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Rayek
12-04-2017, 12:48 AM
Wow, didn't see that one coming. It seems Nemetschek (company behind Cinema4d) has been testing the waters to see if anyone would be interested in acquiring their media division (which includes C4D).

AutoDesk Cinema4D?
Adobe Cinema4D?
BlackMagic Cinema4D?

Adobe sounds quite reasonable a candidate - their product line misses a 3d app, and a light version of C4d is already part of Adobe CC + After Effects.

The beginning of the end? Or a brand new beginning? Does this explain the silence on Maxon's blog?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-01/nemetschek-is-said-to-explore-sale-of-james-bond-s-3-d-software

*edit - Nemetschek denies everything, of course.

jeric_synergy
12-04-2017, 12:52 AM
Personally, I hope it's Adobe, since they're right here. :D

Rayek
12-04-2017, 01:01 AM
The entire story may be bogus, though. No references are given, and the timing is quite strange.

If Adobe gets its hands on C4D it is likely to run it straight into the ground. It will take a few years, but I am pretty sure they will mismanage it. Seeing their history with Macromedia and 3d software...

Can you imagine Blackmagic? Free edition, with a couple of "pro" features (MoGraph?) and >4k network rendering for $299.

Autodesk would dismantle it for the tech, and kill it off.

Chris S. (Fez)
12-04-2017, 01:34 AM
If they add C4D to the Adobe Cloud with no rate hike...that would be an amazing value.

bazsa73
12-04-2017, 04:58 AM
AD has lready implemented mograph toolset in maya, they also took C4D's GUI as an example when they have facelifted Maya.

m.d.
12-04-2017, 05:20 AM
Wow, didn't see that one coming. It seems Nemetschek (company behind Cinema4d) has been testing the waters to see if anyone would be interested in acquiring their media division (which includes C4D).

AutoDesk Cinema4D?
Adobe Cinema4D?
BlackMagic Cinema4D?

Adobe sounds quite reasonable a candidate - their product line misses a 3d app, and a light version of C4d is already part of Adobe CC + After Effects.

The beginning of the end? Or a brand new beginning? Does this explain the silence on Maxon's blog?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-01/nemetschek-is-said-to-explore-sale-of-james-bond-s-3-d-software

*edit - Nemetschek denies everything, of course.

The article you posted specifically lists the foundry. Did you miss that?
If they are writing based off anonymous insider info Iím sure they slipped the other party in negotiations.

JohnMarchant
12-04-2017, 09:18 AM
Of the three i would probably prefer Blackmagic. AD dont really need it or the tech, Adobe is getting into 3D, so maybe for the tech, Blackmagic would be a nice choice for users.

jeric_synergy
12-04-2017, 09:24 AM
Adobe has already shown it can play nice w/Maxon, and perhaps they learned a thing or two from Macromedia's....handling.