I didn’t want to just disappear without saying thank-you. My last day at Autodesk is this week and I’ll now be doing some consulting while sailing our home to southern ports.
For me, the most rewarding part of the job was simply reaching out and talking to you all. I wasn’t always welcome and what I had to say wasn’t always what people wanted to hear, but I felt most of you gave me a chance to say my piece and over time, it seemed that some trust was established. I know that while I was involved, we were always fighting a battle to do the most we could for you all. I realize that we didn’t always deliver to your expectations, but we were always trying to do the most with the resources we were given.
The 3ds Max development team is really one of the best that I’ve worked with over the years and the leadership there has been a big part of the success we’ve had. I’m sure they are looking at how they can continue to raise the bar.
I don’t know what the future brings for 3ds Max as I’ve been out of the loop for awhile. I wish to believe that Autodesk will reward your passion and enthusiasm with a product that matches or beats your expectations. I know I tried to.
I’ll be sitting on the sidelines (or on a beach) watching the future unfold. I really wish you all the best of luck. I’ll miss the conversations.