Category Archive for 'World of VFX'

We owe the very existance of our jobs and our tools to the wider world of the visual effects industry. Here contributing author Ian Failes can keep us abreast of what is going on while we toil behind our monitors getting our much-envied CRT-based tans.

You would like to submit an article to Softimage Blog, whatever the category? Don't hesitate, it might even get you full authorship status to XSIBlog if you do so.



Vintage Softimage – A tribute to Phoenix Tools and Arete

June 4th, 2010 by Stefano Jannuzzo. Viewed 26055 times.

The middle-aged of you will probably remember those names from the 90s. Phoenix Tools was a plugin company for Softimage 3D, and I was one of the founders. We did good and bad, and we eventually closed down in 2002. Arete had an excellent reputation for their ocean and atmospheric library, called Digital Nature Tools. [...]