Just read this press release from Autodesk. How might this affect the motion graphics world? As I've written before (here and here), the consolidation of so many 3d apps under one roof (with one more now added to the stable) worries me quite a lot. Will all three apps actually remain viable? And specifically, will my chosen solution (3ds Max) be the first against the wall when the time comes (and I suspect that the time WILL come)?
If nothing else, I suspect that this latest move may turn up the heat on Adobe to consider adding a 3d app to it's roster, the most likely (in my opinion) being Maxon C4d. If that were to happen, I would seriously consider making the jump, as the current uncertainty gives me pause to continue developing my skills on an app that (as unlikely as it sounds) may be reaching end-of-life.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Posted by Alan Shisko at 10/24/2008 11:42:00 AM