AAA Studio has announced that development on its GPU powered renderer for 3ds Max, Maya and Cinema 4D has ceased. The software will remain available, without maintenance or support, for the ‘symbolic’ price of €29 a year. Users of past versions can upgrade their license for €39.
The developer posted a statement for users on the renderer’s official Facebook page:
we are sorry to inform you, that we had to end development of our FurryBall after almost ten years!
We will give FurryBall for free to all users, but without any Maintenace and Support.
Because we have to keep our servers working, we have set the symbolic price 29,- EUR per year.
Hope you will understand us and keep using FurryBall if it fits you.
Thanks for all those nice years with GPU rendering.
Your FurryBall team
FurryBall was among the first GPU-powered production renderers, originally developed with AAA’s own animated features in mind, it grew to service the needs of companies like Blizzard Entertainment, Valve and Microsoft. After several significant updates were implemented in 2015 the software was renamed FuryBall RT.
Annual payments will help to keep the servers running and AAA has stated it will no longer be providing maintenance or support for the software. A regular license is available to download from the FurryBall website for €29 a year, or €39 to upgrade from previous versions.