A topic came up on the softimage mailing list questioning how easy it would be to create a look similar to the After Effects particle plugin "Plexus" in ICE. The answer, very easy. Here's a test captured from the softimage viewport and then colored and given glow in AE, an approximation of the basic plexus action and their spherical deformation. Building this from the ground up took about 4 hours. No real effort put into the animation, I emitted particles and changed the size and position of the spherical deformation field arbitrarily.