Autodesk helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone—from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists—uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. The company makes a broad spectrum of products including a line of solutions for film, broadcast and video.

Products specific to film and television include 3ds Max for 3D modeling, animation, effects, rendering and compositing software , Maya for for 3D modeling, animation, effects, rendering and compositing, Mudbox for 3D digital sculpting and texture painting, Softimage 3D character animation and visual effects, FBX asset exchange technology, mental ray Standalone for high-volume 3D rendering, SketchBook Pro 2015 for intuitive digital painting and sketching concept design, Flame Premium visual effects software, MotionBuilder for 3D character animation and virtual production and Smoke, the world famous professional editing and effects software for Macs. Some of these products can be bundled with others.

Workflows include overview, storyboards, character design, pre-visualization, motion capture cleanup, model, UVs, shaders, textures, skinning, rigging, matte paintings, camera extraction, 3D data transfer, animation, simulation, lighting, rendering, pre-comp, composite, finishing, conform, editing and grading.

Founded in 1982, Autodesk is headquartered in San Rafael, California.