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[22 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 6,688 views]
Softimage user group is reborn!

After a couple of months of working on the website, I’m very excited to announce that www.softimagecreatives.com has gone live, officially announcing the resurrection of the London Softimage user group.

3D, Featured, ICE, XSI »

[27 Feb 2012 | 3 Comments | 13,242 views]
Getting Started In ICE

Here’s a video I put together for anyone who’s looking for a fast overview of ICE. The video demonstrates some basic techniques with particles, and mostly uses the menus to keep things simple.

Featured, JScript, XSI »

[5 Jan 2012 | 2 Comments | 44,473 views]
Building A Car Rig

This tutorial was written for the November 2008 of 3D World magazine (issue 109). It shows how to create a rig for a 4 wheeled vehicle that uses spring dynamics to simulate suspension movement.

Featured, ICE, XSI »

[19 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 8,010 views]
AT&T Spring

A question and answer session discussing the techniques used for the AT&T Spring commercial. This was a job I jointly led in our Mill New York office earlier this year.

Written for 132nd edition of Digital Media World Magazine.

3D, Download, Featured, ICE, XSI »

[17 Oct 2010 | 3 Comments | 10,982 views]
Replace ICE String

The Replace ICE String tool lets you effortlessly change attribute names in your ICE trees.

Featured, Python, XSI »

[13 Jul 2010 | 3 Comments | 9,919 views]
Solutions for Python in XSI (Part 2)

This is the second article of two that show solutions to common problems faced when using Python in XSI.

It discusses a useful way of importing your own Python modules into your plugins.

Featured, Python, XSI »

[8 Jul 2010 | 2 Comments | 8,905 views]
Solutions for Python in XSI (Part 1)

This article is the first of two that will show you solutions to a couple of common problems you’ll face when using Python in XSI.

Here we look at passing functions to PPGs to be used as PPG logic. Something simple in other scripting languages, but harder in Python.

3D, Featured, ICE, XSI »

[4 Jul 2010 | 3 Comments | 6,565 views]
Nested ICE compound hell

Exporting ICE compounds. What could be simpler?

Well, as it turns out, quite a lot. Especially if you forget to tick a certain checkbox…

3D, Download, Featured, XSI »

[22 Feb 2010 | 25 Comments | 24,780 views]
XSI Tab Menu

A tool free to download for XSI, that mimics the Tab menu from Houdini and Nuke.

A great way to speed up your workflow.

Featured, ICE, XSI »

[2 Oct 2009 | 13 Comments | 16,735 views]
Retiming ICE caches

A complete guide to retiming particles in ICE.

The techniques discussed in this article were used for Sky Sports’ “Super Sunday” television ident at The Mill, earlier this year.