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).
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
This 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.