XSI List – 2011 retrospective


In 2011, there were just under 12K posts on the XSI mailing list. Here’s the top posts, posters, and keywords for 2011.

Top 10 posts:
I listed the top 11 because “Friday Flashback” is an ongoing thread.

  1. Friday Flashback (329)
  2. Softimage at Autodesk – an observation (212)
  3. PyQt For Softimage (153)
  4. Softimage 2012 (126)
  5. “Power Extrude” (110)
  6. 2012 AP (66)
  7. GEAR 1.0.0 Released (65)
  8. Requirements for task development? (61)
  9. Mental Ray is it going anywhere? (59)
  10. Clouds – Simul software technology (55)
  11. Ice Tutorials (55)

Top 10 posters:

  1. Alan Fregtman (431)
  2. Steven Caron (428)
  3. Stephen Blair (382)
  4. Eric Thivierge (291)
  5. Matt Lind (258)
  6. Guillaume Laforge (245)
  7. Paul Griswold (217)
  8. Chris Marshall (180)
  9. Ciaran Moloney (179)
  10. Raffaele Fragapane (176)

Top 10 keywords in Subject lines
I removed words like “Softimage”, “Autodesk”, “using”, “getting”, and “SI” before generating this word cloud.

The 2010 list retrospective, for comparison…

If you prefer Top 25 lists, here you go…

Top 25 posts

  1. Friday Flashback (329)
  2. Softimage at Autodesk – an observation (212)
  3. PyQt For Softimage (153)
  4. Softimage 2012 (126)
  5. “Power Extrude” (110)
  6. 2012 AP (66)
  7. GEAR 1.0.0 Released (65)
  8. Requirements for task development? (61)
  9. Mental Ray is it going anywhere? (59)
  10. Clouds – Simul software technology (55)
  11. Ice Tutorials (55)
  12. london softimagers (54)
  13. ICE Modeling speed (or lack of?) : Scatter Geometry (54)
  14. OT Photoshop (50)
  15. A small ICE suggestion (48)
  16. Autodesk Tech Preview (45)
  17. Observations of a new user – Modeling in SI (44)
  18. Null effect weight bulge !!! (43)
  19. Silver Subscription for Softimage? (42)
  20. 2012.5, when? (41)
  21. Exocortex Species Beta (40)
  22. Maxwell and Renderers in general… (39)
  23. Preserve UV (38)
  24. Fluid shading research (35)
  25. Fluid shader Alpha (35)

Top 25 posters

  1. Alan Fregtman (431)
  2. Steven Caron (428)
  3. Stephen Blair (382)
  4. Eric Thivierge (291)
  5. Matt Lind (258)
  6. Guillaume Laforge (245)
  7. Paul Griswold (217)
  8. Chris Marshall (180)
  9. Ciaran Moloney (179)
  10. Raffaele Fragapane (176)
  11. Andy Moorer (175)
  12. Alok Gandhi (165)
  13. Schoenberger (161)
  14. Luc-Eric Rousseau (161)
  15. Stefan Kubicek (159)
  16. Szabolcs Matefy (159)
  17. Christopher Tedin (154)
  18. Eugen Sares (151)
  19. Bradley Gabe (144)
  20. Rob Wuijster (141)
  21. Adam Sale (125)
  22. adrian wyer (124)
  23. Stefan Andersson (122)
  24. Olivier Jeannel (119)
  25. Grahame Fuller (116)
  26. Jens Lindgren (116)

Top 25 keywords in the Subject line

2 thoughts on “XSI List – 2011 retrospective

  1. Well, now I feel like those nutters who complain all day long about softimage focusing solely on ICE have absolutely no reasons to do so.

    None. Nil. Zero. Zilch…

    [cheap sarcasm, my apologies 😉 ]

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