Yeah, you read right! In an amazing demonstration of passion for a software and the community, Tom Hudson himself proposed to re-Yost the development of 3dsMax in a Win-Win business model to Autodesk. If any of you haven’t yet, I HIGHLY recommend reading the gargantuan comment section of the MaxUnderground page here and then proceed to give your vote towards this idea here
This is a first in this industry and should NOT be taken lightly. Maybe nothing will change, but the sheer amount of comments and long time 3dsMax users voicing their concerns as well as possible solutions demonstrates just how strong and passionate the user base of 3dsMax is. The people complaining there are not just users, are veterans, decision making people who helped shape the very industry we live on today.
Autodesk has right before it an incredible opportunity to not only lead a Renaissance in DCC software but also sharply increase the possible revenue of its software lineup while avoiding the exodus to competing softwares.