Friday Flashback #51


A look back at the last six years of the XSI mailing list, from 2006 to 2011.

  • 12,354 different topics
  • 81,458 posts in total
  • 9,784 topics with at least one reply or follow-up
  • 1,241 different posters

Top 10 posters (2006 to 2011):

The top 50 posters accounted for 54% of all posts on the XSI mailing list. Scroll down to see the list of the top 50.

Word cloud for Subject lines of all posts (2006 to 2011):


To put the relative size of the words in context, here’s some word counts:

  • ICE = 7685
  • python = 1686
  • rendering = 1339, render = 2461
  • scripting = 1427, script = 1112
  • maya = 1265
  • lagoa = 597

Top 10 topics

2006-2011 Top 10 topics

  • Friday Flashback (330)
  • test (271)
  • I heard a rumor: Autodesk to buy Soft??? (238)
  • Softimage at Autodesk – an observation (212)
  • Soft 2011 (198)
  • Autodesk Softimage 2010… (171)
  • PyQt For Softimage (153)
  • Replacing the shadertree? Possible? (151)
  • XSI v7 Announced (147)
  • GEAR 1.0.0 Released (139)
  • Softimage 2012 (126)
  • Thanks Autodesk. (125)

2006 Top 10 topics

  • Replacing the shadertree? Possible? (151)
  • XSI 6 announced (88)
  • XSI 5.1 (87)
  • Feet and inches in XSI (83)
  • Face Robot Designer at 94.995$ US? (82)
  • test (72)
  • flip from windows context menu tool (71)
  • XSI Hiring (66)
  • XSIMAN (64)
  • [OT] dynamite v1.1 (55)

2007 Top 10 topics

  • xsi 6 stability issues (92)
  • Siggraph User Group Summary (90)
  • Industry needs more xsi artists! (89)
  • Vista and XSI? (68)
  • Weird Realflow problem in XSI 6 (68)
  • render manager (55)
  • FG Map Sequences (53)
  • Vista and xsi (51)
  • CAfe dropping XSI? (51)
  • monitors? (50)

2008 Top 10 topics

  • I heard a rumor: Autodesk to buy Soft??? (238)
  • XSI v7 Announced (147)
  • AD completes aquisition (105)
  • ICE: Artist demo (94)
  • that Friday ICE feeling (85)
  • AD completes acquisition (70)
  • Softimage Community (70)
  • Sharing ICE Compounds (68)
  • On the flip side of things (66)
  • Coming back from Maya (62)

2009 Top 10 topics

  • Autodesk Softimage 2010… (171)
  • what auto desk has done for soft image (107)
  • I want better looking particles! (79)
  • trying out the Arnold renderer (66)
  • exocortex final word (63)
  • Tornado (59)
  • where are ICE compound exchange? (57)
  • Arnold pic of the day? (57)
  • Softimage 2010: Space Journey (56)
  • ICE result never the same (54)

2010 Top 10 topics

  • Soft 2011 (198)
  • Thanks Autodesk. (125)
  • XSI – ICE UI brainstorming (106)
  • ICE Bullet physics… (84)
  • more lack of exposure (was Thanks Autodesk) (79)
  • Softimage Studios (78)
  • A Softimage message (76)
  • GEAR 1.0.0 Released (74)
  • Lagoa Multiphysics 1.0 (73)
  • Viewcube tip (68)

2011 Top 10 topics

  • Friday Flashback (330)
  • Softimage at Autodesk – an observation (212)
  • PyQt For Softimage (153)
  • Softimage 2012 (126)
  • “Power Extrude” (110)
  • 2012 AP (66)
  • GEAR 1.0.0 Released (65)
  • Requirements for task development? (61)
  • Mental Ray is it going anywhere? (59)
  • Clouds – Simul software technology (55)

Top 50 posters (2006-2011)

The top 50 posters accounted for 54% of all posts on the XSI mailing list.

Name 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 Grand Total
1 Kim Aldis 1241 876 705 70 82 30 3004
2 Steven Caron 276 383 500 388 278 428 2253
3 Alan Fregtman 44 451 553 463 431 1942
4 Raffaele Fragapane 242 132 555 271 257 176 1633
5 Tim Leydecker 585 401 389 26 83 100 1584
6 Chris Marshall 289 267 311 293 149 180 1489
7 Matt Lind 66 56 344 461 218 258 1403
8 Stephen Blair 125 118 197 176 338 382 1336
9 guillaume laforge 495 171 167 126 99 245 1303
10 Kris Rivel 311 458 218 164 55 33 1239
11 Bradley Gabe 114 289 257 249 167 144 1220
12 Alan Jones 353 329 312 117 49 10 1170
13 Stefan Andersson 255 132 232 233 186 122 1160
14 Morten Bartholdy 221 219 184 233 182 106 1145
15 Bernard Lebel 546 429 123 1098
16 Luc-Eric Rousseau 242 156 124 273 128 161 1084
17 Gene Crucean 208 137 212 187 113 109 966
18 Marc-Andre Carbonneau 219 219 144 92 68 87 829
19 Rob Wuijster 151 101 106 190 106 141 795
20 peter boeykens 75 208 193 118 96 105 795
21 Schoenberger 111 96 88 217 101 161 774
22 Thomas Helzle 185 32 181 162 88 100 748
23 Frank Lenhard 180 208 231 88 36 743
24 Halfdan Ingvarsson 205 232 194 79 710
25 Dan Yargici 85 88 175 107 150 63 668
26 André Adam 141 207 82 73 90 61 654
27 Ahmidou Lyazidi 16 150 136 118 138 87 645
28 Eric Thivierge 41 93 216 291 641
29 Adam Sale 75 91 106 115 123 125 635
30 Sam Cuttriss 80 122 165 108 77 75 627
31 Thiago Costa 30 352 125 67 27 601
32 Francois Lord 137 170 91 95 52 47 592
33 Grahame Fuller 31 26 98 170 143 116 584
34 Ciaran Moloney 50 181 149 179 559
35 Graham D Clark 50 86 183 122 92 11 544
36 Robert Chapman 34 129 137 128 99 527
37 Sandy Sutherland 21 125 38 60 180 92 516
38 Joe Williamsen 283 224 507
39 Adam Seeley 96 99 71 51 119 67 503
40 Byron Nash 102 73 106 82 74 49 486
41 adrian wyer 21 86 123 126 124 480
42 Andi Farhall 60 73 90 134 83 35 475
43 Eric Lampi 130 120 123 45 40 14 472
44 Joe Laffey 200 160 59 14 9 7 449
45 Mathieu Leclaire 138 49 96 23 69 68 443
46 Robert Moodie 200 111 36 31 35 21 434
47 Wayne Williams 135 203 56 26 420
48 Andy Jones 157 109 35 38 58 18 415
49 Andy Moorer 1 116 108 175 400
50 Ponthieux, Joey 46 162 127 45 18 398

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