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philpense
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Softimage Viewer

Post by philpense » 16 Sep 2011, 22:43

Autodesk has a viewer for showcase projects. I write to inquire if there is a viewer for Softinage 2012 projects. As a beginner I do not have anything to view yet. Possibly, the showcase viewer can work wilth softimage projects. Guidance sought/

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Hirazi Blue
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Re: Softimage Viewer

Post by Hirazi Blue » 17 Sep 2011, 12:29

Judging from the documentation of the Showcase 2012 software itself, if I were to hazard a guess, I'd say that the Showcase Viewer doesn't work with Softimage files.
What precisely are you looking for? An object viewer?
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Re: Softimage Viewer

Post by Maximus » 17 Sep 2011, 13:25

you can export your scene or object or whatever you want into a fbx file and view with this free tool

http://fbx.clockstone.com/fbx-viewer-features.html#

it imports also other format, like obj, to be honest i've tested it with fbx and its pretty awesome, i didnt have success with objs tho, sometimes it loses the shading and they are invisible, i guess its a bug due to the early stage of the software.

Autodesk also has a great Autodesk FBX converter with a Viewer integrated. Its free too.

fbx converter 32bit link: http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/f ... er_win.exe

fbx converter 64bit link: http://images.autodesk.com/adsk/files/f ... in_x64.exe

here is the plugin page http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/pc ... eID=123112

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Re: Softimage Viewer

Post by philpense » 17 Sep 2011, 20:26

Much thanks for the timely reply. Perhaps I can ask you about basic modeling. Autodesk has emailed me to say that, although there are SoftImage youtube tutorials, the area of modeling, especially for novices is not well covered. I am seeking guidance on tools and controls and controls in an effort to create a typical metropolitan subway. Hoping I can get a step guide to

- Creating the required wireframing...
- Animating the train to move from one station to another
- Searching for existing wireframes by objet type
- Creating an underground subway station

The userguide is necessary but not sufficient to cultivate this skill set. Much appreciation

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Re: Softimage Viewer

Post by Hirazi Blue » 17 Sep 2011, 22:15

Best to start a new thread for every new problem.
As your set of questions are modeling related, please open a new thread in our Modeling forum
Make sure you also check out Rork's
Softimage Training Video Resources - Free & Commercial thread here at our little community...
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