XSI Foundation is looking so good, I gamble that this must be one of the best buys _ever_ around. Mentalray renderings with GI/Final Gathering are in my opinion one of the very best around.
Before XSI Foundation I was thinking maybe Lightwave if prices dropped... maybe Cinema 4D XL if prices dropped... etc, etc. But this Foundation version was a most welcome and "Non Linear" approach by Softimage.
Got serial sent via email just after the order was entered - so I guess that's why I'm still up at 2 A.M. :D
First rendering of imported Poser obj model (old ver) also done - just as a test (http://home.online.no/~ru-j-wi/softimage.cfm?FuseAction=Album&pAction=PicDet&pAPICID=77)
Now there'll just be the wait for the shipped box with tutorial DVD's to really dig into this app.
Quality has finally become affordable!