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Offline jaf

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Allegorithmic is now Adobe
« on: January 23, 2019, 03:41:37 PM »
Just got an email from Allegorithmic (Substance Designer/Painter) stating they are now an Adobe company!  Bad news in my opinion. 
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Offline PabloMack

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Re: Allegorithmic is now Adobe
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2019, 10:25:28 PM »
You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile. You will no longer have an individual identity. We are the Adobe Collective.

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Re: Allegorithmic is now Adobe
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2019, 11:33:50 PM »
I always wondered how often a BIG PLAYER has tried to assimilate TGs technologie - if at all.
As soon as a small(er) innovative developer gets 'assimilated' so to speak, the lasting impression
in this process for me is that evolution cycles for the former standalone product are slowing down to almost a halt.
Pressed into the development cycle of the buyer there is only little progress mostly.
Not too many examples come to mind where I thought "oh, that is nice - a good future lies ahead!"
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Offline jaf

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Re: Allegorithmic is now Adobe
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2019, 04:57:31 PM »
If you have half a day free, do some reading from the Allgorithmic forum ( https://forum.allegorithmic.com/index.php/topic,27494.0.html )
My concern is I purchased perpetual licenses for Painter and Designer and Adobe will unlikely keep the server up to support those licenses.

A couple years ago I divorced myself from Adobe because at my age on a fixed income, I didn't want to be locked into apps that would stop working if I couldn't afford the subscription price.  When you pass 70 you start looking at things like health care, etc. a little differently.  Hobby's can become secondary.
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Offline René

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Re: Allegorithmic is now Adobe
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2019, 06:56:05 AM »
"Below, we explore the reasons for the buyout and analyse some of those key concerns."

http://www.cgchannel.com/2019/01/adobe-acquires-allegorithmic/