[ #Softimage #Autodesk ] Over the past week there have been many rumors about the future of Softimage and today Autodesk has confirmed tha...
According to CG Channel The Softimage development team will be moved on to other projects, including Bifrost, the fluid simulation technology formerly known as Naiad that Autodesk acquired from Exotic Matter in 2012.
In addition, some of the developers have been specifically tasked with “making the transition [to 3ds Max or Maya] easier” for Softimage users.
Asked whether Softimage’s ICE visual programming system – often regarded as one of the key strengths of the software – would be integrated into 3ds Max or Maya, Autodesk industry manager Maurice Patel said that “the [design] concepts behind ICE will continue to live on, but we will not build ICE again within those products”.
And with the discontinuation of Softimage, Autodesk’s Entertainment Creation Suites being cut in price from $8,395 to $6,825.
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