Monday, August 13th, 2012 Posted by Jim Thacker

Autodesk acquires Naiad

Exotic Matter’s Naiad tech demo from Siggraph 2010. Rumours have been circulating since this year’s Siggraph that the fluid simulation software has been acquired by Autodesk.

Rumours have been circulating on industry forums over the weekend that Naiad, Exotic Matter’s high-end fluid simulation software, has been acquired by Autodesk.

As yet, there’s no official confirmation on either the Autodesk or Exotic Matter websites.

However, the thread on CG Talk includes a post from ILM’s Luis Pages saying that the news has been announced in an email to Exotic Matter customers.

We’ve contacted Exotic Matter’s founders, and will update if we hear back.

Updated: Autodesk has now posted confirmation of the acquisition on its site. Both Exotic Matter co-founders, Marcus Nordenstam and Robert Bridson, are to join Autodesk.

Significantly, “Autodesk will not continue to market and sell Naiad as a standalone product but it is anticipated that certain Naiad technology may find its way into future Autodesk offerings”.

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