Thursday, May 21, 2009

Farewell Truespace

Today it was announced that Truespace, one of the premier 3D modelling packages in history, has been dropped (with no provision for appeal) by Microsoft because of financial reasons. Truespace has been around for 25 years, and featured a ground breaking interface (which you either loved or hated) together with exceptional modelling & animation tools, and all for a very good price.

Since Calligari (the company that developed Truespace) was bought by Microsoft, we all knew it was just a matter of time before something like this happened. Microsoft's record in software acquisitions has been awful - apart from a few success stories, much of what they have bought has lead to many recognized products fading into the ether: Truespace is just the latest casualty.

Truespace was a industry leader at one time, now it has been consigned to the annals of history. To all those who worked so hard at Calligari, you have my sympathies. Farewell my friend, I shall not forget you...

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