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Introduction to Softimage 2014

by Justin Marshall, Delano Athias and Kyle Green

This in-depth Softimage 2014 tutorial is designed to help you get a solid understanding of the core features found in Softimage and help ease your transition into this very powerful program. Software required: Softimage 2014.

What you'll learn

This in-depth Softimage 2014 tutorial is designed to help you get a solid understanding of the core features found in Softimage and help ease your transition into this very powerful program. While viewing these lessons, you will have the opportunity to learn from several of the professional Softimage tutors who are part of Digital-Tutors and experts in their subject area. In the first portion of this tutorial, we will get you familiar with some of the vocabulary and foundational skills that are necessary to begin moving around and working in Softimage. From there, we will explore some of the modeling features found in Softimage and begin building the vehicle that will serve as our central project for the remainder of this tutorial. From there, we take you through the entire process of adding textures and materials to the vehicle, adding animated movement and animation controls, using the Interactive Creative Environment (ICE) to add particle and smoke dynamics, and finally, we learn how to add lights, shadows, and output our final animated sequence. Software required: Softimage 2014.

Table of contents

Introduction and Project Overview
2mins

About the authors

Justin thrives as a lead modeling author at Pluralsight. Growing up, Justin found a deep interest for the computer graphics industry after watching movies like Jurassic Park, Toy Story, and The Abyss. His ambition would lead him to work at Sony Imageworks in Los Angeles on movies like Monster House and Surf's Up. Justin has also had numerous articles, tutorials, and images published in 3D World and 3D Artist. As an author, Justin enjoys collaborating with fellow authors, especially on project... more

Delano works avidly as an animation author at Pluralsight. Starting his career at animation studios like Shilo, Delano has developed a strong passion for his talents. His animation and rigging background help him teach and create some of the most-watched training on Pluralsight. A few of his favorite projects that he has contributed to include: Character Interaction in Maya and in Softimage, Rigging the Human Face in Maya, Rigging Sea Creatures in Maya, and Rigging and Animating Transforming... more

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. Kyle has contributed to many of the most popular projects and helped the Digital-Tutors team win awards throughout the company's history. Kyle has had the honor of having his art exhibited at the New York ... more

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