With the announcement that the upcoming Softimage 2015 release, due to ship mid-April, will be the last one for the Softimage product line, Autodesk has pulled the plug on one of the defining names of the industry; a truly pioneering 3D package that changed the shape of visual effects.
Want to capture two objects over 1 billion kilometres apart in the same frame? Magic Lantern is the key.
Here's a showreel that we're bringing to not because it's full of CGI or motion capture, and not because it's been filmed at a trillion frames per second on a specialist camera costing $300,000. It's just the result of the everyday work of the cameraman, using relatively modest kit