Autodesk sponsors Dare to be Digital

Autodesk sponsors Dare to be Digital
Michael French

By Michael French

August 1st 2008 at 3:29PM

Over 100 licences of 3D software given to student entrants

Dare to be Digital, the student games development competition, has scored another big-name sponsor: Autodesk.

The 3ds Max and Maya firm will provide the competition with over 100 licences to its software for the competing teams to use, and the deal includes not just the aforementioned apps but also its newer 3D program Mudbox.

Dare to be Digital's competition has been running for the past few weeks and will soon culminate with a showcase of the entries at the Edinburgh Interactive Festival.

Patrick Jocelyn, director EMEA, Autodesk Media & Entertainment, said: “We really enjoy supporting these competitions. They often produce some highly creative work and unearth some amazing talent. It’s a great way for students to become familiar with our software and receive training from industry experts to help them get the best out of our products.”