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SOFTIMAGE, a division of Avid Technology, have announced Softimage|XSI v2.0 software, the latest version of their nonlinear animation (NLA) system.
The Softimage|XSI v2.0 system, which is already receiving praise from beta sites worldwide for its fully integrated compositor, real-time shaders and integrated hair and fur simulators, as well as increased performance, expanded interoperability and improved stability, builds upon the product’s trademark features of non-destructive animation mixing, interactive rendering and an Internet enabled workflow. The Softimage|XSI v2.0 system is scheduled for release in October 2001.
Michael Stojda, Managing Director of Softimage, said: “Softimage|XSI v2.0 continues our precedented pace of product development and innovation with over 2,500 new features and enhancements inspired by our customers from around the world. The latest version of XSI will enable digital artists to innovate, create and collaborate in new ways providing our customers with a distince creative advantage and accelerated return on investment.”
Among the many features in Softimage|XSI v2.0 are: a fully integrated compositor; next-generation interactive rendering; hair and fur; 3-D text generation; synoptic view; real-time shaders; 3-D web authoring; software developers kit and support for linux. (CD)
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