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Microsoft insists on ruining the world 3D

Then finally Microsoft Decided to buy Yahoo !, In its intention to gain web terrain to Google, has acquired a company dedicated to the modeling 3D.

This is Cagliari, creator of the software True Space, a very robust but absolutely cheap technology ($ 595). And what a price to be a tool that in modeling capabilities is considered as capable or better than Cinema4D ($ 3,495), 3DsMax ($ 3,495), SoftImage ($ 4,995) and AutoDesk Maya ($ 6,999).

3d truespace

Well, what can we assume Microsoft is looking for?

1. Compete against Google and its Google Earth

This seems to be one of the premises, taking into account that TrueSpace in its recent versions had been quite innovative in online collaborative functionalities. Microsoft must also have long been looking to create a desktop platform for Virtual Earth, just as it has. Google, Although if Microsoft wants to compete against Sketchup !, surely should buy ArchiCAD

2. Enter the Strange Trends of Second Life

Microsoft and cagliariThis fashion, although it sounds unattractive to those of us who find it difficult to change mobile phones, carries a force with the new generations in the virtual world that Web 2.0 allows. If that would make Microsoft entertain, well, I think it's good ... so it bothers us less with Windows Vista.

3. Ruin life

Well, that has been doing it for a long time ... well we have been while Microsoft has not fought in the geomatic market, but well, now it seems that we can create 3D objects for animations in Power Point and we will have another reason for Windows to collapse.

Golgi Alvarez

Writer, researcher, specialist in Land Management Models. He has participated in the conceptualization and implementation of models such as: National Property Administration System SINAP in Honduras, Management Model of Joint Municipalities in Honduras, Integrated Cadastre-Registry Management Model in Nicaragua, Territory Administration System SAT in Colombia . Editor of the Geofumadas knowledge blog since 2007 and creator of the AulaGEO Academy that includes more than 100 courses on GIS - CAD - BIM - Digital Twins topics.

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  1. Agree! Because Microsoft is not dedicated to correct all Vista problems instead of ruining our lives.

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