Autodesk recognizes that the way things are made is related to the way things are designed. So even though we are primarily a design software company, we have our Pier 9 facility where employees can experience this first hand. Working on projects at Pier 9 helps put the CREATE in our IMAGINE/DESIGN/CREATE vision.
We're serious enough about this that the Office of the CTO has a handful of employees that engage in strategic innovation in a very hands-on way. They undertake projects that stretch the limits of what can be designed and fabricated using our software. Evan Atherton is a mechanical engineer in that group. Though Evan is a mechanical engineer by day, he has always wanted to be a filmmaker. So he decided to make a film on nights and weekends. As a hardcore Star Wars fan, he decided to make a movie, Artoo in Love, about R2-D2.
Artoo In Love was just chosen as an official selection for Gizmodo's Sploid Short Film festival!
It's actually a contest where Sploid takes the top 10 videos with the most likes on YouTube to the Gawker Media headquarters in NYC for a big show. Hoping you could all give the video a Like on YouTube (they reposted it to the Sploid channel, so you have to like it over there) and help spread the word!
Like they say in Chicago, "Vote early. Vote often."
Voting is alive in the lab.