Autodesk’s acquisition of Softimage is now complete. Formerly owned by Avid, Softimage will provide Autodesk users more complete and efficient games, film and television pipelines. Additionally, Autodesk is working on new, real-time interactive 3D technology for runtime applications.
You will still be able to choose your favorite 3D modeling, animation and rendering solutions – whether it is SOFTIMAGE, Autodesk 3ds Max or Autodesk Maya. Autodesk plans to continue developing all three as standalone products, and will be improving interoperability through the Autodesk FBX 3D data exchange solution. Autodesk will also develop and sell SOFTIMAGE|Face Robot software, which enables the creation of life-like human facial animation. The SOFTIMAGE|Cat character animation system will be integrated into the 3ds Max product line, while the SOFTIMAGE|Crosswalk solution will be integrated with Autodesk’s own interoperability technology.
<Autodesk plans to keep the SOFTIMAGE name in use as part of the Autodesk brand identity.