"SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Oct. 23, 2008 â€” Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) and Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVID), announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for Autodesk to acquire substantially all of the assets of Avid's Softimage business unit for approximately $35 million." (full press release)
Wow. After Maya, they've now gobbled up another high-end 3D app. Users of 3D software around the world are worried and even outright angry about this move. People ask themselves if they should continue investing in (learning) Softimage and they wonder if a move to Blender can be worth their while. With the upcoming 2.50 redesign they might just stick. Thank you, Autodesk!
What do you think will happen to the 3D software market now?