Softimage Co., a subsidiary of Avid Technology, Inc., has announced the 'TD Love' Training Tour, the first in a new series of currently free (for a limited time) technical seminars designed by and for CG professionals on how to use Softimage technology for improving character creation and visual effects production processes.
During the events, experts from CG Soup, Pixologic and the Softimage Special Projects teams will be on-hand to demonstrate how to use using Softimage|XSI v.5.0, ZBrush 2 and Softimage|Face Robot software for producing 3D art in a realistic timeframe. Targeted at technical directors and experienced 3D artists, the seminars will highlight how these technologies are deployed and implemented for digital content creation in film, games and broadcast & post productions.
Structured in two separate modules, each event begins with a four-hour advanced TD seminar designed and presented by CG Soup on the use of Softimage|XSI software, covering topics including XSI best practices, advanced character rigging and simulation set-up. After a short break, an evening session will begin for all levels of 3D professionals, focusing on modeling in a ZBrush and XSI environment and facial animation design based on XSI and Softimage|Face Robot. Artists from post houses such as Janimation and Passion Pictures will also be demonstrating how they use ZBrush and XSI together in their pipelines.
Sponsored by Dell, Intel and Microsoft, the events will feature products running on Dell Precision workstations featuring Intel Xeon processors and dual-core Intel Pentium processors, with Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition. More information and registration details will be posted on Softimage's 'TDLove' website