REQUEST FOR DISCUSSION
Newsgroup : comp.graphics.apps.softimage
Description: Softimage applications and products.
Status : unmoderated
This is the second and most probably last Request For Discussion for the
Softimage newsgroup. To date I've only received a few responses, with
no comment on the specifics of the newsgroup proposal. If you have any
comments or problems with the following, this could be your last chance
to let your opinion be heard. Barring any conflicts, I plan to issue
the Call For Votes in a couple of weeks.
comp.graphics.apps.softimage is a forum for the discussion of SOFTIMAGE
applications -- these include, but are not limited to, Eddie, Creative
Environment, Toonz, and so on.
Discussion may include technical questions, tips, problems, product
queries and ordering information, and announcement of new products.
Questions concerning particular computing systems should be directed to
the appropriate comp.sys.* newsgroups. The posting of binaries is
discouraged; ftp sites are much preferred.
With the Wavefront and Alias newsgroups in existence for some time, the
lack of a newsgroup for SOFTIMAGE applications is a curious hole in the
trio of high-end modeling/animation/rendering suites. Given the highly
complex nature of these beasts, learning how to effectively use (or in
some cases find!) the features of this package would be greatly aided
with a forum for animators to get together and discuss tips and
For those unfamiliar with the process of newsgroup proposal, this is the
first RFD (Request For Discussion) for this newsgroup. After the
proponents of this group achieve consensus on the name, location and
charter of this group, and when 21 days have passed from the date of
the first RFD, it may go on to CFV (Call For Votes), which will last
for another three weeks or so. The newsgroup will be created if there
are at least 100 more YES votes than NO votes and 2/3 of the votes are
At this stage in the process we're looking for flaws in the proposal
and are trying to get concensus about what the final ballot will be.
If you have any reservations at all, or any chages to suggest, now is
the time to voice your opinion.
Follow-ups to this article should go to news.groups, and email should