A couple of years ago I took the opportunity and invested in a Softimage XSI license, when it was still somewhat affordable for me as a hobbyist. I did not have much time to do any 3D work since then and now want to start over again. Having now a valid XSI 7 license (with MR 3.6) and some trainings is it worth investing the time to work with an outdated software? I still like it and have so far not felt too comfortable with Blender (which may change when working with it more often), which is the only alternative I can see at the moment. Or is XSI still ahead in some areas? I will just work on some personal projects for fun and I at least got XSI running on Windows 8.1 64 bit on recent hardware. So this should be ok for some time. I also got the 3delight render plugin working. All other render plugins require a far newer Softimage version. But for me, MR 3.6 would be sufficient of course.
Any feedback would be appreciated.