Procedural ICE Modeling in Softimage

In this Softimage tutorial, we will take a look at building an advanced ICE modeling compound to control the copying of an element with two control curves. Software required: Softimage 2012 SP1.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Aug 2, 2011
Duration
2h 7m
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Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Aug 2, 2011
Duration
2h 7m
Description

In this Softimage tutorial, we will take a look at building an advanced ICE modeling compound to control the copying of an element with two control curves. We'll begin the tutorial by creating ICE extrusions with curves and strands to create our base stair element. We'll then create copies of our element inside an empty mesh. Then we'll create a control curve, find the transformations at various locations along the curve, and transform our copies to be on the curve. Next, we'll create a second curve to control other aspects of our copies and package everything into a compound. Then we'll learn how to create controls to easily modify our copies without having to understand our ICE tree. Software required: Softimage 2012 SP1.

About the author
About the author

Chris is a VFX author at Pluralsight. Along with creating and recording training, he also manages the support team and works closely with the production development team. He began his career working freelance and quickly realized that he wanted to find a company where he could use his talents to help people succeed in the CG industry.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
[Autogenerated] pillow. I'm Chris with digital tutors, and Autodesk authorized publisher in this series of lessons will learn howto build an advanced ice modeling compound to control the copying of an element with two control curves. But going to this project and tackling the many ice modeling challenges, we'll have a greater understanding of lies copying mathematics and how to create robust compounds who begin this project by creating ice extrusion tze with curves and strands to create our base stare element will then create copies of our element inside an empty Mitch. Then we'll create a control curve, find the transformations at various locations along the curve and transform our copies to be on that curve. Well, then create a second curve to control other aspects of our copies and package everything into a compound well, then learn how to create many controls too easily modify our copies without having to dig into our ice tree. This series of lessons will illustrate an example how we can create an ice compound that does complex modeling operations and how to control those operations easily. This will allow us to create ice modeling compounds that can create flexible and amazing models quickly and easily. So with that, let's go ahead and get started