Deja Vu – Another Gigantic Multimedia Acquisition
First, it was the world of web and print with Adobe and Macromedia joining forces, and now its the world of 3D. Autodesk officially announced the acquisition of Alias today. The two giants in 3D graphics are Alias Maya and Autodesk 3dsmax and with this announcement, Autodesk becomes the definitive leader no matter which software package you choose. With no mention of either software being discontinued or merged in the near future, it leads to more speculation on the future of multimedia. For several years, Maya has been the choice for films and television, whereas 3dsmax has been the game companies’ choice. With this new acquisition, it looks as though Autodesk has solidified their grasp on both industries. The next few years will be very interesting with regard to multimedia as a whole. Its extremely exciting and nerve-wracking to think of what Adobe and Macromedia have in mind for the future of their software, and now there is equal anticipation for the future of Autodesk’s and Alias’s software.
To read the full press release of Autodesk’s acquisition of Alias, along with Q+As and more, follow this link: Autodesk and Alias.