Category: 3rd Party Software
Link: Alias, makers of Maya, announces it is in talks for a possible buyout from SGI
Posted on MacBytes.com
Approved by Mudbug
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Originally posted by lem0nayde
On the other hand, maybe Microsoft is buying Maya, to cut it off from the Mac and make Apple suffer.
Originally posted by slightly
The original "Alias" series was great. Now there's to be a spin-off? I wonder if Jennifer Garner is going to make guest appearances.
Originally posted by Mudbug
heard from where? from who?
Originally posted by e-coli
Microsoft already owns SoftImage technology. they wouldn't spend a giant chunk of change to buy Alias. Besides, they let SoftImage die off. So that tells you how important 3D is to them.
It might be Adobe, but that really isn't their field.
I'd be willing to bet it's Apple, or Discreet gobbling up the competition.
Originally posted by MecOuf
Some of them dont want to buy a Mac, some of them did and are happy. (very few of them did)
Some schools dont want to buy G5s because their major software is Windows compatible and they don't want to have more than one workstation.
For your info, approximately, Shake is 5000$ for OSX and 10000$ for Linux...
An other player is coming well in the compositing market : Digital Fusion...
Remember, Maya is may be compatible with OSX but only Complete and NOT Unlimited... It's an other reason why Windows has a strong place in the 3d world most studios needs Unlimited. And we're not speaking about Softimage|XSI wich is only compatible with Linux and you know what....