MONTREAL - In conjunction with next month's SIGGRAPH show in Los Angeles, Softimage will be hosting a series of free seminars targeted specifically toward Alias Maya and Discreet 3DS Max users who want to learn more about the Softimage|XSI toolset. Each hour-long session will be moderated by a professional in the CG industry, including talent from Stan Winston Digital, Mental Images, Industrial Light & Magic, Pandemic Studios and Psyop. Those interested in participating in the events need not be attendees of the show itself.
Topics scheduled include: "Intelligent Digital Actors in XSI and Behavior," "Developing a Character Pipeline," "Mental Ray," "The Pandemic Production Pipeline," "Interpreting 2D Design into a 3D Spatial Construction," "The Van Helsing Creature Pipeline and Nonlinear Character Development" and "Crowd Distribution Using the Nonlinear Animation Framework in Harry Potter the Prisoner of Azkaban."
Check out the Softimage site (www.softimage.com) for times and further details.