Autodesk Goes Cloud!
I predicted this about 6 months ago. Is this the new trend in software “purchasing”? Personally, I think this sucks. I don’t know about you but I guess I’m old fashion and actually like to own my software. This tactic is perfect for pushing the free lance artists out of business. If you can’t make a payment that month, you can’t work. This might be a good thing in the long run for software like Modo or Lightwave, which are doing some fantastic things at a fraction of a price that Autodesk charges for their software. Or even Blender which is totally free and again can do what any high priced piece of software can do. I’ve been using Maya 2013 and I can tell you it is one of the buggiest pieces of software I have ever used. My keyboard shortcuts will randomly stop working and I will have to close and open Maya to get it working again. Updates? Tried them. They were suppose to fix the problem and didn’t. When you pay $3,000 plus for a piece of software you expect it to work, Autodesk, has increasingly been releasing inferior products and now they want to take them away from the artists and have us “rent” the software?
Am I the only one upset about this? I don’t want to rent, I want to own! Stop with the subscriptions!
Looks like I'm gonna have to find another piece of software to use. Blender anyone?
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Here’s some alternative software to look at: