[Sidefx-houdini-list] Autodesk bought Softimage

Graham Thompson gthompson at sidefx.com
Fri Oct 24 18:45:36 EDT 2008


My car could really use a Navigation Cube.

James Rutherford wrote:
> I guess with the financial collapse, the stock was at firesale prices....maybe Autodesk will buy Ford next....ha ha..
> Jim
>
>
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> On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 3:13 AM, Dragos Stefan <ds_list at dsg.ro> wrote:
>   
>> I totally agree about Houdini's help. I don't think however that
>> Softimage's support compares with SESI's. And when it comes to ICE,
>> well, in my opinion it took far too long for them to come out with it,
>> and when they did it showed up there was really no innovation as they
>> just copied what SESI did with VEX/VOPs many years ago.
>>     
>
> SoftImage's innovation on ICE is their marketing, just like it was
> when SoftImage
> introduced the "world's first"(*) animation software with non-linear animation.
>
> Cheers,
> Ammon
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