Posted by Ken Pimentel, 31 May 2009 1:21 am
I'm on the train to Amsterdam after a great 3 days soaking up the passion in Utrecht. I was given a great opportunity to communicate our roadmap to a gathering of the hopeful. I asked everyone to tell me how long they have been using 3ds Max and most started with the DOS version. I think the average was 10 years of usage. This was a very qualified audience.
I'm pleased to say that after revealing all the exciting roadmap information (under NDA) we received a very strong endorsement from the crowd. Many came up to me afterwards to say how this is bringing back the excitement from the Yost days. I'm not sure there is a better endorsement.
I also had the pleasure of meeting many of the people I see on the forum. It was great to talk to all of you.
I'm very excited about the future. We turned a corner with 3ds Max 2010 and there is no looking back. I hope some of the people who were in the room can at least tell you how they now feel about the future roadmap - even if they can't reveal any of the details. They are certainly free to share whether or not it is something that means anything to them. I hope they post some comments on this blog.
It is also time to reveal what XBR is all about. So, for the first time, here is the public unveiling of XBR. All the detail you've been waiting for. Oops, train is pulling into Amsterdam and I've gotta go.
Here's something quick: XBR = Excalibur. Think through the implications of that until more is revealed.
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