"The BIG Picture"? I thought that the person that came up with that term was recently let go? The SoftImage of the early 90's is dead and anyone that was connected with that success is long gone - burnt by Avid. You're right, SoftImage didn't go to the scrapheap, only the people that created it and knew about the product did! If they thought outside the box, then they would have been successful selling into new markets - that hasn't happenned either. You should be an insider based on your viewpoints! Go Woowieman!!!