I recently ordered Softimage XSI 4.0 Advanced, the student license. It arrived today.
I am very annoyed with their copy-protection system, as it is making installation a huge hassle. It would make sense that the copy-protection system would make illegal copying and installation a pain in the ass, but it really bothers me that it also makes it a pain in the ass to do legal installations.
Oh well. At least I only have to do it once (which, in actuality, has already involved three attempts). And yes, I read the documentation. There were still problems that arose that were not dealt with in the documentation. I worked them out, but sheesh…
Anyway, this annoys me to no end.
And if anyone is curious as to why I got XSI instead of sticking to Blender, it’s because it’s the software that the school I’m going to uses, so this way I can work on stuff at home, too. Also, XSI does have more capabilities than Blender. I will never leave Blender, but now I have another tool to use depending on the requirements of a given project.