Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Max Mail

It's almost 12 noon, the mail should be here. Yes, the mailbox is tilting downward, red flag that it's weighted down with letters and magazines. There's a box on the ground, that's funny, I didn't order anything...........oh, it's from Autodesk. 3DS Max 8 has shipped! It seems like only yesterday I received version 7. In fact I don't even have 7 installed yet, but there is a method to my delaying Max installs. I have multiple plug ins and as many animators know, when a new version of your program is released, your plug ins may not be immediately compatible, so I wait for the plug ins to be updated. I'll have to investigate my plug ins at their online homes to see how they match up with 7, never the less 8. Another complication with immediate installation is the swapping factor. Not all files that are swapped between animators who have different versions can be viewed, or include materials. One epiphany here, perhaps I should get a little more on schedule with 7 now that 8 is out. Time to go check those plug in patches.
PRN news release.
Also of note - I wouldn't worry about Autodesk keeping up with the Jones's as they announced their acquisition of competitor Alias earlier this month. Read the Macworld press release.