End of Life (EOL) Announcement for SplutterFish Brazil and Rio for Autodesk® 3ds Max® products.

SplutterFish, part of the Imagination Technologies group, will End of Life (EOL) all of its Brazil and Rio software plugins for 3ds Max as of May 14, 2012. Effective immediately, no further product development will be done on these products and no purchases will be accepted. There has been no development for Autodesk 3ds Max 2013.

Note: This EOL announcement does not apply to Brazil for Rhino. Customers using Brazil for Rhino may continue to purchase and receive support for Brazil for Rhino directly from Robert McNeel and Associates at http://brazil.mcneel.com/

Support after EOL
• The SplutterFish Forums will be retired on July 31, 2012. We will archive and post a “read only” version of pertinent, supported related forum messages to assist customers that wish to continue using Brazil or Rio for 3ds Max unsupported. These will be located on the Caustic Professional web site http://www.caustic.com.
• Licensing matters, such as requests to transfer a Brazil license from one computer to another will be supported until December 31, 2012. If you are a commercial licensee of Brazil™ and need assistance with installation or licensing, you may email splutterfish@imgtec.com with a description of the problem.

Retirement of SplutterFish.com
On August 1, 2012 http://splutterfish.com will be redirected to a page on www.caustic.com. With the exception of support related forum messages, all other pages (e.g., Gallery) will be retired, and all SplutterFish forum user logins and passwords will be deleted.

Migration Options
The functionality that exists in Brazil and Rio for 3ds Max is not available in any current products from Imagination Technologies. Other final frame renderers compatible with the latest releases of Autodesk 3ds Max