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Esperient Creator – End Of Life.

Summary:

Today we are announcing the end of life of Esperient Creator. We will be continuing to support existing customers with any support questions but there will be no further releases or bug fixes to the product and the codebase has been retired.  For support or questions please email us at support@esperient.com.

Further details:

Esperient Creator has been our work horse product for the last 10 years, from its origins with Radishworks (Cosmos Creator), its teenage years at Right Hemisphere (Deep Creator) and then with Esperient (Esperient Creator).

Esperient Creator has been used in over 300 commercial simulation and training systems in addition to use by architects and educators worldwide. Those simulation systems now train teams on maintenance and operation of aircraft, ships, vehicles and medical systems to name only a few application areas. In education Creator has been used in over 50 universities and colleges for subjects as diverse as Architecture and Zoology.

Creator has enabled us to meet many great people. Many training, simulation and visualization teams got their start in the industry with Creator and we know from your emails and calls that Creator holds a special place in many people’s memories. We are incredibly proud of everything the Creator community has developed with the product line over the years.

However as with any company we also need to consider which technologies we invest in, which are in emergence, which technologies are coming to the end of their natural growth cycles and what problems we as a business can best help solve.

Creator’s technology architecture is closely wedded to Microsoft 32 bit and DirectX environment. We had to make a hard choice between continuing to pay the license fees for the old technology underpinning Creator and deciding where we as a company would be investing our time and focus going forward.

There is a great Wayne Gretzky  quote – “skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been”.   As a company we find ourselves following that mantra –  over the coming months we will start showing glimpses of exactly where that leads us.

Our thanks go to all our customers who have used Creator for all your feedback comments and support.
Special thanks go to  everyone (Mike, Fred, Sue, Robin, Adam, MikeR, AlexV,Vlad, Kent, BenM, BenV, Christian , Phillip, Alexandre, Aruna, Anand, Dr.Kim, Sean, Alexandre, MikeM and related teams at RH and Esperient-PTAV) who have been involved in Creator’s development over the years.
If you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact me at p.trotter@esperient.com

Discussion

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  1. Hope the company would have had enough support to take it forward with their wonderful creations and innovations.
    Any way all the best for the Team!!!

    Posted by Babu | March 13, 2012, 10:58 am
  2. i have used esperient creator for years, now its gone, i have created some video tutorials people can watch them on youtube, many more to come, i still belive that its not the end of the esperient creator…

    Posted by ricardo alves | March 31, 2012, 10:36 pm
  3. Thanks Ricardo! One of the best things of working on Creator over the years has been the folks that we have got to know through the forum, product training’s and events like IITSEC and Siggraph. The lessons we learned from Creator will be going into our next generation of development – so keep tracking the blog for more info. All the best – Phillip

    Posted by admin | April 20, 2012, 2:28 am