Scaleform is the leading provider of Flash-based user interface (UI) tools and middleware for video games.

Scaleform GFx is included in UDK. What's included:
GFx runtime player with 3Di rendering, CLIK Flash UI Framework, Scaleform IME for Asian language chat support, AMP profiler for performance and memory, game UI samples - HUD, menu, 3d inventory and loading screen, docs, videos, and demos.

What isn't included: Scaleform video and content authoring tools.

UDK Scaleform documentation:
Udn.epicgames.com

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Unity Scaleform Plug-in
Gameware.autodesk.com

Unity package includes:

-Unity native Plug-in designed to work with the Unity Pro standard plugin system
-C# API (Source code included) providing a convenient interface to interact with the native plug-in
-Desktop preview player to view content on PC/Mac
-AMP profiler to analyze memory and performance of Flash UI content and Scaleform runtime
-Exporter (optional) which converts SWF files to Scaleform’s proprietary GFx format for texture and memory reduction
-Flash component library called CLIK (Common Lightweight Interface Kit) containing stock implementations of commonly used UI widgets customized to work with Scaleform
-Extensive documentation covering Scaleform tools and plugin
-Starship Down sample game which demonstrates advanced Scaleform usage and Hello World samples for quick start.

Mobile SDK package includes:

-Scaleform SDK browser containing documents, videos, demos and samples covering all aspects of Scaleform usage
-Desktop and mobile preview player to view content on PC, Mac, Android, iOS
-Shipping mobile player which is a self-contained executable for deployment to Android and iOS stores
-AMP profiler to analyze memory and performance of Flash content and Scaleform runtime
-Exporter (optional) which converts SWF files to Scaleform’s proprietary GFx format for texture and memory reduction
-Flash component library called CLIK (Common Lightweight Interface Kit) containing stock implementations of commonly used UI widgets customized to work with Scaleform
-Mobile Game kit (Star Force TD) which provides a compete mobile game example using Scaleform.

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booman Creator
booman

Visit the Autodesk Gameware Booth at GDC 2012

Join us at GDC 2012 for the unveiling of Autodesk Gameware's latest product features. At the booth you can learn all about recent updates and additions to Scaleform, Beast, Kynapse and HumanIK, and learn how these products can help facilitate streamlined development.

This is your opportunity to:
Discover how Autodesk Gameware products can help simplify your game development pipeline.
Learn about our latest functionality designed specifically for mobile development.
Learn about the Autodesk vision to build a modern game development pipeline.
Get a behind the scenes look at the making of this season's most talked about games.
Network, learn and share information with your peers.

Event Details
When: March 7-9, 2012
Where: Live from AREA or Moscone Convention Center
Booth #1432, North Hall
San Francisco, California

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booman Creator
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Gameware.autodesk.com
Introducing Autodesk® Gameware!
As we continue to increase our focus on supporting game development we have created a new website tailored to the game development community. Going forward, Gameware.autodesk.com will serve as the hub for information on all Autodesk game development solutions. Here developers can find the latest documentation, videos and tutorials on our ever increasing portfolio of development tools including Scaleform (UI), Beast (lighting), Kynapse (AI), HumanIK (Animation) and FBX . Gameware will also be tied closely to AREA, our Autodesk community site, to enable developers to communicate and discuss the latest development trends.

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moci
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Amazing technology. Autodesk bought scaleform right? They're not the original developers?

booman, you're working for autodesk?

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booman Creator
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Nope, I have been using Autodesk products for over 8 years though. I currently work in Web/Graphic Design and do some game design on the side

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booman Creator
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Webinar Wednesdays:
Scaleform.com

Every Wednesday our Product Specialist Matthew Doyle will be presenting a webinar to help users learn more about the latest features and best practices of Scaleform 4.0. In addition to Matthew, a product engineer will be available to answer some of the more technical questions in the interactive Q&A session immediately following the presentation.

These webinars are designed to be clear and concise and will last approximately 30 minutes. We are always covering new topics so check back regularly.

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booman Creator
booman

I signed up for today 2pm ET

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booman Creator
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Autodesk Scaleform page:
Usa.autodesk.com

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booman Creator
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THQ hiring user interface artist:

The UI/Graphic Artist works closely with the art director, game designers,
programming team, and other UI artists to design and create high quality
graphical user interface. This individual is expected to design and execute for
specific game platforms and under the technical constraints of those platforms.
Candidates must have a strong knowledge of Flash CS5 and experience with
ActionScript 2.0 and 3.0 and with Scaleform. They will also be required to
master the use of existing game engine tools and to suggest enhancements as
needed. Ideal candidates have some experience creating 2D concept art.

Essential Job Functions
• Conceptualizes and creates all types of UI elements
• Assists in design of UI flow and function
• Integrates assets into game
• Participates in visual comparison and critiques
• Learns and uses proprietary tools
• Works with UI programmers, game designers, and other UI artists
• Works within hardware and software limitations for project
• Meets deadlines
• Remains stationary for long periods of time while working in front of a
computer
• Manipulates a keyboard, mouse, and/or other input device
• Communicates effectively with management on both a project and studio level
• Participates in studio-sanctioned training courses
• Performs other similar or related duties as necessary

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booman Creator
booman

Autodesk Scaleform at E3:
E3 is the biggest show for the industry and we are excited to once again be a part of it. We will have several Autodesk Scaleform representatives walking the floor and available for meetings to demonstrate our industry leading UI software. With the recent release of Scaleform 4.0 which includes a new multi-threaded renderer, AS3 support and iOS/Android capability our time is in short supply so please RSVP if you'd like to meet and find out how Scaleform can help you with your next project.

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