updated 10:15 pm EST, Tue February 24, 2009
Autodesk Alias on Mac
Autodesk has finally brought its Alias design and rendering suite to Macs. Though well-known, the software was previously only available for the Windows platform, limiting its practical application in an industry where Mac software is relatively common. A senior product marketing manager at Autdoesk, Rob Hoffmann, is however known to have said the Mac is no more or less important than Windows or Linux.
The Mac port of Alias was under development for well over a year, with a focus on creative professionals, digital modelers and automotive or transportation designers. The software is also said to incorporate new rendering technologies and STL output, as well as new materials and tools, including extended control over surfaces.