Note: Autodesk store prices are always for Standalone licenses. Network licenses are usually about $750 USD more. Also, when comparing Subscription, make sure you are comparing the same levels of Subscription.
Softimage versus Maya. Softimage is cheaper, but if you go for Subscription, it always includes Advanced Support (which costs extra). The store offers only the slightly cheaper Basic Support for Maya Subscription (but you can buy Advanced Support for Maya).
Suite pricing. For the Ultimate Suite, you have to take Advanced Support.
Current Softimage upgrade promotion:
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.
- Friday Flashback (329)
- 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)
- Ice Tutorials (55)
Top 10 posters:
- Alan Fregtman (431)
- Steven Caron (428)
- Stephen Blair (382)
- Eric Thivierge (291)
- Matt Lind (258)
- Guillaume Laforge (245)
- Paul Griswold (217)
- Chris Marshall (180)
- Ciaran Moloney (179)
- 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…
I too use cubes a lot, but then again I’m usually testing something, not making art 😉
…I was chilling out at the Mott bar in the Palermo Hollywod nabe of Buenos Aires (more BA pics here).