Killing off Softimage will likely see technology trickle into 3ds Max and Maya, eventually.
Says Autodesk: “So why kill off Softimage? Well, Autodesk already have two insanely popular, industry standard 3D software products on their books – 3ds Max and Maya – and want to concentrate all their efforts on those, and start adding Softimage’s functionality into the Entertainment Creation Suites. So it’s not a proper goodbye, more like ‘see you around’.”
Users on an active Softimage subscription will be able to migrate to 3ds Max or Maya free of charge.