Autodesk cannot write good software

loocas | 3ds Max,opinions | Sunday, March 31st, 2013

stupid autodesk

I just realized that after seeing what Autodesk has been doing to the (at the very least) DCC software packages for a long time now.

They just can’t write good software. Nothing breath taking, let alone revolutionary. Just look at it. All they sell is software they bought from really smart and bold developers in the past. Then they pretty much kept it the same way it had been, including all the bugs, quirks and issues, but slapping on fancier and fancier GUIs they also bought or licensed from someone else (Qt anyone?). They don’t have the balls, even though they pretty much have a monopoly on the DCC field. Pussies.

Seriously, when was the last time you were excited a new version of anything from Autodesk is coming out soon? I haven’t. Hell, I haven’t been even excited about their betas in a long while. Autodesk doesn’t listen to the users, they don’t care much about the old time power users either. They just don’t give a shit, in my opinion.

So, with all seriousness, I’m truly considering cancelling my subscription and just don’t give a shit back.


  1. My work friends and I are also considering dropping Autodesk. I’m curious what other alternative will you try? Houdini? Modo? C4d? Im slowly trying to learn Houdini on my free time

    Comment by Xy — April 1, 2013 @ 08:11

  2. Unfortunately there are no alternatives. Really. I cannot work in Modo solely. Just as I cannot work in Houdini. The next alternative migh be Cinema 4D, but I really don’t like the workflow. So, it’s basically either Max, Maya or XSI, which are all under Autodesk.

    Comment by loocas — April 1, 2013 @ 14:10

  3. You are absolutely right, I’m a Softimage user, for long 7 years, and when Autodesk buy XSI from Avid, it was a sad day, since that day there is no great feature with the exception from the Lagoa, which is actually a plugin developed by Thiago Costa. And that’s how things have happened to Maya, 3dsmax and Softimage, Autodesk is a large buyer of plugins today. In this new version of Softimage 2014 there is no great feature to justify a new version.

    Paulo Duarte

    Comment by Paulo Duarte — April 11, 2013 @ 21:46

  4. i realized a few months ago we are all slaves, i always new it but now i realize it :)
    (sadly i’m talking more than just software and 3d here)
    sorry to see you so frustrated, I’ve totally been there..
    just keep doing what your doing..
    there’s plenty of space outside the package to be exited about (it’s what i like about pipeline)..
    keep kicking ass and thanks for your on-going help.

    Comment by Carlos Anguiano — April 16, 2013 @ 20:40

  5. Thanks Los, I appretiate it ;)

    And yeah, Paulo, I totally agree with you.

    Comment by loocas — April 17, 2013 @ 19:39

  6. stop buying new versions, it’s the only way to send the message et to change things !
    AD have the monopoly, they don’t care about bad feeling or disappointement from users.
    so, touch to their money, it’s the only sensible point.

    Comment by thierry — July 1, 2013 @ 09:17

  7. Lols ..Another similar debate like underground website. Where ppl who initially wrote 3dsmax r crying..blender n Houdini r only options…. cheers

    Comment by Lala — August 22, 2013 @ 20:43

  8. Blender is not an option as long as it is under the ridiculous GPL (or was it GNU?) license. It just doesn’t make any sense to develop commercial tools for this platform under such restrictions and thus Blender will never be a true production ready alternative. Houdini is, on the other hand, shaping up pretty nicely with the Engine addition.

    Comment by loocas — August 31, 2013 @ 18:51

  9. Or, perhaps, even Modo in the near future might create some noticable waves.

    Comment by loocas — August 31, 2013 @ 18:52

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