Autodesk retires Softimage

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Re: Autodesk retires Softimage

Post by Helli » 04 Mar 2014, 13:06

Were are our AD guys now telling us that the future is bright ?
Or defending AD like they allways did ;)

Nah not your fault guys. Stick around here and watch us learning Modo and Houdini.

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Re: Autodesk retires Softimage

Post by KLONOA WORKS » 04 Mar 2014, 13:06

What the fuck ... r u serious ???? .

I am learning softimage for a long time . And always my friends ask me why u use it . Because its friendly and all tools feel near to you etc...


No man this is shit .. screw u autodesk.


Screw u ...

I will go to use anthoer softwere I will never use any proudct from u

. I will stay with softimage I will find new software that not belong to shitty AD...

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Re: Autodesk retires Softimage

Post by MauricioPC » 04 Mar 2014, 13:13

I as a student can switch to Houdini without expense (I don't want to, I intend on studying Softimage still), but what about those companies?

What about Whiskytree who relies heavily on a Softimage pipeline to create amazing work? How can you can change workflow by simply changing the software? What a bunch of idiots. That's too disrespectful for it's customers.

I do hope that EVERYBODY who uses Softimage for work NEVER change for something Autodesk has, NEVER.

I was about to post that I was trying Modo and not liking it very much, but you know what? F@ck it ... I'll rather have to relearn all modeling in a destructive workflow to ever use a Autodesk product again. If that means I wont be able to work in the industry, so screw the industry.

Download C4D R15 student right now to decide between that and Modo.

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Re: Autodesk retires Softimage

Post by mkr » 04 Mar 2014, 13:17

Superpositivo wrote:Where is the official announcement?
Well this is coming from UK reseller, guess they went ahead before official and public PR comes from Autodesk.

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Re: Autodesk retires Softimage

Post by Paulrus » 04 Mar 2014, 13:17

Vote with your wallet.

Don't give ADSK a dime and make sure you educate everyone you know about ADSK's policies. Don't buy their 360 apps for iOS, don't buy Sketchbook, don't buy any of their professional apps & spread the word.

ADSK's profits were down 27% in 2013. I can only hope in 2014 we double their losses.

-Paul

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Re: Autodesk retires Softimage

Post by origin » 04 Mar 2014, 13:17

So they are giving maya free for sub users. THats good news aint it.

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Re: Autodesk retires Softimage

Post by azurecgi » 04 Mar 2014, 13:20

origin wrote:So they are giving maya free for sub users. THats good news aint it.
Maybe, although the way I read it, if you take the 'transition deal' your perpetual Softimage license will die on 30th April 2016, so unless you are fully transitioned over to Maya/Max by that point you may be in trouble.

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Re: Autodesk retires Softimage

Post by mirkoj » 04 Mar 2014, 13:21

yea really good news.. so instead of that delicious pie you have right now, I'm gonna throw that away take it from you but fear not! I have this delicious steaming piece of SHIT for you..
In your face!!

as for swearing.. now more than ever is time for that

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Re: Autodesk retires Softimage

Post by MauricioPC » 04 Mar 2014, 13:32

origin wrote:So they are giving maya free for sub users. THats good news aint it.
Let's us hope that the companies stay away of other AD products. Please, AD never more.

Damnit ... I just started a workshop on FumeFX in Max. While I love FX, I should have saved the money for some Houdini training. I hope I can translate the knowledge after.

P.S.: They've taken the page down. MTF AD.

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Re: Autodesk retires Softimage

Post by ChrB » 04 Mar 2014, 13:37

@#¤¤#¤#@@$@€$£€$@€ autodesk, almost bl**dy 20 years of using Softimage
Arnold for the masses!

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Re: Autodesk retires Softimage

Post by Pooby » 04 Mar 2014, 13:38

Hirazi Blue wrote:@everyone - please try to suppress the understandable urge to swear as much as possible. I am in no mood to police this as I feel like swearing a lot myself..
X(
I think if there is a time to allow swearing on a forum then this is it.

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Re: Autodesk retires Softimage

Post by OzAdi » 04 Mar 2014, 13:38

I am sure the a$$holes who decided to retire softimage, never had to learn how to work with a software more complicated then Word or Outlook..
I am working daily and earning money with softimage since 1997, that's 17 years, and I still have a lot to learn. now AD threw away all those years of learning, telling me
at age 40 I need to start learning a different, less capable, less friendly software... who's gonna pay me for the huge amount of time it'll take me to learn Crapa or 3DS Crapx??????
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Re: Autodesk retires Softimage

Post by Firebird » 04 Mar 2014, 13:38

Service packs for Softimage are expected to be provided until April 30th 2016
So still 2 years before I will even think about adding something else to my Workflow.

The day they release the last version of SI will be the day Autodesk wont see any money from us anymore.

And then....., I still will use SI, Modeling wont be taken away, ICE wont go away, Animation Tools wont disappear.

Postitiv.
I don´t need to Install new Versions on the render farm fighting to get it installing under Linux.
There wont be any new Bugs which I´m not aware of.
No new Logo and Splash screen I have to get used to.
No angry moments because they again ""forgot"" to mention SI on the Area.

Life will be so much stress free when AD finally leaves their greedy Hands away from SI.

When Eric will release emFluid5 we will have super nice Fluid simulation tools and volume rendering. (Check)
BAVolume shader for fast Volumegrid rendering (Check)
Exocortex Implosia or momentum for Destruction (Check)

Pissed yes, angry yes, worried that I have to spend alot of time in ugly mugly Maya NO, I wont

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Re: Autodesk retires Softimage

Post by McNistor » 04 Mar 2014, 13:39

They removed the link apparently.
edit: well not the actual link, but the info in it
The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.
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Re: Autodesk retires Softimage

Post by Eugen » 04 Mar 2014, 13:42

Not dement... that would be excusable to a degree. If someone is born less bright, is it his fault?

They know exactly what they do, and from a business standpoint it makes total sense, as has been discussed many times.
The point is, letting economics override idealistism is bitter, and that mindset ain't making the world a better place.

If Maya wasn't that nightmare of a 3d program that it still is, it might be different.

@Hirazi: take it easy on us cursing... if there's ever to be a good reason to vent some, than here and now. They really deserve it. In some situations, being polite is not proper anymore.

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Re: Autodesk retires Softimage

Post by azurecgi » 04 Mar 2014, 13:43

McNistor wrote:They removed the link apparently.
Yes, I think they got their time zones mixed up! I'm sure the page will reappear once AutoDicks make the official announcement! X(