Mixamo, the creator of the online self serve animation service of the same name, as well as Mixamo Fuse character creation software, were just acquired by Adobe.
I just received the following email:
We are proud to announce that as of today, our company has been acquired by Adobe. Incorporating Mixamo technology into Adobe’s world class software platform means greater ease of use and accessibility for Mixamo’s current and future users.
Over the coming months, Adobe and Mixamo will work on integrating Mixamo products and services into Adobe Creative Cloud. For detailed answers to your questions read our handy FAQ. Or, visit the Mixamo blog for the full story.
How does this effect your Mixamo account?
- Mixamo’s products and services will continue to operate normally and you will continue to have full access to any services that were available to your account prior to the transition, with the exception of a la carte purchases.
- During the transition period, Mixamo will be unable to process payments including refunds, upgrades and a la carte purchases. We look forward to sharing our plans for the future in the coming months.
Current plan customers can continue to fully use the Mixamo service, including all its products, until their plan expires. All plans that expire before the end of the year will be automatically extended to December 31, 2015, at no cost.
All existing accounts will receive 10 free auto-rigs and 20 free animations in addition to any auto-rigs and animations currently remaining on the account.
There will be a lot of excitement (and questions) in the coming weeks and months, and we will do our best to keep you informed. Please post questions on our community forum or reach out to support.
Thank you for supporting Mixamo and helping us to become a premier provider of high quality characters, rigs and animations. Your artistry for storytelling has inspired us for over six years and all that passion will guide us through the new and even more ambitious challenges ahead.
We are looking forward to seeing what you will create with Mixamo and Adobe as we move forward into the next chapter!
Interesting move. The 20 free animations is nice. I am not sure how the 10 free auto-rigs collides with the free auto-rigging they just announced with the release of Mixamo 2.
To be honest, I always liked Mixamo’s business model and generally, I don’t like Adobe’s, so I doubt I am going to like the outcome of this transaction, but hopefully I will be proven wrong.