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2015 last version of Autodesk’s Softimage

By Randi Altman

Montreal — During a virtual press conference this week, Autodesk’s Maurice Patel announced that the upcoming Softimage 2015 will be the last release of Softimage.

“The industry is going through challenging times ,and Autodesk realizes we need to focus our efforts on fewer products,” he said, adding they will focus on 3ds Max and Maya, the company’s other 3D animation software offerings.

The company will offer support and service packs for Softimage for next for two years, but the product will not receive new feature development.

Existing users with a subscription can move to Max or Maya with no transitional cost. “This way users can ramp up Max and Maya and train while still using Softimage. They can either continue Max and Maya or discontinue their subscriptions.”

Customers who want to continue to use Softimage don’t have to take advantage of transitions, but moving to Max and Maya will give most benefit because those products will continue to evolve,” says Patel.

The Softimage development team will remain and work on new product development.

Autodesk emphasizes they are not putting Softimage features into other products, but instead finding ways to make the transitions to other products easier. “We are not trying to recreate Softimage in Maya and Max,” concludes Patel.


Be a part of Autodesk’s Best of the Best 2014 show reel

MONTREAL — Autodesk is now accepting submissions for its Best of the Best 2014 show reel, which will premiere at the NAB Convention from April 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas.

Highlighting the year’s top talent and most innovative work created using Autodesk tools, the reel will be featured on AREA, the Autodesk website, the Autodesk YouTube Channel and at various industry events throughout the year.

Recent creative projects eligible for submission include animations, films, broadcast, cinematics, commercials, episodic work and/or music videos that were created with 3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Softimage, Smoke, Flame, Lustre or the Autodesk Entertainment Creation Suite.

For more information visit http://area.autodesk.com/submitcontent/2013/bestofthebest.