Softimage Tutorial #2

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Softimage Tutorial #2

Unread postby Intuition » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:06 pm



Irix Softimage|3D 3.9.x Basics Tutorial 2

Welcome to tutorial 2 of Softimage basics in Irix SGI.

This one is a little rough around the edges, and I do miss a few pointers I meant to show, but it turned out ok overall.

Hotkeys Discussed

UI mode switch.

f1 = Model
f2 = Motion
f3 = Actor
f4 = Matter

Polygon/Point Selection Sticky Keys

g = raycast polygon select
y = drag rectangle polygon select
t = point select Polygon/Spline/Nurbs

Duplicate model function

d = duplicate (depends on which mode you are in. Object dups object, poly dups selected polys, point, etc.)

Display modes

You can use the SETUP button next to display type SHADED

to use checkbox "Show Icon" in options.

[] hidden line display
[] unselected highlights (wireframe on shaded display)

SHIFT+P = display points verts
SHIFT+L = display cage lines (only on nurbs/patch meshes, not shown in this tutorial.

SELECTION MODES

f8 = OBJ (full object selection)
f9 = TAG (Tag points/verts) works for both polygon and nurbs meshes.
f10 = CTR (move pivot point) Didn't end up showing. This is very useful for changing rotation pivot for items like door, wheel rotation.
f11 = TXT
f12 = POL (polygon selection) Used a bit in video.

LCL = Local co-ordinate mode. Great if you have polygons selected around multiple angles and need to move in local y outwards in unison.
GLB = Global. Will ignore local face orientation and move simply on world x,y, or z.
DRG = drag mode

Polygon Creation

Combining two objects into one mesh shown.
Usage case for using Polygon >Polygon tool. Clicking points in order then creating polygon to mesh together separate parts.

Spreadsheet View

Similar to Maya's Outliner.
A list view showing items in scene and their visibility.

Schematic View

Primarily used for seeing hierarchy influence with rigs it is also helpful just to select certain items when a scene gets visually very busy.

Render into Window

Showing how to use render into window so whole screen doesn't go black when rendering, rather renders to floating window over UI.

Quick Combo Keys

q+s = item info. Works only in "single" selection mode.
a+r = preview render. Works only in "Matter" Mode (f4 key)
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Re: Softimage Tutorial #2

Unread postby foetz » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:44 pm

you have a typo in the description. it's "Softimage|3d" i.e. the pipe after the E

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Re: Softimage Tutorial #2

Unread postby Intuition » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:15 pm

Oops tee hee. :lol: :shock:
Thanks. I fixed it.
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Re: Softimage Tutorial #2

Unread postby rooprob » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:48 pm

Great job Intuition!
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Re: Softimage Tutorial #2

Unread postby kikems » Sat May 12, 2018 5:29 pm

More video tutorials to help us to explore this awesome apps. Thanks


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