A computer graphics software development company. Founded in 1984, merged with Microsoft in 1994, bought by Avid in 1998. Sold from Famous for its DS, 3D, XSI, and behavior products. Flagship product is XSI (the name comes from the period when Softimage was sold to Microsoft, adopting a DirectX API, hence the X; the SI is self-explanatory), arguably the most advanced CG package on the market. Marketed aggressively, albeit to the detriment of Softimage's prestige. Its other (important) app is behavior, which is a massive crowd simulator.
Softimage revamped their image lately. Before, they used to be unbelievably prestigious, now they're rather common.
If CG software were car brands:
Blender - Scion
Cinema 4D - Audi
3ds Max - Ford
Maya - BMW
XSI - Maybach
St. Louis rapper. Produced gems such as Country Grammar, Nellyville, Sweat and Suit. Just like any other artist, he has pop songs, he has thoughtful songs, and he has tough songs. I was at first disappointed at Sweat/Suit, but I found good stuff in "N Dey Say" (which samples Spandau Ballet's "True", nothing less) and "My Place" (using some old Teddy Pendergrass song). No, he's not gay, I don't know where all you iconoclasts got that. He may not be God on earth, he may have a beef with KRS-ONE (whom I respect and who should pick his battles more carefully), he may not be the most original, best, what have you, but he's not an outright fraud like the recent influx of pointless Southern rap garbagemen. He went from a strict thug to a sophisticated (not in function, but in form) rhymesayer. Him wearing a bandaid is what every idiot criticizes him for, unaware that their favorite pop bands can equally be criticized for their own superficial details. Only Nelly's bandaid isn't exactly superfluous, you clueless morons. In conclusion, he's severely underrated by elitists and people entirely irrelevant in their criticism of him, severely overrated by tasteless mainstream consumers, and taken for his true worth by people with a mind not clogged with useless garbage.
Idiot: Nelly's a gay fag, if you listen to him, you're not a gangster like me, cause I listen to Fitty.
Me: Fitty kissed The Game and is completely hated by everyone outside his quintet of sentient life forms of the same single-digit intelligence quotient.