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[22 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 4,987 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 | 12,012 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 | 35,239 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.

3D, Featured, Houdini »

[28 Aug 2011 | 12 Comments | 26,285 views]
Houdini Cheat Sheet

A cheat sheet for Houdini showing the most commonly used SOP operators, expressions, and variables.

Featured, ICE, XSI »

[19 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 7,161 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 | 9,912 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 | 8,691 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 | 7,778 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 | 5,102 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, Featured, Maths, Matrix »

[9 May 2010 | 5 Comments | 11,937 views]
Rotating Points With a 3×3 Matrix

How do 3×3 matrices rotate and scale points?

This is the second installment in a series of articles to help explain and develop intuition surrounding what is sometimes mistakenly perceived to be a difficult subject.