Autodesk Signs Agreement with Avid Technology to Acquire Softimage
Whoa! This may not be a big deal to you, but it is crazy in the 3D Graphics world.
In October 2005, Autodesk, home of AutoCAD and more important to this discussion, 3D Studio MAX (a 3D graphics package) acquired it's biggest competitor, Maya.
Now it looks like one more competitor is being pulled under the Autodesk umbrella - Softimage.
Who is left to compete against Autodesk products now? Newtek Lightwave? Luxology modo? Maxon Cinema 4D? Side Effects Houdini? Anybody?
I'll have to try and track down some people to talk to about this - it's crazy!
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