SimplyMaya Forums

Welcome to the forum, feel free to ask questions here.

Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Locked Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-01-2006, 12:00 PM   #1
mayaaakaia
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.
mayaaakaia is offline  
Old 03-01-2006, 12:09 PM   #2
mtmckinley
The Maya Mountain
 
mtmckinley's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 8,245
Thanks: 1
Thanked 25 Times in 25 Posts
Default

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.
__________________
-Mike
www.mtmckinley.net
The Maya Toolbelt
mtmckinley is offline  
Old 05-01-2006, 09:43 PM   #3
Phopojijo
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 408
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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.
Phopojijo is offline  
Old 21-01-2006, 03:43 PM   #4
pixelsoul
Subscriber
 
pixelsoul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 307
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Umm i think there is no Discreet anymore onlu autodesk.. go to their website
pixelsoul is offline  
Old 21-01-2006, 03:46 PM   #5
MattTheMan
Registered User
 
MattTheMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Fairfield, CT
Posts: 2,436
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 18 Posts
Default

Yeah, just as there is no Alias anymore.

www.alias.com

It says: Autodesk formerly Alias
__________________
Live the life you love, love the life you live
MattTheMan is offline  
Old 22-01-2006, 08:29 AM   #6
jsprogg
Lifetime Member
 
jsprogg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Chicago
Posts: 1,708
Thanks: 0
Thanked 85 Times in 77 Posts
Default

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 .
jsprogg is offline  
Old 22-01-2006, 12:08 PM   #7
pixelsoul
Subscriber
 
pixelsoul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 307
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

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

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

Last edited by pixelsoul : 22-01-2006 at 12:12 PM.
pixelsoul is offline  
Old 11-09-2011, 06:24 AM   #8
Reidh
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Yes its dead, however nobody has felt compelled to tell Aoutodeska
Reidh is offline  
Old 11-09-2011, 12:21 PM   #9
Acid44
Registered User
 
Acid44's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 2,639
Thanks: 12
Thanked 186 Times in 179 Posts
Default

This thread is from 2006 man, watch out for stuff like that
__________________
Acid44 is offline  
Old 11-09-2011, 06:34 PM   #10
Gen
Moderator
 
Gen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: South FL
Posts: 3,501
Thanks: 16
Thanked 645 Times in 567 Posts
Default

Yeah this thread is old, besides what makes you think in the year 2011 that Maya is dead?
__________________
- Genny
__________________
::|| My CG Blog ||::
::|| My Maya FAQ ||::
Gen is offline  
Old 11-09-2011, 07:35 PM   #11
stwert
EduSciVis-er
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Toronto
Posts: 3,373
Thanks: 74
Thanked 710 Times in 642 Posts
Default

Well whatever products Aoutodeska makes, they must be dead. They don't even come up on google.
stwert is offline  
Old 17-09-2011, 02:42 AM   #12
Nieander
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
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...!!!
__________________
Nieander
Nieander is offline  
Old 17-09-2011, 03:59 AM   #13
NextDesign
Technical Director
 
NextDesign's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 2,988
Thanks: 33
Thanked 532 Times in 471 Posts
Default

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.
__________________
Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Last edited by NextDesign : 17-09-2011 at 04:38 AM.
NextDesign is offline  
Locked Thread

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Maya Hair/Polygon Error ingram_no.7 Members Lounge 13 10-12-2010 10:27 AM
Simply Maya Resources Online Miss_Nova Site News & Announcements 1 08-12-2010 08:36 PM
LayoutTools for Maya 2011 is here... ctbram Members Lounge 1 06-12-2010 10:32 PM
Open a Lightwave file in Maya 2011 radiant777 Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge 2 04-12-2010 02:45 AM

1 Month

$34

Month-to-month billing
$34/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
 
 

3 months

$87

Billing every 3 months
$29/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $5 per month or $15 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

12 months

$288

Billing every 12 months
$24/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $10 per month or $120 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

Your plan will automatically renew. You can cancel at any time via your PayPal account to avoid being charged again.

You can view the FAQ on our video plans here. You can contact us directly here. By clicking one of the buttons above, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.