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Old 03-01-2006, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default Isn't Maya dead?

I wanted to learn Maya but I found out yesterday that Autodesk bought Alias.. Does that mean I should choose Max or Xsi..?
Sincere advice needed to this total novice who is seriously considering his career as a 3D Artist.
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Old 03-01-2006, 01:09 PM   #2
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Even if it is dead, I don't necessarily plan on switching any time soon until I'm absolutely required to do so.

According to Autodesk, they plan on continuing both Max and Maya.
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Old 05-01-2006, 10:43 PM   #3
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Discrete is owned by Autodesk, as is Alias -- I'm assuming they're going to continue Maya just like they continue AutoCad and 3dStudioViz alongside Max. In cutting Maya out all they'll be doing is pissing off nVidia and Pixar who develop their middleware for Maya.

What they'll do about the pricing's another story... I'm hoping I don't see an annual renewal on Maya Complete Student.
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Old 21-01-2006, 04:43 PM   #4
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Umm i think there is no Discreet anymore onlu autodesk.. go to their website
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Yeah, just as there is no Alias anymore.

www.alias.com

It says: Autodesk formerly Alias
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Old 22-01-2006, 09:29 AM   #6
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i read yesterday that Autodesk are going to axe 400 Maya jobs, mostly sales staff I think.

There are always job cuts when companies merge but half the workforce seems a little extreme to me .
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mm where did you read this? 400 jobs seems a bit much indeed :headbang:

Aha it was probably propaganda from the max fanboys.. :blush:

http://www.highend3d.com/news/studios/77.html

"Autodesk is fully committed to continued support of all Autodesk and Alias products, sales and support, in this acquisition"

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Yes its dead, however nobody has felt compelled to tell Aoutodeska
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This thread is from 2006 man, watch out for stuff like that
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Yeah this thread is old, besides what makes you think in the year 2011 that Maya is dead?
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Well whatever products Aoutodeska makes, they must be dead. They don't even come up on google.
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Originally Posted by MattTheMan View Post
Yeah, just as there is no Alias anymore.

www.alias.com

It says: Autodesk formerly Alias
Buddy I was trying to open that link given in your post but the link is not working..!!! I think either I have a slow internet connection or the link is completely dead...!!!
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Alright, I'm going to end this. Maya is not defunct, nor will it be any time soon. Too many studios have invested, and written their pipelines around Maya. Autodesk would be signing their own death-wish if they did decide to cut it. While the Alias website now directs to Autodesk, and Alias is now defunct, it does not mean the software is going away. This thread was also created 03-01-2006. Leave it be.
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