Softimage3D, SoftimageXSI was developed by Softimage, Co., then a subsidiary of Avid Technology. On Oct. 23, 2008, Autodesk acquired from Avid the Softimage brand and 3D
animation assets for approximately $35 million, thereby ending Softimage Co. as a distinct entity. In February 2009, Softimage XSI was rebranded Autodesk Softimage. Two different versions of the software exist to cater to the differing needs and budgets of users: Softimage and Softimage Advanced. A further two versions of Softimage have been developed called Autodesk Face Robot and Autodesk Softimage Mod Tool. The latter version was developed for the game modding community.