Soup Development plug in is node based plug in resource for Autodesk Maya. Soup contains a set of plug ins that extends procedural, dynamic and other capabilities of Maya. Soup is actually developed by Peter Shipkov. Due its complexity and lack of good tutorials Soup remains silent in the CG world. Only technically knowledge people could get the result with this plug in. But now things are changing. More people are using Soup and slowly there are some tutorials are publishing. FermiCG will provide some tutorials on Soup soon.
Soup is a free tool so anyone can use it on their commercial and non-commercial projects. If you are a dynamics or motion graphics artist practicing Soup plug in can deliver some fabulous effects very easily. It is something similar to ICE node in Soft Image.