Saturday, January 29, 2011

Anim8or is dead

Anim8or, a small, free 3D modelling and animation program, has been proclaimed dead by the members of the official forum over at 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: 

He has come up with four reasons why Anim8or is dead and won't be coming back.
  1. Steve (The sole developer of the program) hasn't logged in to the Anim8or forum for more than a month
  2. Steve hasn't answered any emails from the moderator
  3. It's been more than 2 years since even a small update to the program has been released, the last update being v0.97d
  4. 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.


  1. Anim8or lives and is used by thousands of people around the world, it helps people develop their ideas with Free and easy to use software. JayDez nobody likes a smart arse.

  2. Steve is working on a new version of Anim8or, so why did Jay Dez post this evil comment.
    Found this on the forum -- Steve finally emailed me --The good news is that Steve is still alive. He's got good plans for Anim8or,

    Also Anim8or course been released on the website recently, and steve had to close the forum to new people because of spammers, but you can email the admin to join.
    Jaydez remove this wicked blog SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Ano 2012..
    Anim8or is dead, Steve Glanville doesn't care about Anim8or anymore
    or is too afraid to put it up with Opensource