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  08 August 2012
Naiad sold to Autodesk

It has just been announced that there will be one final release of Naiad before all Exotic Matter license agreements will be terminated as the technology has been sold to Autodesk.

Interesting times ahead I guess....
 
  08 August 2012
F***K!!! I hate this company...
Another great product is going down the road in to the dirt... thx autodcrap
this sucks!
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  08 August 2012
Any source ??
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  08 August 2012
Originally Posted by bjoern: F***K!!! I hate this company...
Another great product is going down the road in to the dirt... thx autodcrap
this sucks!

Dont hate autodesk for buying.
You should be angry with the companies that are selling out.
 
  08 August 2012
Quote: Dont hate autodesk for buying.
You should be angry with the companies that are selling out.


its just business as usual
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  08 August 2012
I've also heard this rumour a few days ago. Oh, somebody will pick up where Naiad has left. I think by now the tech they used is pretty much known in the industry.

So, we'll be finding a clonking Naiad integration into Max in a year or so (and it will stay exactly the same for 5 years to come). At least that way it will be made available for general 3d while new and exciting stuff will reappear somewhere else.

Nothing to worry about!
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  08 August 2012
People shouldn't react without knowing what's going to come out of this. When Maya was bought by Autodesk everyone was talking about 3dsMayx but that hasn't happened. Both products have been developed further and have been developed well except for the latest annoying Particle Extension mess up. 3dsmax 2013's codebase is almost completely re-written and is the fastest 3dsmax ever. Maya has been updated at the same pace it was before it was bought up as well.

What I don't understand though is that the OP says "all Exotic Matter license agreements will be terminated". Does that mean that everyone that paid $6k for Naiad expecting updates are now SOL? As a Naiad TD that use it in Production right now, this is a major, immediate, concern for me.

I want official statements and answers to these questions. We've had massive problems getting a hold of Exotic Matter tech support over the last couple of weeks. What's going to happen to the money and time that we've invested? Who is the new contact person/people for current customers?
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  08 August 2012
its a pity you didn't put a link to the source of this information. without proof it just sounds like a rumor.
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  08 August 2012
This news came in an email directed to all current Exotic Matter customers. I'm sure there will be a public announcement soon.
 
  08 August 2012
Originally Posted by luispages: This news came in an email directed to all current Exotic Matter customers. I'm sure there will be a public announcement soon.


We haven't gotten that e-mail yet. Perhaps you have to be an ILM customer to get that kind of important feedback :/.
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  08 August 2012
Originally Posted by bjoern: F***K!!! I hate this company...
Another great product is going down the road in to the dirt... thx autodcrap
this sucks!


Actually I won't say anything... :P

Last edited by Syndicate : 08 August 2012 at 07:53 AM.
 
  08 August 2012
similar thread about this.
http://www.si-community.com/communi...&t=2637&start=0
looks interesting.
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  08 August 2012
The big question is, where will the tech go? Maya, SI, Max, all three, or somewhere else entirely. I'm huge Maya fan and would love to see this come "home" without having to spend $6K on a license. So yeah, I applaud this... Rumour(?).

Edit: this might even account for the expected price hikes.
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  08 August 2012
well, this is bad news in every possible way. Everything Autodesk touched for the last few years went to hell, as I get told from some long time max/maya users.. XSI gets outsourced even before it can grab ground on the market again..

Now, buying Naiad takes it out of the invention wheel that is driven by the need to survive.

Competitor Next Limit tried hard to keep speed on features and performance with Naiad, now if the Naiad development stalls (in Autodesk hands), I hope RealFlow doesn't get lazy again as well.
 
  08 August 2012
Originally Posted by DutchDimension: The big question is, where will the tech go? Maya, SI, Max, all three, or somewhere else entirely. I'm huge Maya fan and would love to see this come "home" without having to spend $6K on a license. So yeah, I applaud this... Rumour(?).

Edit: this might even account for the expected price hikes.



The big question to me is how long it will take to die, since everything Autodesk buy loses its development and turn out to be a dead product.
For sure we wont see it integrated anywhere, my bet is they gonna bundle it into the new incoming Hyper Suite.
 
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