To coincide with the annual Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, Autodesk has announced that it has expanded its portfolio of creative tools for Mac OS X. The three new 2009 products for Mac OS X are Autodesk Toxik procedural compositing software, Autodesk Mudbox digital sculpting and texture painting software, and Autodesk ImageModeler image-based modelling and photogrammetry software.

Toxik 2009 is a node-based digital compositing application that offers integrated compositing and effects capabilities to independent 2D visual effects artists and large-scale film and broadcast facilities. Toxik 2009 is designed to offer high-efficiency, collaborative, iterative workflows, and has a suite of new tools to support stereoscopic productions and the creation of set extensions with real-time interactive high-resolution compositing. Toxik 2009 for Mac OS X is expected to be available in March 2009 for £3,050 plus VAT.

Mudbox 2009 is an application for painting, texturing and re-touching 3D models. It provides an organic brush-based 3D modelling and texture painting experience that ignites the creative process. Mudbox 2009 for Mac OS X is expected to be available in February 2009 for £450 plus VAT.

ImageModeler 2009 is image-based modelling and photogrammetry software that generates 3D models from photographs. Autodesk says that the software’s easy-to-learn, three-step workflow lets users achieve photorealistic results with real-world accuracy. The Mac OS X version is expected to be available in March 2009 for £875.

Autodesk products currently available for the Mac include Maya 2009, Stitcher 2009 and Combustion 2008.