Friday Flashback #154


What was happening on the XSI list 13 years ago?

In the past few weeks, I’ve compiled annual summaries for five different lists, so here’s one more, this time for Jan 2001 on the XSI mailing list.

I pulled a listing of the Jan 2001 posts out of the wayback machine, and stuffed them into a word cloud. There were a lot of names I recognized; many of them still posting on the list. Do you see yours? 🙂
xsi-list-jan-2013

There were almost a thousand posts. Here’s the top topics of discussion:

  • Hmmm – Back at work NO LICENSES!!!!! 44
  • import export? 19
  • lic problems 16
  • Is it just me…? 16
  • Walk cycle in the animation mixer 14
  • Scripting book 14
  • refresh problem …. 13
  • Home Studio 12
  • XSI 1.5 available for download 11
  • FW: making walls? 10
  • bump map problem 9
  • Camera preset .. 9
  • symmetry – modelling 9
  • No Subject 8
  • colored shadows? how? 8
  • Doing character stuff… 8
  • Disappearing Particles. 7
  • Chortle 7
  • import export? 7
  • WISHLIST for 2.0 7
  • key 7
  • Pentium4 6
  • colored shadows!!! Works great! 6
  • Bump Map 6
  • BONNE ANNEES 6
  • XSI SDK again!! 6
  • shapes and adding deformers AFTER en 6
  • SOFTIMAGE should buy Rhino: NURBs Bo 6
  • desperately seeking FUR 6
  • shrinking at joint 6
  • TRIMS and others 6
  • LAST ONE::: Hmmm – Back at work NO LICENSES!!!! 6

XSI 1.5 inspired a lot of discussion, there were many small threads about that update:

  • XSI 1.5 available for download
  • Measuring length of a curve in 1.5?
  • installing 1.5
  • [1.5 does it really exist?] Dahhhhh
  • 1.5 Anyone? YES ITS COMMING :-))
  • 1.5
  • 1.5 CRASHES
  • 1.5 Anyone?
  • XSI 1.5 available for download
  • XSI 1.5 is here at last!!
  • 1.5 CRASHES
  • 1.5 Anyone?
  • Fix in 1.5?
  • installing 1.5
  • Status : 1.5 ???
  • [Fix in 1.5?]
  • #28 on page 146 of 1.5 Tutorial Book! –
  • 1.5 Anyone? YES ITS COMMING :-))
  • #28 on page 146 of 1.5 Tutorial Book!
  • Status : 1.5 ???
  • Fix in 1.5?
  • 1.5 does it really exist?

Top posters

  • Kim Aldis (124)
  • André Adam (42)
  • Stefan Andersson (37)
  • Meg Ward (30)
  • Arvid Björn (28)
  • Pierre Duranleau (21)
  • Chet Kenisell (19)
  • Thomas Groppi (17)
  • Thierry Baret (15)
  • Chris Marshall (15)

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