Study Shows Productivity Gains of Up To Nearly US$20,000 per Workstation, per Year, for 2011 Releases
Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) is announcing the publication of four research reports from Pfeiffer Consulting quantifying the specific performance, productivity and efficiency gains of Autodesk Maya 2011 and Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 software, as compared to specific earlier versions. Benchmark tests indicate that, in common 3D workflow situations, the new features and enhancements in the 2011 releases can help yield a return on investment (ROI) of nearly US$20,000 per year, per workstation for Maya and as much as $16,000 per year, per workstation for 3ds Max.
The four research reports consist of two comprehensive ROI studies and two user-workflow productivity studies:
To view the reports, or to learn more about how Autodesk's 2011 Digital Entertainment Creation solutions are helping artists to be more creative, productive and efficient, visit http://www.autodesk.com/modernpipeline
"Our customers are constantly balancing creativity and innovation with the need to meet tight production deadlines and budgets," said Stig Gruman, Autodesk vice president, digital entertainment. "As a result, Autodesk has focused on developing both innovative creative tools as well as on under-the-hood architectural changes to improve the performance of Maya and 3ds Max. The cumulative impact of the improvements assessed in the Pfeiffer studies on modern production pipelines is significant. The Pfeiffer studies help illustrate how productivity gains in everyday operations can lead to savings of thousands of dollars per year."
Major Findings for Autodesk Maya 2011
Pfeiffer has assessed several key new features and enhancements available in Maya 2011 that significantly improve performance and efficiency over Maya 8.5 (the benchmark reference), including:
Major Findings for Autodesk 3ds Max 2011
Some new features and enhancements that Pfeiffer assessed in 3ds Max 2011 that yield significant performance and efficiency improvements over 3ds Max 2008 (the benchmark reference) are:
An in-depth description of the methodology, system configurations, comprehensive benchmark description and results of the Pfeiffer reports are available at http://www.pfeifferreport.com/benchrep_recent.html
About Pfeiffer Consulting
Pfeiffer Consulting is an independent technology research institute and consulting operation focused on the needs of publishing, digital content production and new media professionals. Working with a group of renowned experts and testing facilities, Pfeiffer Consulting offers independent, high-level bench testing and analysis of products and technologies for both professionals and the industry.
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