02-28-2012, 12:53 PM
I think you are right to claim that Jadrien, the studios pour millions into developing custom tools and pipelines for their 3d software, to support their production needs. They will never just stop that and go for open source software. When Shake was discontinued, the studio I am at actually bought the code and continued developing it for a while rather than switch. Nuke made it impossible not to switch in the end with everything that it offered in the way of 3d tools, but had it not been for that, I think we would still be on Shake.
Having said that, open source is a great way to learn and is brilliant for students. The softwares are certainly getting better.
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