Autodesk Provides 3D Design in a Browser, an Industry First

  Autodesk Provides 3D Design in a Browser, an Industry First

Collaboration with Amazon Web Services, OTOY and NVIDIA Enables Developers to
 Access Powerful 3D Modeling from Anywhere, Anytime, with Any Device Using a
                              Simple Web Browser

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- November 5, 2013

Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) customers will now be able to access Autodesk
Inventor, Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max design tools via
a web browser. For the first time ever, customers can access full-fledged 3D
design, engineering and entertainment work in a browser without sacrificing
performance, power or functionality.

Today’s announcement furthers the company’s ongoing strategy to provide access
to its most popular tools from almost anywhere, anytime, regardless of device
and without compromising performance. Continuing to build on Autodesk’s
collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS), OTOY and NVIDIA this new
capability debuts as a tech preview and is an important expansion of the
remote access capabilities provided through Autodesk Remote software. With
this new capability, developers can access 90-day trials of Autodesk Inventor,
Autodesk Revit, Autodesk Maya and Autodesk 3ds Max software.

“Designers and engineers face deadline pressures and efficiency targets that
demand work be more mobile than ever,” said Jeff Kowalski, chief technology
officer at Autodesk. “It’s no longer a requirement to run sophisticated 3D
design applications such as Inventor, Revit, 3ds Max or Maya on a powerful
workstation. Now all you need is a simple browser and an Internet connection.
We are excited to be first in the design industry to provide this capability.”

In August, Autodesk Remote was made available to Subscription and rental plan
customers worldwide. Remote allows users to drive Autodesk software installed
on their primary computer from a remote PC or iPad, utilizing its full power
in their 3D design and modeling work regardless of the device. The
collaboration with AWS and OTOY expands on this capability to include access
to Autodesk applications hosted in the cloud.

Supporting Partner Quotes

“OTOY and Autodesk worked together to provide customers with a turn-key
solution for accessing 3D design applications through their HTML5 browser,”
said Jules Urbach, CEO of OTOY. “For the first time ever, design and
engineering professionals can access all the features of Autodesk 3DS Max,
Autodesk Maya, Autodesk Revit and Autodesk Inventor software to perform major
design work, without ever having to download a piece of software to their
local PC. OTOY's OctaneRender further enhances this experience by adding
real-time, path-traced GPU rendering inside Autodesk applications. All of
these pieces will be cohesively hosted on the cloud, leveraging the
unprecedented scale and efficiency of AWS’ on-demand Amazon EC2 GPU instances.
We believe this solution will not only translate to major cost savings for
consumers, but greatly impact the mobility and efficiency of their workflow.”

“With the launch of G2 instances for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2)
today, we are enabling the delivery of high-quality, client-agnostic 3D
experiences to customers around the world,” said Matt Wood, General Manager,
Data Science, AWS. “We are working closely with leading organizations such as
Autodesk to leverage these powerful capabilities to meet the needs of
designers and engineers around the world.”

"Design professionals need fast, fluid interactivity with their digital
creations to fully realize their vision and express their ideas,” said Jeff
Brown, general manager of Professional Visualization and Design at NVIDIA.
“With the availability of NVIDIA GRID GPUs and Autodesk applications in the
cloud from AWS, high-performance graphics are now available to power the most
demanding and advanced applications on essentially any device.”

Additional Information

OTOY News Announcement
Amazon News Announcement
NVIDIA News Announcement
Mozilla Blog Post

About Autodesk

Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone—from
design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists,students
and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve
important challenges. For more information visitautodesk.comor follow
@autodesk.

Autodesk, the Autodesk logo, 3ds Max, AutoCAD, Inventor, Maya and Revit are
registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or
affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product
names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the
right to alter product and services offerings, and specifications and pricing
at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or
graphical errors that may appear in this document.

© 2013 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.

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