate Labs customers. Autodesk anticipates that Beast middleware will continue to be licensed as a standalone product. Autodesk plans to incorporate Turtle into future offerings, and discontinue licensing it as a standalone product. Illuminate Labs. If you are interested in evaluating Beast or Turtle technology, please contact [email protected] For additional information, visit www.autodesk.com.