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Autodesk acquires Tweak Software, teams it with Shotgun
Tweak's image and sequence playback tool, RV.
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Tweak Software, developer of RV, an image and sequence playback tool, has been acquired by Autodesk and will be joining forces with Shotgun Software. (Autodesk bought Shotgun last year). Effective immediately, the Tweak and Shotgun teams will be working together to advance review and collaboration technology to equip visual effects, games and animation artists and supervisors with the tools they need to do their best work in a rapidly changing industry.

The entire Tweak staff is joining Autodesk, continuing to work as a unit under the Shotgun banner, led by Tweak’s Jim Hourihan, Seth Rosenthal and Alan Trombla, in close partnership with Shotgun’s Don Parker. In addition to looking for new avenues to further integration between RV, Shotgun and Autodesk, Tweak will continue to develop, support and sell RV as an open and pipeline agnostic tool.

Tweak and Shotgun are hardly strangers to one another. The two companies have worked closely on combined marketing and trade show efforts over the years. Now with both firms being part of the Autodesk family, they have the opportunity to bring all their tech, teams and experience together, brainstorming on developing and realizing new products for customers.