The main reason that I’ve been visiting CGTalk for the past 15 years or so is to first check on the latest CG News, primarily the discussions on the latest 3d software and updates. The software specific discussion forums have been ghost towns with little discussions.
Apparently the latest 3d/VFX software/updates announced at NAB this year don’t register as news anymore according to the moderators in these forums. I understand that since Autodesk took on Microsoft pariah status a number of years ago by buying up the main competition, killing off some of it and slowing progress in the entire industry, that the rants that have ensued since have been counter productive in the News sections every time NAB and Siggraph roll around. So now CGTalk is dead.
Where have all the people gone? If anyone knows where the new forum web site is with intelligent discussions, please list it/them here so that I may jump ship the where there is still life in this industry that I’ve been part of the past 23 years.