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ICE Tutorial: Animating with Bezier!

bezier_animation_tricksA nice ICE tutorial about non-simulated particles using the built in Bezier interpolation in Softimage 2011. Bradely Gabe presents us with a good tutorial on an alternative way to animate particles. This is particularly interesting for it provides added control since that particles are not simulated.

 

 

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HDR Tutorial: Setting up Image Based Lighting

hdr_imagesIBL-GUI is a standalone Python application, available for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux. Instead of building hardcoded lighting setups, it uses the setup information from sIBL-sets to fill in setup templates. These templates a code snippets, written in your 3d app's native language and tailored for a particular renderer. For example, you'll find templates for Vray Domelight in Max, mental ray in XSI, or Turtle in Maya. The templates are pulled from an online repository, so you're always up to date. It's very easy to create new templates, even for new applications.

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Momentum tutorials

momentum-tutorialIn this tutorial series, Momentum developer Helge Mathee introduces the basics of the Momentum Bullet-based physics engine inside Softimage.

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SlipstreamVX tutorial

slipstreamVX_tutorialThiago Costa, a collaborator of Exocortex, put together this introductory tutorial of the SlipstreamVX real-time smoke and fire simulator.

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emFlock tutorial

emFlockemFlock is a plugin for Softimage based on the ICE platform. In this tutorial, the author showcases the different aspects of this unique plugin.

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