If anyone should have doubts: the trend towards concentration. Autodesk today announced that 182 million U.S. dollars to take on Alias. This message is in the 3D world like a bomb, because Alias is mainly known for its excellent 3D animation program Maya. And Autodesk is - since they bought Discreet a few years - among other things, responsible for the competing product 3dStudio max. The third major acquisition this year (we recall: Adobe acquires Macromedia Avid and Pinnacle), which, as always, must be stamped, should approximately 4-6 months to be settled.