[Sidefx-houdini-list] Autodesk bought Softimage

Abdelkareem Abonamous anamous at gmail.com
Fri Oct 24 04:28:46 EDT 2008

For a lot of small companies, part of the business decision of what  
software packages you build your pipeline around is the question of  
how the company that produces these packages deals with you, as in  
support and general business policies. Some of these small companies  
feel that a certain behemoth doesn't actually care for their bug  
findings, or their RFEs, or their production worries - essentially  
only contacting them to remind them to upgrade to a new version that  
often doesn't incorporate anything *really* useful.

This is where I see SESI. Their business culture and mentality are a  
large part of what makes Houdini so special. I can't see anything  
anywhere like this level of support or care for even the smallest  
customers at any other 3d software company, specifically not at  
aforementioned behemoth.

So basically I think that this is a great chance for SESI - the market  
has opened up a bit for them. Decision makers will be looking at  
alternatives, and Houdini is arguably top notch, regardless of the  

And thank God that SESI is privately owned.


On Oct 24, 2008, at 9:47 AM, Dragos Stefan wrote:

> :D Same here.
> Dragos
> François Duchesneau wrote:
>> P.S.: Hey SESI, if Autodesk knocks at your door to propose something,
>> please tell them you prefer to sell the company to the Houdini
>> community. I'd better put my money in a company I believe instead of
>> crazy volatile stock shares ;)
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