Avid today announced revolutionary new pricing for its SOFTIMAGE|XSI product line - ushering in 3-Democracy, the company's vision for making the most advanced 3D content creation software accessible to all levels of CG professionals. Now anyone can purchase the award-winning 3D software in three new affordable configurations, starting with the unprecedented price of $495 USMSRP for SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.4.0 Foundation. The new pricing structure is designed to shatter the barrier for entry into the Avid Computer Graphics production pipeline - also announced today - which ties together the industry's most comprehensive 3D animation, digital asset management, and nonlinear editing tools in an integrated CG production environment.
"We're truly democratizing the world of 3D content creation - in both functionality and affordability," said Joe Bentivegna, vice president of Video Development and Operations for Avid. "Any creative artist, student, freelancer, or facility owner who thought SOFTIMAGE|XSI wasn't within reach can now begin using the most comprehensive and feature-rich 3D animation tools on the market. More importantly, customers who choose XSI will have the distinct advantage of leveraging the integration between our industry-leading Alienbrain digital asset management solutions and nonlinear film and video editing tools. No other company can offer CG professionals this type of interoperable workflow and end-to-end production efficiency."
3-Democracy: SOFTIMAGE|XSI starting at $495
Breakthrough pricing for SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.4.0 software is now available in the following three scalable configurations:
For a limited time, all new purchases of SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.4.0 will also ship with the Softimage Production Series, a complete suite of professional training DVDs providing nearly 50 hours of materials.