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3D WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

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3D WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

Post by owei » 26 Feb 2014, 18:47

Hello there!

I have decided to open a collaborative website (http://www.3dwillneverbethesame.com) to celebrate and commemorate our dedication to the software currently known as Autodesk Softimage, with your help eventually incorporating all kinds of user stories and statements, galleries and the like. This is not about the company (or its predecessors) that produces the software and/or its policies concerning the product, this is primarily about the software itself and the great talent working with it.

If you like to contribute, here are some suggestions:

If you like to share "Your Story" with us in text form or in a short video message, these bullet points might give some ideas:
  • - tell us who you are, where you live and when you started working in 3D business
    - when did you came in contact with SOFTIMAGE?
    - how where these first experiences?
    - did you get specialized in a certain area?
    - what do you like most about SOFTIMAGE?
    - give us some links to projects you were working on
Please give us a photograph of yourself, it´s always nice to see the human behind it all. ;)

For a short statement, just say what you like most about SOFTIMAGE and why. Please provide your name, your position and a photograph of you. You might also send this as a short video message.

For sending in video messages, please provide us the link to video either on vimeo or youtube. If you don´t have an account, just provide the download link to the video file (h264, mp4, mov, wmv) and we will host it.

Keep in mind this is a website dedicated to the software SOFTIMAGE, not the company that produces the software. This is not intended as a place to vent frustrations about the latter. Please keep it positive!

Looking forward to you contributions!

Please send an email with you content to following address:
contribute@3dwillneverbethesame.com

Thanks and take care!
Oliver

EDIT: http://www.3dwillneverbethesame.com is ONLINE!!

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Re: 3D WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

Post by oz42 » 26 Feb 2014, 22:53

Oliver,

this is a great idea!

Softimage/XSI (I've been using it for over a decade) completely changed the way I work. I am a huge Soft' evangelist and continue to spread the good word.

I'll try to put together a coherent story and send it over...

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Re: 3D WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

Post by Tekano » 27 Feb 2014, 02:35

nice idea, have been using softimage3D since version 3.51 (on NT) and still using latest Softimage2014 in production, would love to contribute.

heres a a nostalgic video I found on youtube of an old school character animation tutorial (originally on vhs)



made by a real talented guy who was on the softimage mailing list before I joined back then and also one of the few left (using Softimage and recent active on the list that is!) and can still be found supporting character animation using softimage here
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Re: 3D WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

Post by MauricioPC » 27 Feb 2014, 04:42

Tekano wrote:and can still be found supporting character animation using softimage here
His school looks really nice. And the rig is for free. Great for learning.

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Re: 3D WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

Post by sonictk » 27 Feb 2014, 06:48

Tekano wrote:nice idea, have been using softimage3D since version 3.51 (on NT) and still using latest Softimage2014 in production, would love to contribute.

heres a a nostalgic video I found on youtube of an old school character animation tutorial (originally on vhs)



made by a real talented guy who was on the softimage mailing list before I joined back then and also one of the few left (using Softimage and recent active on the list that is!) and can still be found supporting character animation using softimage here
Holy shit that's Dave Gallagher?!? He looks so much different now... :D

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Re: 3D WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

Post by punchatz » 27 Feb 2014, 08:04

I will make a video this weekend... and it will be awesome.
Greg

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Re: 3D WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

Post by owei » 27 Feb 2014, 15:52

@Greg
Great! Looking forward to it!

@Tekano
Wow...nice video, good times, back then ;) Looking forwar to you contribution!

@oz42
..cool! Looking forward..!!

@ALL
go ahead and write something...the more we get the better...we are the USERS, let´s show it!!

cheers,
oli

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Re: 3D WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

Post by mitchXSI » 27 Feb 2014, 16:12

This is a great idea! Like Greg, I'll make a short video and a description to go with it. Indeed, 3D will never be the same. :/

Mitch

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Re: 3D WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

Post by McNistor » 27 Feb 2014, 21:12

Posted this before, on xsibase if I recall correctly, but here it is again:

Image

I don't remember why I printscreened this, but it turns out it was a good idea.
The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools.
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Re: 3D WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

Post by Cacoman » 27 Feb 2014, 21:35

I want to contribute, but I only see a pic and no options.

Cheers!
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Re: 3D WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

Post by Hirazi Blue » 27 Feb 2014, 21:44

Content should be sent by mail to contribute@3dwillneverbethesame.com
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Re: 3D WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

Post by Cacoman » 27 Feb 2014, 21:45

Cool thx.

You want links or the actual video?
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Re: 3D WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

Post by MauricioPC » 27 Feb 2014, 22:05

Moderator edit: McNistors post (quoted here in full) apparently got deleted,
either due to a technical glitch or due to a terrible mistake by me.
In both cases, but especially in the latter, I humbly apologize... - HB

McNistor wrote:Posted this before, on xsibase if I recall correctly, but here it is again:

Image

I don't remember why I printscreened this, but it turns out it was a good idea.

Thanks for sharing this McNistor ... I remember when I used to enter Softimage.com 1x a day at the least to see news, etc, etc.

Man ... that picture brought me so nice memories that I've decided to keep in Softimage until it doesn't work anymore. It was way powerful back than and it's still now.

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Re: 3D WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

Post by mc_axe » 28 Feb 2014, 00:41

Image

Back in 2004 when i switched from Maya to XSI

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Re: 3D WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

Post by csaez » 28 Feb 2014, 02:20

XSI 4 also came with an AMAZING training series, best unboxing experience ever!
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Re: 3D WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

Post by Rork » 28 Feb 2014, 11:33

Still have that box. That magnetic lid on the box was so cool. And that white/red really stood out on the desk :D

Will contribute in a few days, still recovering from a 3-day Maya gig LOL!!
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