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The Foundry majority acquired by HgCapital
show user profile  Garp
More details here.

Phew. Now I can breath.

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5/21/2015 6:12:33 AM (last edit: 5/21/2015 6:31:49 AM)
show user profile  Garp
Really, people? No one cares?
This is great news. Not only for MODO, but for all the Foundry products.

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5/21/2015 8:57:32 PM (last edit: 5/21/2015 8:57:32 PM)
show user profile  Dave
I got an email about it because I use mischief, but I just didn't understand the importance, nor do I still.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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5/21/2015 9:30:34 PM (last edit: 5/21/2015 9:30:34 PM)
show user profile  Garp
The Foundry was backed up by the Carlyle Group, which owned a majority stake of the company. A few months ago, Carlyle announced their intention to sell some time around summer 2015. Since then, there has been some very real concern from users about who the new owner would be and what it could mean for the future (there's a humongous thread about it).

Last night, the news was dropped that the sale had just happened and the new majority owner is now HgCapital. All of a sudden, 500 billions of Foundry product users resumed breathing normally. Or something like it. Rainbows and unicorns, butterflies and tax refund. For real! :)

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5/21/2015 9:59:47 PM (last edit: 5/21/2015 10:03:02 PM)
show user profile  ijzerman
Not a foundry user but im happy it didnt go to either autodesk or adobe :)

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5/22/2015 11:32:23 AM (last edit: 5/22/2015 11:32:23 AM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
I think Adobe owning a good 3D package could be interesting.

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5/22/2015 11:34:50 AM (last edit: 5/22/2015 11:34:50 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
I've been waiting for Adobe to purchase C4D for a while.

Glad AD and Adobe didn't get the Foundry though.

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5/22/2015 11:36:25 AM (last edit: 5/22/2015 11:36:25 AM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
Yep, seems like the obvious next step. If they included it as part of the Creative Cloud bundle that would be massive.

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5/22/2015 12:50:50 PM (last edit: 5/22/2015 12:50:50 PM)
show user profile  Garp
> I think Adobe owning a good 3D package could be interesting.

Me too, but only if they write it themselves. They have some truly brilliant software people over there.

Btw, they announced during a presentation last night the next version of MODO (901) for may 27th. In five days.
In case one of you guys plans on buying it, they have a deal right now such that if you buy 801, you get 901 for free when it ships. And I think 901 is something like $300 more expensive. The deal stops, well, in five days. Just letting you know.

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5/22/2015 12:53:51 PM (last edit: 5/22/2015 12:56:02 PM)
show user profile  khamski
Is NUKE still the best in the field?

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5/24/2015 4:44:57 PM (last edit: 5/24/2015 4:44:57 PM)
show user profile  Bolteon
Potentially a huge crisis adverted.

Then again, Nuke 9 will always be Nuke 9.

-Marko Mandaric

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5/25/2015 5:03:48 AM (last edit: 5/25/2015 5:03:48 AM)
show user profile  Garp
> Potentially a huge crisis adverted.

Yep. And a good 5 or 6 years of pretty much guaranteed stability :)

And since good news seem to come in threes, FabricEngine has recently announced MODO support :)))

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5/25/2015 6:57:20 AM (last edit: 5/25/2015 7:42:31 AM)
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