Autodesk Supports PS3 Development

Autodesk Inc., maker of the popular 3ds max modeling and animation software, today announced plans to support PlayStation 3, the next generation video game console from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI). The company also says it intends to support 3ds max-based developers who may rely on the Collada format to streamline the complexities of next generation game title development.

Unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) last week, PlayStation 3 boasts the new Cell processors, the advanced graphics capabilities of RSX (jointly developed by NVIDIA and SCEI) and support for 1080p high-resolution display. Autodesk hopes to be the major solution provider as developers work to take advantage of these new features in creating HD titles.

“With a long-term business relationship with SCEI, Autodesk is committed to its ongoing support that will directly benefit our 3ds max customers as they create new, imaginative film-like game titles for the PlayStation 3″ platform,” comments Marc Petit, VP of product development and operations for Autodesk Media and Entertainment. “We are delivering the innovative tools and game pipeline solutions needed to help our customers realize their ideas and harness the amazing power of PlayStation 3."

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