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Baliz informed me [in French] that Autodesk acquired Softimage. From the press release: ““We welcome Softimage customers, strategic partners and employees to Autodesk,” said Marc Petit,
senior vice president, Autodesk Media & Entertainment. “This acquisition brings advanced 3D tools to our
entertainment portfolio; tools that are known and loved by the 3D entertainment community. With
production pipelines becoming entirely digital, and the convergence between games, film and television
content, this acquisition is expected to complement and accelerate Autodesk’s work in building real-time,
interactive 3D authoring tools.””
I guess one could expect long term impacts on the 3D geospatial softwares offered by Autodesk. See our Autodesk section.