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 Post subject: Softimage 2012 announced
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2011, 15:46 
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Autodesk Launches 2012 Digital Entertainment Creation Products:
Autodesk press release

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Autodesk Softimage 2012 software provides new procedural ICE modeling, integrated Syflex cloth simulation, stereoscopic capabilities and multiple core software development kit (SDK) additions


More specific info will obviously follow later... ;)

update: http://area.autodesk.com/softimage2012


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 Post subject: Re: the "real" GDC thread
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2011, 16:21 
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Did I miss something on the rendering side of things...or is that still not touched?

Some links below about 2012:
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/index?siteID=123112&id=13571400#channels
http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc/compare/index?siteID=123112&id=14600113 (Click Expand All)

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 Post subject: Re: the "real" GDC thread
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2011, 16:34 
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hmm what do you want on rendering side of things? its still fXXking mentalray

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 Post subject: Re: the "real" GDC thread
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2011, 16:39 
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At least a version update or something....iRay went to Max and it seems like Maya and Softimage didn't get much in the rendering department.

The main concern arises about the rendering side of things, because of the numerous complaints all over for well over a year now, and out of all of the forums I go to, rendering and a decent lighting system are the main things that I always see complaints about - and to not really touch that is a shame - regardless of the other features that are in 2012. I am on Subscription, so for Lagoa being in 2012 as one of the main selling points is moot.

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 Post subject: Re: Softimage 2012
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2011, 16:50 
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iray is useless. We need to wait for Arnold/vray.

full (?) feature list:
http://area.autodesk.com/blogs/marks/introducing_softimage_2012_with_ice_modeling

(Moderator edit: after more than 100 posts, the concept of using the URL tags might have sunk in already, one suspects: URL tags - HB) ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Softimage 2012
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2011, 16:54 
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I edited my post after seeing that link: It looks like Mental Ray 3.9 is in - I guess I jumped the gun, but since I didn't see it on the main Autodesk page - I made a miscalculated assumption...

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 Post subject: Re: Softimage 2012
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2011, 17:00 
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Sorry Hirazi, I got autourl extensions for chrome, I always see links not texts...

Well for archviz you need vray, sorry ;)
We bought vray rt as i thought we could benefit from fast previews. NOT. Those 'preview' renderers needs to support 100% of features of final renderer. And preview image needs to as close as possible to final image. iray and vray rt fail on both.

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 Post subject: Re: Softimage 2012
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2011, 17:02 
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No problem, I just felt like pointing it out! ;)

I would really like to know what Mark (in his blog) means with "Moving to Web-based help", as this probably means (but hopefully doesn't) that I'll have to look for other software, that enables me to use software and help files offline...

belated edit: I just received confirmation that the documentation still will at least be made available in a download...
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 Post subject: Re: Softimage 2012
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2011, 17:11 
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Flv playback on Mark's blog seem to be stuck. Direct links seem to work however:

Softimage_2012_ICE_Modeling_Basics.flv

Softimage_2012_ICE_Modeling_Copy_Merge.flv

Softimage_2012_ICE_Modeling_Strands.flv

Softimage_2012_Syflex_ICE.flv

Softimage_2012_ICE_Modeling_Track_Building.flv

Softimage_2012_ICE_Modeling_Fracturing.flv

Softimage_2012_ICE_Modeling_Primitives.flv

Softimage_2012_ICE_Subframe_Sampling.flv

Softimage_2012_Everyday_Workflow.flv

Softimage_2012_Pin_Relax_Regularize.flv

Softimage_2012_VDM.flv

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edit - seems to work now .. leaving links here though for collectors :D

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 Post subject: Re: Softimage 2012
PostPosted: 01 Mar 2011, 17:14 
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Updating the modeling tools has been a pretty common request in the last couple of years. So rather than Softimage building a few new ones, we built the architecture for others to do it in ICE instead. This means while we can build new modeling tools using ICE, so can the community without waiting for us.


Yes! I like this very much! I think it looks like a fantastic release so far, addressing a LOT of ongoing issues. Rendering has to be addressed by other parties, MR, Arnold etc. so we're really waiting for them.

I was hoping for Iray but...I'll happily take the modeling updates! With this, SI will soon be the best modeler around.


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