Where can i download old Soft|3D plugins?

RetroModeler64
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Where can i download old Soft|3D plugins?

Post by RetroModeler64 » 13 Jun 2019, 00:11

Hi, I'm new to the community of SI-comunity and I would like to know if there is any possibility to know if plugins for Soft 3D can be downloaded in some website, I use Softimage 3D for Low-Poly modeling and Softimage XSI for Mid-Poly modeling, I would like to know if there is any modeling plugin like PhoenixTools, regards.

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Re: Where can i download old Soft|3D plugins?

Post by Daniel Brassard » 13 Jun 2019, 16:03

I think you will be out of luck for many of those Soft3D plugins but put a post on the Softimage Mailing List as well as many of the users of Softimage 3D are still active there.

Sometime a quick search may pay off. Check this thread on Softimage Blog from one of the author of the Phoenix tool. http://www.softimageblog.com/archives/504

Check also Ed Harriss website: https://www.edharriss.com/

You can do low poly modeling in XSI as well btw. Good Luck
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Re: Where can i download old Soft|3D plugins?

Post by luceric » 13 Jun 2019, 17:14

I think I have a DVD of metamesh somewhere, but it might be irix only, and these old plugins are generally unusable due to licensing or platform incompatibilities.

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Re: Where can i download old Soft|3D plugins?

Post by RetroModeler64 » 13 Jun 2019, 20:33

luceric wrote:
13 Jun 2019, 17:14
I think I have a DVD of metamesh somewhere, but it might be irix only, and these old plugins are generally unusable due to licensing or platform incompatibilities.
I have the IRIX operating system, I would like to know if it is possible to obtain the Plugins or it is impossible :( .

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Re: Where can i download old Soft|3D plugins?

Post by RetroModeler64 » 13 Jun 2019, 20:39

Daniel Brassard wrote:
13 Jun 2019, 16:03
I think you will be out of luck for many of those Soft3D plugins but put a post on the Softimage Mailing List as well as many of the users of Softimage 3D are still active there.

Sometime a quick search may pay off. Check this thread on Softimage Blog from one of the author of the Phoenix tool. http://www.softimageblog.com/archives/504

Check also Ed Harriss website: https://www.edharriss.com/

You can do low poly modeling in XSI as well btw. Good Luck
Thank you very much, I will try to install these Plugins, I model Softimage 3D in Low Poly for fun and also give the software a chance Besides, if I want to export my 3D models to Classic consoles like PSX, N64 or Sega Saturn, it does not help ME XSI because I have the export plugins in my SI3D and this helps me to understand more about the optimization of polygons for my personal projects, but all ways thank you very much.

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Re: Where can i download old Soft|3D plugins?

Post by luceric » 13 Jun 2019, 22:33

ok but what plugin are you looking for? Phoenix Tools mostly made rendering, simulation and particle plugins.
They made one sub d plugin for Si3D, Metamesh Extreme. It's not useful to you because you have subd already in XSI, and you could export that back into SI3D with .obj.
A few phoenix things like the softbody and the particles are in XSI - and are not related to modeling,

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Re: Where can i download old Soft|3D plugins?

Post by Rork » 01 Jul 2019, 09:11

The Konshus tools come to mind as modeling tools.
There was one that deformed geo with a curve, and another one that was - I think - some kind of proportional modeling tool.

As far as I can recall, most plugins added to the shading and rendering functionality of SI|3D.

I can understand the 'trip to memory lane' usage of Soft, but aren't you better off with some more modern application? The latest version of SI|3D came out around 2000, so you're asking for almost 20 year old software ;)
Blender for instance will do all the modeling you want and it's free, if that is an issue.

I might have some Soft|3D related things still stored on backup somewhere, but I don't think it will do you much good due to the Windows platform and licensing issues that will arise. e.g. Most of the licensing platform stopped working around WinXP.

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