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Autodesk: The Secret Sauce Behind This Year’s Oscars Winners

By Lionell Go Macahilig - on 27 Feb 2013, 1:14pm

Autodesk: The Secret Sauce Behind This Year’s Oscars Winners

The prestigious 85th Academy Awards is over and the annual affair ceremoniously concluded on February 25 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. The event was a celebration of excellence in the field of filmmaking, in which Argo was declared as the Best Picture of the year. More than ten movies were presented with nominations during the event. But what do most of these movies, if not all, have in common? These movies were created with the help of Autodesk software.

Starting off with Best Visual Effects category, movies “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” Marvel’s “The Avengers,” “Prometheus,” “Snow White and the Huntsman,” and the winner “Life of Pi” used Autodesk software. In the Best Animated Feature category, titles “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Frankenweenie,” “ParaNorman,” “The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” and the winning 3D animation “Brave” used Autodesk Maya 3D. Other movies that were nominated in the 85th Academy Awards include “Amour,” “Buzkashi Boys,” “Flight,” “Les Misérables,” “Lincoln,” “Paperman,” “Silver Linings Playbook,” “Skyfall,” “Ted,” and “Zero Dark Thirty.”

Autodesk also congratulates the following studios for using Autodesk software in the films that were presented at the Academy Awards: Aardman Animation, Argon, Atomic Fiction, Baseblack, BlueBolt, Buf Campagnie, Christov Effects and Design, Cinesite, Digital Domain, DIVE, Double Negative, Evil Eye Pictures, fluent/image, Framestore, Fuel VFX, Halon, Hammerhead Productions, Hydraulx, Identity FX, Industrial Light & Magic, Iloura, Image Engine, LAIKA, Legacy Effects, Lola VFX, LOOK Effects, Luma Pictures, Method Studios, Mikros Image, The Mill, Modus FX, MPC, New Deal Studios, Nvizage, Nvizible, Pixar, Pixomondo, Prologue, REDLAB Digital, Reliance Mediaworks, Rhythm & Hues, Rising Sun Pictures, Rushes, Scanline VFX, Shade VFX, Technicolor, The Third Floor, Tim Burton Productions, Tippett Studio, Trixter, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Weta Digital, Whiskytree, yU+co, and Zero VFX.