Anim8or, a small, free 3D modelling and animation program, has been proclaimed dead by the members of the official forum over at Anim8or.com. Anim8or is where I was first introduced to 3D, and it helped me learn a lot of basic concepts that have been very useful in learning other programs like Blender. A post by one of the senior moderators has brought all the fun to an end: http://www.anim8or.com/smf/index.php?topic=3925
He has come up with four reasons why Anim8or is dead and won't be coming back.
- Steve (The sole developer of the program) hasn't logged in to the Anim8or forum for more than a month
- Steve hasn't answered any emails from the moderator
- It's been more than 2 years since even a small update to the program has been released, the last update being v0.97d
- Steve has disabled new user registration to the forum since December 8th
It would appear that Steve has found different interests, and the program has stagnated. A shame considering all the hard work other people have put into the community and the program (you can see my contributions here). Hopefully all the great Anim8or users will be able to find a new program to put their effort into like Wings3D or Blender, which are much less likely to stop being supported.
So long Anim8or, and thanks for all the Fish.