Friday Flashback #287


Computer Graphics World 2002 INNOVATION AWARDS
VOLUME: 25 ISSUE: 12 (DEC 2002)

With Softimage|XSI 3.0, digital content creators can generate and work interactively with large data sets, including complex crowds. The software’s new integrated crowd simulation tools enable users to build highly sophisticated, multi-object animations and behaviors for thousands of characters directly within XSI, allowing them to tweak the results at any point during the production process. The toolkit incorporates full-featured behavioral scripting, visual state-graph editing, and dynamic motion synthesis for automating the interactive behavior. XSI 3.0’s pricing varies according to configuration. New seats can be purchased starting at $3500. Existing XSI owners can upgrade starting at $1395.