Discreet Cleaner and Combustion Updates at MWSF?

Discussion in 'MacRumors News Discussion (archive)' started by MacRumors, Jan 1, 2004.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    Discreet.com has posted a teaser on their website, hinting at updates or news coming for both the Mac versions of Combustion and Cleaner. The teaser reads:
    Official information will be welcome, in light of recent rumors that Cleaner development may have been placed on hold and hints that Apple may acquire Discreet's desktop video division.

    Meanwhile, in a related rumor, a new Page 2 report suggests that Apple may be collaborating with Optibase -- a MPEG Encoding company.
  2. macrumors 601


    Aug 9, 2002
    If you look at the Combustion section of Discreet's webpage it says "Combustion 3 coming in early 2004" and tells a little information about it
  3. macrumors 6502a


    Jan 12, 2003
    Dublin, Ireland.
    i hope apple buy discreet's video division because then a lot of people will have no choice but to use Apple and that is something that will benefit them, whether they know it now or not...
  4. macrumors member

    Jan 10, 2002
    Cleaner Rocks

    This is great news. Cleaner is incredibly useful. Leverages Quicktime Pro by offering presets.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Jul 17, 2002
    This is the Apple that I've always dreamed about; 2004 is going to be the year of the Apple.

  6. macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
  7. macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2003
    seriously, I want 3dsmax for os x :-D now that'd be something I could get excited about.
  8. macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2002
    Middle Earth
    Apple just buy discreets desktop apps and create the killer workflow for Video. Screw Adobe they don't want video as much as you do Apple...they want to sell PDF tools and rest on their laurels.

    Let's make this happen.
  9. macrumors regular

    Dec 16, 2003
    3ds max is really awesome and needs to be brought over from the dark side. However, it looks like the buyout has fallen through, doesn't it? Why, if discreet is continuing to develop for mac, would apple try to buy them? Unless apple buys the video division, discreet is never going to port 3Ds, because, if I'm not mistaken (correct me if I'm wrong), most game development is done on PCs and that is one of the primary markets of 3ds max. I'll just have to stick w/ Lightwave (BTW, I like it better than 3DS Max, and I hate Maya).
  10. macrumors 6502

    Feb 26, 2002
    Fort Myers, FL
    It's been my understanding that Autodesk/Discreet does not do the development. That is done by The Yost Group. 3DS roots go all the way back to the Atari-ST. One of the developers, Daniel Silva, was the guy that wrote Deluxe Paint for the Amiga. Is Discreet just a distributor? I'm not sure.
  11. macrumors newbie

    Jan 2, 2004
    I just hope Apple doesn't water down Cleaner. As of now, it's one of the only ways to convert AACs bought on iTunes Music Store to MP3. It only works on songs you're licensed for, and it's a lot easier than burning a CD of songs, and then re-ripping it.

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