We’re at AU 2010 Showcasing Breakthrough Solutions for Autodesk Users

by Danny Shapiro

It’s the first full day here at Autodesk University, an event that brings together Autodesk users, developers, executives and solution providers, at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. If you’re at the show and interested in seeing how new NVIDIA Quadro pro graphics are driving Autodesk applications like 3ds Max, AutoCAD 2011, Maya, and Showcase, then swing by our  booth, #401.

Autodesk University 2010

Autodesk recently announced 3ds Max with iray by mental images for its software subscribers, which provides creative visualization artists with a more intuitive means for creating images that rival photographs, in a fraction of the time needed with traditional workflows. NVIDIA and Autodesk worked to revolutionize photorealistic rendering and physics simulation with the integration of the new GPU-accelerated iray renderer from mental images and a new rigid body physics workflow powered by NVIDIA PhysX into the software.  3ds Max users will enjoy up to 6X faster results over dual quad-core CPUs when using a GPU such as the new NVIDIA Quadro 5000 or Tesla C2050.*

Quadro Fermi at AU 10

Also in our booth, we have Autodesk Maya and Showcase demos running in 3D utilizing our new NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro technology, and our new Quadro 2000 and Quadro 600 graphics accelerating AutoCAD.

For mobile workstation users, we’re showing the HP 8740w EliteBook mobile workstation powered by the NVIDIA Quadro 5000M.  We’ll also have the first public demonstration of our recently announced Quadro 4000 for Mac accelerating AutoCAD 2011 for Mac.

And, back by popular demand, the NVIDIA “wheel of fortune” will be in the booth – give it a spin for a chance to win some great prizes, including a new Quadro 5000 pro graphics card.

After you’ve checked out our booth, take a look at what NVIDIA’s key partners, including HP, Dell, and Lenovo, are showing, featuring Quadro solutions running Autodesk applications.

If you’re not attending the show, you can learn more about the new NVIDIA Quadro pro graphics lineup, and how it powers Autodesk software, by visiting us on the web:  http://www.nvidia.com/object/quadro-fermi-home.html.

*Using Autodesk 3ds Max 2011 64-bit with mental images iray on Win 7 64-bit with 8GB of system memory using an NVIDIA Quadro 5000 or Tesla C2050 GPU with dual Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9300.