seems like a strange fit for autodesk
Not really. All 3D professionals use Photoshop and other Adobe software.
What does the acquisition have to do with Adobe though?
At first thought I can see that, but imagine 1 years worth of time with a team that is used to making a marketplace for shared creative. Imagine this team focused on creating a marketplace for shared cad drawings. Game changer :)
I've been lucky enough to watch this company's journey over the course of the last decade (first as COLOURlovers, then Creative Market). It will be interesting to watch the journey continue and see what Autodesk can do with this platform.
Hopefully it takes a different path than what happened to Softimage.
I hate to be "That guy" but I had already posted this earlier