Friday Flashback #67

Pull-quote from a 2002 datasheet for Softimage|3D 4.0:

“Nothing was comparable to SOFTIMAGE|3D, so we stuck with it again—and I’m glad we did. Softimage offers everything we need, and the animators here know the tools so well that we can play with different combinations, so it’s rare to get into a jam.

In fact, we’ve gotten crazy clever with it!”
Dan Taylor
Animation Director, ILM on Jurassic Park III

Here’s the actual datasheet. It’s kinda text-heavy, but as I remember it, the image quality of screenshots in PDFs was not so great back then.

The datasheet has one mention of XSI: SOFTIMAGE|3D also offers an easy upgrade path to the next-generation SOFTIMAGE|XSI™ nonlinear animation (NLA) system.