Last December or so…GreyScale Gorilla announced that customers of theirs who had previously purchased perpetual-license software plugins…were going to see their investments abruptly truncated into annual licenses…
I won’t rehash my views on the ethics of that announcement/decision but I do seem to recall that GSG promised they weren’t merely going to milk old tools for more money, but that they were going to be enhancing these tools…that customers should expect new features in return for ongoing investment.
Then at NAB in April Chris Schmidt gave a tease of new some enhancements to Topcoat that looked pretty good, so I thought…OK…well good for them…at least they are living up to that promise.
And I do anticipate that they will will get around to that. They seemingly have strived to serve the c4d community…and have obviously been very generous with their training resources.
The only thing that has me scratching my head is that it’s now coming up on half a year after their announcement and they’ve been collecting a lot of extra funds for “renewals”. But I still haven’t seen TopCoat 1.1 or Signal 1.x or even any announcements.
Anyone with a scoop on what to expect in more concrete and immediate terms? Maybe something at SIGGRAPH?