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Old 11-07-2013, 10:47 PM   #1
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New Autodesk initiative puts Max and Maya in your browser

Rob Note: Why does this remind me so much of the PRE PC dumb terminals.

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"Otoy’s ORBX.js streams the on-screen display of a software package to any standard browser. The technology forms the backbone of a new initiative making Autodesk tools like 3ds Max and Maya available via the cloud.


Autodesk users can now access 3ds Max and Maya inside a standard web browser and render images in the cloud via Otoy’s GPU-accelerated Octane Render Service.

The service – part of a joint initiative involving Autodesk, Otoy, Nvidia and Amazon – should make it possible to use either package on any operating system, and even on mobile and tablet devices."

http://www.cgchannel.com/2013/11/ne...n-your-browser/
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:15 AM   #2
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I wonder what the use case would be. I definitely don't see this used for mission critical stuff unless its all on the local network.

I imagine some precautions for the IT guy setting this up... assuming they will be setup by anyone other than Autodesk... Maybe give each user access to their own project and plugin directories, and nothing else.

I also wonder if this works with my Space Mouse. I doubt it.

There's probably no need to worry about Autodesk pulling an Adobe and making this your only option. Probably...
 
Old 11-08-2013, 07:19 AM   #3
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In Europe a service that requires you to have sensitive customer information/data on a cloud somewhere in the US to be able to work with it is dead in the water.
It was very questionable before the NSA stuff blew up and totally out of the question afterwards.
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:49 AM   #4
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In Europe a service that requires you to have sensitive customer information/data on a cloud somewhere in the US to be able to work with it is dead in the water.
It was very questionable before the NSA stuff blew up and totally out of the question afterwards.

The US really did shoot themselves in the foot after that whole thing no one will host anything in the states.
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The US really did shoot themselves in the foot after that whole thing no one will host anything in the states.


Come on, only bad people be afraid of that. Every honorable person should be happy that the NSA is sponsoring a backup.
 
Old 11-08-2013, 08:14 AM   #6
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you are so naive christian...or are you being ironic?
 
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Apart from the obvious problems with "post-NSA" cloud services, this move would seem to be an important first step to the fulfillment of Carl Bass' ultimate dream (officially debunked of course):
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:18 AM   #9
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These applications are slow and lagging enough when they run today as standalones, imagine what it will be like running them in unstable browsers on a equally unstable connection. It seems they are running out of ideas and now desperation kicks in and silly ideas like this turn into reality.

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I wonder if the Autodesk initiative is in response to this browser modeling program? http://clara.io/
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I wonder if the Autodesk initiative is in response to this browser modeling program? http://clara.io/

I think Autodesks position will largely depend on the price clara.io will ask for its service...
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:33 PM   #12
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re: USA for cloud storage...add to that U.K as they are in bed with the NSA as well..
Germany seems a place the NSA like to hack into so that's off the list as well really..


I don't see this tech taking off much now that the USA/UK and the NSA have ruined the concept of stored in the cloud....

plus the news this week that apple will share it's data for iphone fingerprints with the NSA...
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Old 11-08-2013, 01:08 PM   #13
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Buggy software via buggy cloudservices through buggy browsers... No thx.
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This could be a nice option for way part time freelancers like myself. I've got a pretty lame computer and a way outdated version of XSI (before AD bought them). I get a short paid gig maybe every 3-4 months, and I would be great to get a short term rental on a nice workstation and new software that can be accessed remotely.
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Cloud service is euphemism for a basement service.


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