Will 3ds Max Die Next? (Not Likely)
With the recently announced killing off of Softimage (take a moment of silence if you'd like) the question among many 3D artists is which 3D application might be next? Among the two remaining Autodesk powerhouses that are Maya and 3ds Max, the first concern is 3ds Max. There are a few reasons why people think Autodesk will kill off 3ds Max next, maybe because Maya is just slightly more popular among the industry or that there seems to just be more support for Maya. Whatever the case may be, the question now is whether or not these concerns are viable concerns to have as a 3D artist, and if your favorite 3D application is truly next. Now, before you get upset about the subject matter of this article, take a moment to read through it, because you might be surprised. We were/are huge fans of Softimage and 3ds Max, but after the recent announcement, we could only think "what's next?" Let's take an in-depth look at why this concern has come up among 3D artists, as well as some of the key reasons why we do think 3ds Max is here to stay.