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2 minutes ago, CinnamonMetal said:

All bets on they got bought; if that isn't the case then they were unorganized and things went sour. There is product and then there is business, product was good; business wasn't stable and so this is the end result. Therefore product turns to dust.

wrong - it's VC funded which means that sales are not as relevant as selling out at the end.

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13 hours ago, tamagochy said:

To be honest - anyone use fabric engine? I only read that it very powerful and so on, but i knew only few projects with it. Or maybe i dont know something and a lot of studios use it?

Yeah there are a few studios who invested in it heavily. Psyop was one I worked at that used it alongside Houdini. I'm guessing they'll be looking at Houdini Engine a bit more closely now. 

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In that case if nobody use it its unsuccessful product and its havent future. And its natturaly that it closed.

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12 hours ago, Marcola said:

it is Autodesk....how nobody thought about it. The richest company in the 3D industry.

My bet is on Autodesk; Fabric Engine could open up proceduralism into Maya combine it with MASH etc.

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in that scenario i will have to quote the dude from tech-artists.org ...

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Those poor guys - many of them were part of XSI. To be aquired by ADSK twice in one lifetime is too much for any man.

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I find this kind of thing really sad each time it happens. No matter if they went bust or got bought out, it always leaves a crater of frustration with everybody who was using the software before and invested time and money into it. So in the future, people will be less willing to trust a new and small company, which makes the already rather monoish-culture in the field even stronger.

Especially if it would have been bought by AD, it really would be a sad day seeing another hopeful contender for a fresh approach getting sunk into that black hole. Would feel like that old carcass Maya getting another injection of fresh blood from a youth...

I keep my fingers crossed that it is something at least halfways non-necromantic... ;-)
And that everybody involved is well...

Cheers,

Tom

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3 hours ago, Thomas Helzle said:

So in the future, people will be less willing to trust a new and small company, which makes the already rather monoish-culture in the field even stronger.

Well, Apple killed Shake too and Autodesk killed XSI so large enormously successful companies also kill products. Shite happens. Enjoy the ride!

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XSI was my main software for about 10 years and I actually bought Shake from the dead Apple, so I am fully aware of this. ;-)

And no, I did not enjoy either.

Cheers,

Tom

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