View Full Version : Autodesk Acquires Alias

10-05-2005, 02:10 AM
eggegg is one of many readers to write to tell us that "Autodesk, of AutoCAD and 3dsmax fame, is reporting that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Alias, makers of Maya and MotionBuilder. Will Autodesk use the inherited expertise and codebase to finally develop their product line for the platforms most of their customer base would prefer, or does this mean the end of development of Alias products on OSX and Linux?"



10-05-2005, 02:21 AM
Hmm, so goodbye to Maya, will it be the next Lightscape (means development stopps in favour of the weird 3DS) or will it be developed like 3DS (means it gets more and more unusable) ? Time will tell about this stupid buyout.

10-05-2005, 02:23 AM
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10-05-2005, 10:42 AM
I have a feeling that AD will squish the two apps into a frankenstien-uber-app. I feel particularly bad for the Maya Mac users who were growing in numbers.