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Thread: Adobe eyes £200m bid for British visual effects firm The Foundry

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    Adobe eyes £200m bid for British visual effects firm The Foundry

    American software giant is readying a bid after private equity owners Carlyle put the firm up for sale last year
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/n...e-Foundry.html
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    Only a matter of time...subs and rental

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    This doesn't really surprise me.
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    And how long would they keep both AE and Nuke before killing one of them ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainMarlowe View Post
    And how long would they keep both AE and Nuke before killing one of them ?
    Different markets.
    Its a win win for Adobe.

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    Came as a surprise to me! Wonder how that would effect the ae/c4d setup if Adobe were to get Modo?

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    Modo Rental... get ready for it... !

    if you see the microscopic updates to Adobe PhotoShop through the years, it casts a dark shadow over "Adobe Modo"

    but hey, who knows, let's hope i'm wrong, but the rental thing, sucks, and always will (!)
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    Well it sucks that subscription is the only option but its not a bad deal for everyone. If Adobe adds the Foundry's lineup of software to its cloud service and keeps the price in a somewhat reasonable area, could be quite a deal for some. I'm sure they'll raise the price of cloud but they wouldn't have to raise it substantially to earn back that 200 million quickly with the numbers of Foundry users they would add who would likely continue using the software.

    But its not set in stone yet that Adobe will buy The Foundry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikals View Post
    if you see the microscopic updates to Adobe PhotoShop through the years, it casts a dark shadow over "Adobe Modo"
    (!)
    Are you suggesting they will be entering the same "lack of development" realm that Lightwave has been in for some time?

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    if true..btw there's no quoted source for that 'story'' then Adobe are the first of the bidder to emerge from the shadows to place a bid.

    doesn't mean they are the only bidder
    doesn't mean they are serious (no source from adobe was quoted)
    doesn't mean they are the winning bidder...yet.
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    If adobe does buy the foundry I hope they do a better job than the luxolgy team and take Modo further and beyond than what it is now which is just a unified lightwave.
    At this point in time with destructive workflow, slow viewport and data handling, the tool dropping workflow, just doesn't cut it compared to the more flexible, modern and powerful workflow in houdini, maya, max, c4d, blender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wickedpup View Post
    Are you suggesting they will be entering the same "lack of development" realm that Lightwave has been in for some time?
    LightWave 11 was Great...

    LightWave 2015... not so much, lets see... maybe there will be a 2015.5 at Siggraph...
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    Point being? When you say PS has had microscopic updates through the years you are generalizing (I remember some PS updates that where great, just to compare with LW 11) ..and then you should do the same with LW....think the thread aptly titled "LW's development or lack thereof" illustrates my point....

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    -- Point being?
    guess i'll have to explain...
    -- When you say PS has had microscopic updates through the years you are generalizing
    yes
    -- remember some PS updates that where great, just to compare with LW 11
    extremely few PhotoShop updates have been great
    -- ..and then you should do the same with LW
    i am, i do...
    -- think the thread aptly titled "LW's development or lack thereof" illustrates my point....
    yep, and i'll wait with judging LW 2015 until Siggraph...

    at least NT had an excuse with the Core meltdown...

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    Quote Originally Posted by raw-m View Post
    Came as a surprise to me! Wonder how that would effect the ae/c4d setup if Adobe were to get Modo?
    I was thinking the same thing.
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