Posts Tagged ‘XSI’

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Houdini 16 Launch & VFX festival

For those of you in London, make sure you visit the VFX Festival where SideFX is going to launch the upcoming Houdini 16 in what looks like a very important point for all of us artists, and especially relevant for us Softimage users that are moving forward.


Visa : The Heart

An enigmatic and fascinating piece by one of the best directors out there right now, truly an amazing experience to work with such a visionary and the team at MJZ who managed once again to make look simple the complex production requirements.


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Farewell Softimage

For the past eleven years I have been lucky enough to be at the right time in the right place and with the help of very talented people we managed to produce some truly amazing work, I feel fortunate enough to have built my career in a time in which the craft was more valuable than ever, but even more important has been the role of certain tools that enabled us to produce that work.


Heineken : Crack the case

I had the opportunity to work on this new installation of Heineken for the renowned director Matthijs van Heijningen with none other than Daniel Craig, pretty crazy stuff.


Orangina : Animals

A huge challenge with 13 commercials done, fur, hair, cloths, body skin simulation, facial animation and what not, all done during a period of 6 months and a big team of 16 people for Orangina.


Softimage XSI v7.01 released

Seems Softimage have been very busy and v7.01 is now released with plenty of bug fixes that were quite important and I would suggest to upgrade as a matter of urgency, is much much more stable, the rendering is way faster and seems to me is the first post-autodesk release which should be something to celebrate. Kudos.


Autodesk completes Softimage acquisition

Well, seems like the deal is done, we are now part of the big Autodesk and will sure get a lot of good things and a lot of bad things while the whole deal settles. I must admit Autodesk, although strange at first, is a better player than Avid which never understood 3D too much and let’s face it, is way healthier.


XSI Common Object Model

Introduction Microsoft’s COM technology is a key component of the windows operating system and an excellent approach to share data where applications can communicate, not only passing data, but executing other’s applications tools from your own. XSI is built on top of this approach as a true com application and therefore from any com application you can call XSI and vice-versa.


About color

Introduction Explain what color is in the computer environment, and how it is handled by the computer is a very difficult task, but I will try to make a “easy-to-understand” resume, so you (probably) will enhance your 2D/3D projects in many ways, as long as I know, this knowledge will improve also the tools you use, so make a bookmark now.