Could you please indicate something…anything…about Mudbox and its future?
It is widely believed that you intend to phase out Mudbox. I don’t know why you would want to do this. You have a great product with a significant following that would love to continue. There are many more that would use Mudbox if they knew development were to continue. Additionally, if you were to incorporate the geo creation technology that was previewed during this last year, Mudbox would become a powerhouse sculpting app that would attract a dominant share of the market. You must know this.
Your silence regarding these “kill” rumors is leading most to believe they must be true. This is causing many to either stay away from Mudbox or to leave Mudbox for a competing product. In an effort to protect your business, you maintain the position that you do not discuss future development. In this case, however, your silence is hurting your business. Furthermore, many are beginning to doubt if they should continue using Autodesk products at all, given the lack of concern for the customer base. I have seen many discussions to this effect on the other Autodesk forums. If growing your business is important, than your silence is not helping your cause.
I have been a staunch defender of Autodesk. However, I am beginning to lose faith. When you reach the point of losing me, you will have definitely reached the point of losing most.
I appeal to your better business sense. Please say something.
An Autodesk Advocate
Please note that I have also posted this appeal on the Area forums. I am posting in both forums to improve the chances that it will be seen by someone at Autodesk.