Apparently Autodesk was thinking of getting rid of Showcase, Sketchbook Designer, Mudbox, and Alias Design from the Product Design Suite 2015.
This caused a lot of discussions on the forums and eventually forced Autodesk to put it back in the Design Suite. My guess is that it wasn’t ready on time or they were dropping it because at this moment Showcase 2015 is not available. You can’t even get it separately.
This is the link to the article where it states:
Due to the feedback we received from customers in the last couple of weeks we are pleased to announce that our Autodesk Product Design Suite 2015 customers will be able to use Autodesk Showcase 2015 and Autodesk Alias Design 2015 at no extra charge.
· We will deliver both products to all Product Design Suite 2015 customers (including non-subscribers)
· Showcase 2015 will be made available for both Product Design Suites Premium and Ultimate 2015 editions by end of April
· Alias Design 2015 will be made available for Product Design Suite Ultimate only by end of April
If you would like to download your software now, please visit our Virtual Agent for a link.
As more details become available we will be sure to add updates so stay tuned!
I wonder what were they thinking, I was going to start learning 3dmax at some point but Showcase made it so much easier. I have done some nice work with it and I am glad they have reconsidered.