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Recently, the Evolver technology, which offers you products like: Avatara, Evolver, and Evolver Pro, has become a part of Autodesk.

Autodesk serves entertainment and design professionals that are looking for ways to make their 3D projects more realistic by adding a human element in the form of crowd simulation. Evolver technology complements the research we are currently doing in the areas of realistic real-time human crowd simulation.

Current Avatara, Evolver, and Evolver Pro customers will be able to access many of the same services previously available. Additionally, we anticipate that many Pro export services will, for a limited time, be made available for free. Longer-term plans will be communicated as soon as they are available.

Questions about the acquisition can be sent to [email protected]


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who is Autodesk?
Autodesk is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software. Customers across the manufacturing, architecture, building, construction, and media and entertainment industries use Autodesk software to design, visualize and simulate their ideas. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk continues to develop the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art software for global markets.

2. Why did Autodesk acquire Evolver?
Across all of the industries Autodesk serves, entertainment and design professionals are looking for ways to make their 3D projects more realistic by adding a human element in the form of crowd simulation. Evolver technology complements the research we are currently doing in the areas of realistic real-time human crowd simulation.

3. What are Autodesk’s plans for Evolver?
Evolver provides Autodesk with a technology to efficiently create large, randomly varied crowds of people in an automated fashion while allowing users to define specific body and face characteristics and clothing styles. We’re researching how to create semi-autonomous characters that could populate a 3D scene with a minimum of effort on the part of the user. Initially, the Evolver web service will be paired with an upcoming Autodesk Labs technology preview for painting crowds into 3D scenes. Plans beyond that are not being communicated at this time.

4. Will I still be able to use the Evolver consumer and professional services?
Consumers and professional customers will be able to access many of the same services previously available. We anticipate transitioning the ability for customers to sell avatars and clothing content on the site to favor free sharing and exchange of content.

5. What is changing for current Evolver customers (consumers and professionals)?
Current Avatara, Evolver, and Evolver Pro customers will be able to access many of the same services previously available. Additionally, we anticipate that many Pro export services will, for a limited time, be made available for free. We have transitioned from customer ability to sell avatars and clothing content on the site to free sharing and exchange of content. Longer-term plans will be communicated as soon as they are available.

6. Will Evolver continue to be a web service offering? Will it be integrated with Autodesk’s products?
Yes, it currently continues as a web service and we anticipate that it will be paired with an upcoming Autodesk Labs technology preview for painting crowds into 3D scenes. Stay tuned for future announcements from Autodesk that incorporate Evolver technology.

7. How will Autodesk and Evolver customers benefit from this acquisition?
Entertainment and design professionals can create characters for use in popular 3D software like Autodesk® Maya® and Autodesk® 3ds Max®. Evolver gives customers easy to use character creation tools, the ability to export fully rigged characters, and a custom set of 77 blendshapes to drive facial animation. For a limited time, these transport options will be made available for free.

8. Where can more information about this announcement be found?
Questions about the acquisition can be sent to [email protected]

Additional information about Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk Maya can be found at the following link.

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