Stock exchange – NASDAQ, New York
Industry – Computer software
Founder – John Walker
Website – www.autodesk.com
Autodesk is an American multinational software corporation that makes software for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, media, and entertainment industries.
The company was founded in 1982 by John Walker, a co-author of the first versions of Auto-CAD, the company's flagship computer-aided design (CAD) software. Its Auto-CAD and Revit software is primarily used by architects, engineers, and structural designers to design, draft, and model buildings and other structures. Autodesk became best known for AutoCAD but now develops a broad range of software for design, engineering, and entertainment as well as a line of software for consumers. Autodesk's Media and Entertainment division creates software for visual effects, colour grading, and editing as well as animated film, game development, and design visualization. Maya is a 3D animation software used in film visual effects and game development.
Developer – Autodesk, San FranciscoInitial release – 1998
Type – 3D computer graphics
Website – www.autodesk.com/maya
Maya is a 3D computer graphics software that runs on Windows, OS X and Linux, originally developed by Alias Systems Corporation [Toronto] and currently owned and developed by Autodesk [San Francisco]. It is used to create interactive 3D applications, including video games, animated film, or visual effects.