particle flow control with turbulence
by Peter Agg
path through points
The Lorenz Attractor.Monkey style code retyping from C to Softimage ICE part 1
Understanding the “Doritos” (KineState Hack) Technique
Making Hurricane Andy
Vectors 101: Tubular Push with ICE
Vectors 101: Spherical Push with ICE
A Look Inside Gear – Parts 1 and 2
Screenshots from SOFTIMAGE Creative Environment v2.66 (captured on an SGI Indy running IRIX 5.3; it only has 8-bit graphics, hence the dithering in the shaded view).
Many thanks to Aaron Rodgers for contributing these screenshots.
Ever wonder what happens if you lose your connection to the license server?
Well, two hours after the connection is lost, you’ll get a warning:
When you click OK, you’ll be prompted to either save or discard your work.
And after you save your scene, Softimage will exit.
Word cloud for the Customer Guide to Autodesk Advanced Support.
On this subject, now that the AREA forums have been updated, I suspect Maya/3dsMax/Softimage customers are one step closer to forum support. From the Advanced Customer Guide:
Proactively Escalate Forum Posts to Autodesk
Autodesk Advanced Support provides you with all the benefits of Basic Support, including expedited community forum support: if the community does not respond to your posts within 24 hours, they are automatically escalated to Autodesk.
Use the Items property. You won’t get any errors, you just have to check whether or not the collection is empty.
oColl = win32com.client.Dispatch("XSI.Collection")
oColl.Unique = True
oColl.Items = "*.*.dontexist_*"
WildStar, Behind the Scenes
by Eric Chadwick on polycount
Flow along curve speed control
by Vincent Ullmann
Randomize image sequence per particle.
Fixing Scrambled UVs in Softimage
Tool for adding overrides
Protein through membrane
Changing start time of Modulate Value over Time
Gesture. Unparalleled Artistry. XSI v.3.5
The new tools and interface in
SOFTIMAGE|XSI are really exciting.
XSI allows for a thoroughfare between
imagination and creation that we’d
never seen or experienced before.
That mad us very ecited and made
us adopt XSI into our pipeline
as quickly as possible.
Get it here.
Check the README for what’s fixed.
Word cloud for the 37 bug fixes:
So, after three weeks of vacation in Venice, Florence, Tuscany, Rome, and Paris, I’m back. Here’s a few pics from my trip, all taken with my iPod Touch, which was a great little travel companion.
To determine whether or not a renderer property is local, you can check the LocalProperties of the pass:
si = Application
log = Application.LogMessage
for p in si.ActiveProject.ActiveScene.Passes:
if p.LocalProperties( 'Arnold Render Options' ):
log( p.FullName + " has a local Arnold Render Options property" )