In this Softimage tutorial, we will learn how realistic volume effects such as smoke, clouds, and flames can be rendered using Softimage ICE tree networks. This tutorial will guide you through the entire start-to-finish process of building your ICE tree simulations and rendering the final results, with special emphasis on the concepts and workflows that you can incorporate into your own Softimage projects. We will learn how to create ICE trees and add dynamic forces such as wind and gravity to our simulations, we will learn how textures can be used to drive particle appearance and behavior, we will learn how to incorporate realistic light dispersion and absorption properties into our ICE volume particles, as well as many additional features, techniques, and workflows that will prove to be invaluable to all Softimage users who wish to use ICE tree simulations in their own projects. Software required: Softimage.
Kyle was one of the first authors for Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) and has been a part of the team for over 10 years. Kyle began his career in computer graphics education as a college instructor and worked as a Digital-Tutors rendering tutor and curriculum manager since 2002.