I was curious until I saw it was an Autodesk research…
… another subscription only software… no interest at all… what a pity…
I’m interested, because the truth is that Autodesk publishes many interesting mobile apps for free.
I find it funny that as uninterested as you are in Autodesk and their efforts, @Juang3d, you sure make it a point to endlessly post negative rants about everything they do.
Move on and be happy, all this dwelling on the perceived bad is unhealthy.
I don’t do that, but I want to keep warning people about rental only licensing system, have you checked Sketchbook for ipad/iphone? it’s basics are free, but to get the full you don’t have to pay once… you have to subscribe… cool eh?
They are expecting that all the hype about the rental only thing pass away while they maintain this scheme… well i don’t want to let it go, you may know it already, that’s ok, others may not…
Check out what Cinema 4D people just did.. they added subscription to their portfolio… GREAT! because it’s not subs only, you have options, that’s healthy, that is good, options…
I’m sorry i won’t let this thing die, the only thing I can say is that I can say the same thing about people saying “you keep ranting about this…”, I won’t do it, I ignore the comments I don’t like, or I try to give a proper answer like this one with all due respect.
I’m not uninterested, I found the app interesting until I found out it was an Autodesk app, and my fight is against that killer model of rental-only licenses, so I may be interested in their apps, but discouraged because their licensing scheme, and I want others to know that.
Having said this, I won’t answer again in this article to any critics about my post, unless it’s a fair question, because I don’t want to generate another 50 comments article here, it’s pointless.
I’m going to have to agree with Juang3d on this. Rent only pushes small business and the small guys out, and to, say, render an old project in a higher resolution becomes an implausible cost.
Has 3DS Max ever been marketed by Autodesk as an economical 3D DCC tool of choice for light duty/low profit work? Whose fault is it that a 3DS Max user might be put off by the price AFTER investing time, effort and money into learning and using it? Regardless of the present rental schemes 3DS Max has always been prohibitively expensive, and that is because it is tailored for work that has the budget to justify that cost.
It is obvious that it takes a lot of money to develop a tool such as 3DS Max just by looking at the competition.