from the autodesk lightscape forum:
Last week Autodesk announced that Lightscape will be discontinued as of January 31, 2003 and will no longer be available for sale after this date. Autodesk will continue to support the product until July 31, 2003 and the Lightscape support website will remain active at least through this date. Jeff Mottle, Lightscape user extraordinaire and the tireless unofficial moderator of this forum, has generously offered to take over the hosting of this forum on his website CGarchitect.com. We’ll provide more details about this migration shortly but it should occur shortly after January 31.
We’d like to take this opportunity to personally thank all you dedicated users who have supported Lightscape over the years. Believe it or not, it’s been 11 years now since we put out that first SGI release – (10 bonus points if anyone on this forum recalls the color of the box). While it certainly will be sad for us to see the Lightscape name retired, we are encouraged by the fact that the ideas and technology that we started in Lightscape continue to be developed and supported by Autodesk/Discreet in their flagship visualization products – 3ds max and Autodesk VIZ. Through these popular products, our team will continue to advance the state of the art in design visualization.
Again, thanks for your continued support.
Autodesk VIZ Product Manager
Autodesk VIZ Development Manager
Senior Architect Advanced Imaging