Issue: Show Daily - Apr 7, 2003


LAS VEGAS - Avid subsidiary Softimage, based in Montreal, is scheduled to introduce new versions of XSI, Behavior and Mental Images' Mental Ray, Batch and Batch Universal at the NAB show this week. All are currently in beta and are scheduled to ship in June.

The company reports that Version 3.5 of XSI features new capabilities for interoperability with other Avid products, including Avid|DS. It also features increased speed and workflow enhancements, rapid motion blur, hair on subdivision surfaces, seamless integration with Mental Ray 3.2, and interoperability tools for easier integration of XSI in an existing pipeline (e.g. contextual SRT manipulators).