Today the next version of XSI product softimage|XSI 7.0. (ICE) is being launched world wide. I personally like the idea worldwide lunch as one can take part in it from ones’ workstation. To takepart in its lunch,Visit the url
After looking at its launch Video, one can imagine, the power it brings to the desktop 3D authoring environment. Now they talk about “from product to platform”,so there is a chance that one can program everything that is done visually in the XSI environment.I have not read much about it till now, will keep a note to update, if I come across the same.