5 mar. 2014

Autodesk se carga Softimage, Hola Blender!

Después de todo era de esperar. Autodesk no podía mantener demasiado tiempo la mentira de absorber a su principal competidor y no retirarlo del mercado, al final, Softimage acaba desapareciendo. Adiós Softimage siempre estarás en nuestros corazones... HOLA BLENDER :D!!

We regret to inform you that the upcoming 2015 release will be the last one for Autodesk® Softimage®, which is expected to ship on April 14, 2014. Autodesk will continue to offer product support until Apr 30, 2016. We will also provide any necessary hot-fixes and service packs to all customers, at no cost, until Apr 30, 2016.
We understand that you will now need time to re-evaluate your production capabilities. To help you, we are offering Autodesk® Subscription customers special no cost options to migrate to either Autodesk® Maya® or Autodesk® 3ds Max® while continuing to use Softimage in production. These options will be available until Feb 1, 2016. Upgrade paths are also available for customers who are not on Subscription.
Although this decision is a difficult one, we do believe that by focusing our efforts we can better serve the needs of the media and entertainment industry and provide customers with better products, faster. Autodesk wants to continue its relationship with you into the future. We regret any inconvenience that this may cause, however we believe you will find our new transition product offerings very attractive.
We understand that you may still have questions about this transition and invite you to join us on Monday, March 17, 2014 at 12PM EST for a live Q&A webinar. Please submit your questions in the panel to the right.
For more details regarding the Softimage last release announcement – please refer to the Softimage product center.