Guys, im sick of Autodesk dictating really bad decisions on us, it affects our livelihoods, our favourite softwares and also our sanity.
was really inspired by the 3dmax users managing to make Autodesk do a u-turn just by the power of its 'social voice' on one of its more nefarious policies concerning suites and segregation of users for maximum profit. well they got a concession of items not a change of policy but the grievances of many users were certainly heard !
right now im looking to overturn one of AD's very first decisions concerning Softimage. give back softimage.net - a centralised resource for all ICE compounds, Render trees, examples tutorials, scripts, videos etc. maybe Im crazy to think we might get it back, but I did have a bit of a rant and have threatened to do our own if they don't, so please, if you have to visit just one more time to the dreadful 'Area' add your support to the poll and let them know how you feel, then, with any luck and considerable pressure from the users, they may take some action. http://area.autodesk.com/forum/autodesk-softimage/ice---interactive-creative-environment/bring-back-softimagenet/
ideally we want exactly the same functionality that existed , but lets see how the poll turns out. I dont believe that Im the only one that shares the viewpoint and others have mentioned that because there is no central place for all shared softimage stuff - (bless rray.de , its the closest) its killing XSI slowly and as Autodesk clearly don't give a hoot - or its intention - its up to the community to replace it. no offence to all the blogs and excellant Softimage users out there that already have started thier own little islands - myself included - and even this forum! there is still room for us talking crap here, but Softimage REALLY needs one central place for shared stuff like materials and ICE compounds. when was the last time anyone made a rendertree material compound and shared it?
it was when we had Softimage.net