April 30, 2008

Softimage Takes Part in fmx/08 in Germany

Stuttgart, Germany - Softimage Co., a subsidiary of Avid Technology Inc., announced its attendance to the 13th annual FMX Conference in Stuttgart, Germany, running from May 5 through 8. FMX is a yearly event that unites CG professionals, experts, and students from all over the world and is organized by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg Institute of Animation, Visual Effects, and Postproduction.
With a focus on education and commitment to providing increased access to learning tools, instructor training, and certification, Softimage will give a free academic version of Softimage|XSI Advanced to all students who visit the Softimage information booth at fmx/08.
To help all users get started or advance their skills in Softimage|XSI software, more than150 free training videos have been recently made available on the new Softimage Community site, Softimage|NET. 
Softimage's Activities at fmx/08 include:
Sunday, May 4th
Sponsor of the ITFS (International Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart)--each participant of the 48-hour non-stop animation contest will receive a copy of Softimage|XSI Essentials.
Monday, May 5th
5:00- 7:00pm at Friedricstra 24 -- Softimage will host a Softimage FMX User Event with guest presenters including Damien Grey from Animal Logic. Marc Stevens, general manager of Softimage will discuss how Softimage is helping advance the industry, and attendees will see a technology preview of Softimage|XSI and Face Robot software. Softimage will also recognize Peter Spans of Spans & Partner GmbH, a Softimage customer since 1990.
Workshops at FMX
Softimage will host two workshops at FMX featuring its customers showing how they use Softimage|XSI software in a game pipeline with the CryEngine 2 from Michael Endres of Crytek, and for Pre & Post visualization for the Oscar-winning film The Golden Compass by Richard Perry and Pawl Fulker of Destroy All Monsters, UK.
Wednesday, May 7th 
6:00 - 7:00 pm
Easy Integration of 3D Assets from Softimage|XSI to CryEngine 2/Face Robot 1.9 Games Exporter Demo, Reutlingen Room, 2nd Floor 
Thursday, May 8th
11:00am - 12:00 noon
Softimage|XSI for Pre & Post Visualization in The Golden Compass -- Softimage|XSI and Face Robot 1.9 demos included, List-Saal Tower B, 2nd Floor
A full course description is offered online at: http://www.softimage.com/events/.