Since Autodesk decided to discontinue Softimage without offering a suitable replacement (no, MCG does not change this because a new jacuzzi doesn’t turn a patched-up shack into a villa), I am in the process of transitioning to Houdini.
In this video I recreate an effect I had previously explained how to do in ICE:
I show two ways of achieving the effect, one with a ForEach node and the other with a VOP node. The video may be particularly interesting to Softimage users because it shows how to get the exact same result as in my previous video, but using Houdini. I think there is no doubt that the Houdini way is more elegant, requiring less fiddling with contexts and low level nodes.