Autodesk buys Softimage

Started by Will, October 24, 2008, 06:23:41 am

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Will

Press release here: http://features.cgsociety.org/story.php?story_id=4750

Autodesk seems to have a insatiable appetite for is competitors.
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JimB

October 24, 2008, 06:54:58 am #1 Last Edit: October 24, 2008, 06:56:47 am by JimB
Call the Monopolies Commission!!!!!

18 years of using Softimage and now I feel sullied.

>:( >:( >:(

We'll probably have that stoopid cube in every window now. They've also gone and immediately fired shedloads of people.
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old_blaggard

Wow, talk about buying people out! That's crazy and rather unfortunate.
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rcallicotte

It's too bad that companies are allowed to get that big.  Useless comes to mind.  And in a hurry.
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Oshyan

One wonders what they'll do with 3 similarly-featured general-purpose 3D apps under one roof. Of course I didn't expect them to keep 3DS Max and Maya together when they made that acquisition.  :P

- Oshyan

lightning

not something else ::) i think it's a bad idea having all those apps under one roof has autodesk actuallt written there own software from scratch or have they all been purchased from other companys i know 3dsmax maya mudbox and now softimage products have what about autocad did they build that from scratch?

Oshyan

Autocad was their original product along with, I think, 3DS Max. Actually apparently they only published Max initially. They later bought it. But at least they were involved from the beginning. ;) And at the time it was their only general-purpose 3D app. Now they have 3.  :P

- Oshyan

Will

The world is round... so you have to use spherical projection.

Mandrake

Quote from: Oshyan on October 25, 2008, 03:58:04 am
Of course I didn't expect them to keep 3DS Max and Maya together when they made that acquisition.  :P

- Oshyan


This will be interesting, because the way these two work, are very different. I know in the end, they both can make a black cat.

mr-miley

Don't worry, Microsoft and Corel have been doing this for the last 15 years that I know of  >:( 3 3D apps is a bit greedy though  ;D
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glen5700

It was disappointing to hear this and I have been keeping up with it at http://www.xsibase.com/. Here is a YouTube video on the takeover - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR7UWImpG54

Glen

rcallicotte

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kR7UWImpG54&fmt=18 - Hilarious poop, but realistic.  And stinky. 

Thanks Glen.
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N810

Well as an AutoCad draftsman I can't say that I am disapointed,
Perhaps some future releases of AutoCad will have some very kool 3d tools.  8)
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