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Friday, October 24, 2008

Autodesk Acquires Softimage for 35 Million

Really? Wow, I mean this isn’t as surprising as when they bought Alias 3 years ago (182 Million), but still. And 35 million? That’s the price of a single movie or three year videogame production these days. I thought the ‘desk bought Maya to kill it, but it’s still around… Wonder how long XSI will be around now.

Maybe they will merge all three teams into one highly experienced, ‘all-star’ development team to make a new 3d app to end all 3d apps.

Aren’t there laws about these kinds of monopolies? Looks like the Lightwave and C43D guys are your only alternative..

One less booth at SIGGRAPH..

posted by Chris at 12:50 PM  


  1. Awe, why’s everyone always forget Houdini?

    Comment by Jeremy — 2008/11/03 @ 4:00 AM

  2. Oh yeah, because it’s not yet used in games. :\

    Comment by Jeremy — 2008/11/03 @ 4:01 AM

  3. That’s true, I guess I still consider Houdini a specialty app like motionbuilder.. Good call.

    Comment by admin — 2008/11/12 @ 5:23 PM

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