Where can you still buy Softimage?

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Shredder565
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Re: Where can you still buy Softimage?

Post by Shredder565 » 13 Jun 2016, 22:09

I think I may be going the B and H route ASAP just in case it dissapears.
Trying to get an early release on half my christmas bonus since i doubt it'll still be around by december.

but that CDW option....

it has a lease option. is that like a payment plan?

I could do that one right now if that where the case and someone else had tried it.
I can't do the B and H one right now because my credit limit is $2400

and i'd REALLY like softimage 2014. I'm trying 2015 right now and i noticed it doesn't install with shortcuts. can't figure out how to get my cxv buttons working ;o)

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Re: Where can you still buy Softimage?

Post by Hirazi Blue » 13 Jun 2016, 22:33

Shredder565 wrote:and i'd REALLY like softimage 2014. I'm trying 2015 right now and i noticed it doesn't install with shortcuts. can't figure out how to get my cxv buttons working ;o)
Getting Softimage 2015 will be hard enough, getting Softimage 2014 at this stage would seem "out of the question".
Try to get your hands on Softimage 2015 and this community undoubtedly will be willing to try to help you with any unforeseen differences/problems you might run into... :ymhug:
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Re: Where can you still buy Softimage?

Post by Shredder565 » 13 Jun 2016, 22:51

b and H actually IS softimage 2014 ;o)

but yeah, i'd be happy with 2015 too.

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Re: Where can you still buy Softimage?

Post by Shredder565 » 13 Jun 2016, 23:10

heh, you guys might find this funny.

turns out my fathers company has an autodesk contact.

they confirmed they are selling options like autodesk max with softimage or maya with softimage 2016, like the CDW bit above.
But they didn't mention that other places are selling it for a full license. the official company reps are mentioning leased licenses only.
I didn't bring up these links though... and it looks like i'll be going with either the cdw or the b and h one now..
talk about trying to nickle and dime un informed customers ;o)

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Re: Where can you still buy Softimage?

Post by softey » 28 Sep 2016, 02:26

Hello. I'm new to the forum and was wondering about how to purchase this software.

I'm a Max and Maya animator but on occasions there are a few jobs that come up asking for Softimage animators. I've never used, but with it being discontinued, you cant download a trial which is a shame as the software looks very interesting. I also haven't heard anything about Autodesk making it PD yet.

So - where can I buy this package for european shores? Or will I have to buy a license of someone else?

Thanks

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Re: Where can you still buy Softimage?

Post by Hirazi Blue » 28 Sep 2016, 10:51

I am afraid you're "out of luck",
unless you'll find someone with an existing license willing to part with it...
But even then I am unsure, if Autodesk will facilitate the license transfer.
:((
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Re: Where can you still buy Softimage?

Post by Shredder565 » 19 Oct 2016, 21:49

The update...

Supposedly, the Autodesk rep that we have says that soon 2014 will no longer be supported. meaning that if you reformat, you might be crap out of luck at getting the software back.

Yet, i thought i read somewhere on here that they will make sure you have access to this software for as long as you own it with authorization codes just like they always have?

To me, it just sounded like the rep was trying to stear us toward buying the more expensive Lease options that no one likes...

rather than buying it from B and H
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1003194-REG/autodesk_590f1_wwr11e_1001_softimage_2014_commercial_new.html

which is still up BTW.

If worse comes to worse i guess one can always use a key gen to gain access again. Or Softimage COULD be nice and do what adobe did for older software like Audition. and give owners a license that works no matter what and doesn't need activation.

that's the least they can do for screwing us over.

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Re: Where can you still buy Softimage?

Post by Shredder565 » 05 Jan 2017, 00:53

we tried the b and h option but it didn't go through. i was hoping they'd have the serial number on hand and send it to us with a link to download from t heir site...but no such luck.

The CDW people said the option to own is also gone from their site. all they have left is the subscription option for 2015 for three years.


oh well. why did i wait so long to upgrade? :)

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Re: Where can you still buy Softimage?

Post by Shredder565 » 18 Jan 2017, 22:37

well, in case anyone wants to know.. the bhphotovideo option was a bust.
the cdw option was a bust.

apparently no one actually had the product on hand, yet they still listed it for sale and had to check with autodesk.

i still think autodesk is being tremendously short sighted.

what harm would it do to add it in as a bonus with either maya or max?

they already own it. it's just sitting around.

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Re: Where can you still buy Softimage?

Post by MauricioPC » 31 May 2017, 06:39

Just an update on this subject. Apparently a guy was able to sell his license of 3ds Max in Europe.
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread. ... ge=1&pp=15


So maybe there is hope. But it would required someone willing to sell their Softimage license, which I believe will be hard. :)

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Re: Where can you still buy Softimage?

Post by mc_axe » 01 Jun 2017, 02:48

That is good news i bet there are plenty licences out there esp older versions of Softimage that only receive dust.

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Re: Where can you still buy Softimage?

Post by MauricioPC » 01 Jun 2017, 12:32

I don't have money at the moment, but at least I liked that there's a possibility. Hopefully some users can get their hands into Softimage. :)

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Re: Where can you still buy Softimage?

Post by renisancex » 20 Jul 2017, 06:32

Hi

Can you legally purchase softimage from another user and also anyone know if there is a board or place for people interested in purchasing?

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Re: Where can you still buy Softimage?

Post by Jho » 27 Jul 2017, 10:22

renisancex wrote:Hi

Can you legally purchase softimage from another user and also anyone know if there is a board or place for people interested in purchasing?
Autodesk doesn't allow it in US but in Europe the law says you can't do that. So if you're located in Europe and can find someone willing to sell you're in luck.

I would imagine if such a board exists it's just full of people who want to buy and no one else.

I still haven't been able to find a copy. We switched to Maya at work, which has been pretty tough. Frankly, I'm stunned it's as bad as it is, but all the other animation software options seemed even worse. *sigh* I miss XSI so bad :(

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Re: Where can you still buy Softimage?

Post by MauricioPC » 27 Jul 2017, 10:38

When you think you can't despise Autodesk more...

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/moving-t ... 0173#M1744

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Re: Where can you still buy Softimage?

Post by rray » 29 Jul 2017, 16:16

https://forums.autodesk.com/t5/moving-to-subscription/what-am-i-left-with-once-my-maintenance-expires/m-p/7218549#M1735
1:10 bug fix ratio inactive vs active customers L-)

So bug fixes for past versions are being phased out just like the whole concept of "past versions" itself is. This makes sense if the software in a more or less healthy state like Photoshop. For Max/Maya however...
softimage resources section updated Feb 7 2019