So long, and thanks for all the Fish.....

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Rork
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So long, and thanks for all the Fish.....

Post by Rork » 01 Jul 2019, 12:14

Hi all,

After many, many years working in 3D - and having worked with almost every popular 3D application in that time (too long a list) -, I've recently decided not only to stop using Softimage|XSI, but to step out of the 3D business all together.
For me it will become a hobby pass time from now on, most probably all Blender based. And if I can find the time, some dash of Unity sprinkled on top....

It was a hard decision to make, but in the end I feel I made the right one looking at the future of 3D & VFX in general, and work related stuff on the other end of the scale. At some point certain things don't line up anymore with personal opinions or business interests.

As I know (or have met) a lot of people on this forum personally, or from long running email chats, I wanted to thank everybody here that gave plugins, add-ons, advise, insights, tips, tricks, thoughts, and comments on all things posted.
To disappear without a trace didn't feel right, and I will always keep a soft spot for anything 3D & VFX, and Softimage in particular. :x

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As you can magen, the new line of work will take me away from websites/forums like these, and I'll probably will be a very infrequent visitor in the future.
I wish everybody pursuing their 3D dreams all the best, and may you be successful in every way possible. Or, if you like me decide to move into a different direction, remember sometimes change can be scary, but often a good thing as well...


Cheers all, thank you, and all the best! :-bd

rob


p.s. For the curious, I'm more or less heading back to previous roots, and the new company will be concentrating on IT & cyber-security risks, and intertwined GDPR related topics. Yes, I will still be actively messing about with computers ;)
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So long, and thanks for all the Fish!!

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Re: So long, and thanks for all the Fish.....

Post by Hirazi Blue » 01 Jul 2019, 12:22

You will be missed! =((
Thanks for everything and good luck with your future endeavours... :-bd
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Re: So long, and thanks for all the Fish.....

Post by mattmos » 01 Jul 2019, 13:20

Well, that's truly sad to hear. I hope it wasn't too tied into the sofitmage aquisition. Thanks for all the help over the years and best of luck in the cyersecurity realm, that one definitely seems like a growing market!

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Re: So long, and thanks for all the Fish.....

Post by druitre » 01 Jul 2019, 21:38

Well and a very good bye to you! One truly helpful forum member leaves us... and a good friend as well.

We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when (but I'm pretty sure it'll be downtown with some beers and possibly a hamburger :D )

see ya!
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Re: So long, and thanks for all the Fish.....

Post by luceric » 02 Jul 2019, 04:18

good luck Rob, and thanks for everything!

p.s.: personally I'd rather shoot myself than deal with IT and GDPR :P

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Re: So long, and thanks for all the Fish.....

Post by myara » 02 Jul 2019, 04:40

Good Luck with your new projects !

Even if 3D becomes just a hobbie for you, I'm sure we will cross paths again.

See you !
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Re: So long, and thanks for all the Fish.....

Post by jonmoore » 02 Jul 2019, 19:18

Best of, for future adventures, whatever form they take.

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Re: So long, and thanks for all the Fish.....

Post by Daniel Brassard » 03 Jul 2019, 04:30

Best of luck Rork and drop by from time to time.
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Re: So long, and thanks for all the Fish.....

Post by Bullit » 03 Jul 2019, 22:09

Good luck Rork, came here from time to time.

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Re: So long, and thanks for all the Fish.....

Post by Draise » 04 Jul 2019, 15:10

Bold move, but a sane one. I'm glad to have seen your activity here. I haven't done a project in SI for near a year and half now, moved to Blender fork Bforartists 100%, and Unreal Engine. I develop for it a little, and I have to say, the new viewport and the opensource development on GPL license has been calming... knowing it won't just up and die (and you can grab anyones addon and make it that much better if you want, as most are GPL too). I do drop by the forums here often though I'm not in SI, hope you do too still!

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Re: So long, and thanks for all the Fish.....

Post by tarkovsky » 04 Jul 2019, 20:18

Good luck!

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Re: So long, and thanks for all the Fish.....

Post by Toonafish » 09 Jul 2019, 10:25

wow, that's a surprise Rob. You will be missed.

Good luck ! And lots of fresh Fish on your new adventures.

Ronald

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Re: So long, and thanks for all the Fish.....

Post by mc_axe » 10 Jul 2019, 15:27

Wish you BEST of luck with your new career and a smooth transition. Im certain you ll get around this fine (even if it feels like the end of the world right now). Im convinced that ppl comming from 3D bring a unique skillset (esp really talented ones like you) and can succed in many different jobs. 3D is (like) part of our dna, even if we cant work on the same stuff anymore, we seek the same satisfactions, we try to deliver exciting things and we watch ppl exressions or reactions, we are kind of hard working problem solving mofos with artistic sense, not to mention that we manage projects from zero to completion. P.S Right now I skip time from mywork to write this, so im possitive you ll stay around too :)

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Re: So long, and thanks for all the Fish.....

Post by gaboraa » 10 Jul 2019, 17:51

Best of luck for your future endeavors