Softimage has finally given a name to its next generation 3D animation package long known as Sumatra. The company has christened the software Softimage XSI. "After many months of discussions, Sumatra now has a new name: Softimage XSI," said Softimage VP of Product Marketing Patrick Dumas, ".xsi started as an interactive media file format intended to streamline the games development process. Hence, the famous software formerly known as Sumatra will be the first component of this new way of streamlining the creative process." The XSI initials will become the core of Softimage's new branding strategy.