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01 January 2009, 08:33 AM
i3DTutorials™ releases “Rendering with SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.II: mental ray ™”

Miami, FL - January 2009 – i3DTutorials™ announces their latest training product for SOFTIMAGE|XSI, " Rendering with SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.II: mental ray ™". This latest offering from the growing i3DTutorials™ library of SOFTIMAGE|XSI training products, teaches artists advanced production techniques for using the industry standard mental ray renderer to create imagery of exquisite and stunning detail. Emphasizing production proven techniques, users are taken through a series of demanding production scenes that mimic the complex scenarios and challenges commonly found when producing renders for production. Picking up where volume one left off, " Rendering with SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.II: mental ray ™" continues to cover new features of SOFTIMAGE|XSI 7 and mental ray. Learn new features and tools in SOFTIMAGE|XSI 7 that will allow you to take advantage of the latest mental ray technology and take your renders to the next level. Some highlights include new shaders, such as the Bokeh lens shader used to create photo-realistic depth of field rendering effects. Also covered, is the new Irradiance Particles indirect illumination algorithm introduced with the latest version of mental ray. Learn to use the power of Irradiance Particles in the first in-depth training product of its kind developed for SOFTIMAGE|XSI 7 and Irradiance Particles. Discover the technical details of this new rendering feature and learn to take full advantage of the benefits Irradiance Particles offers you by learning production techniques that will teach you how to render as fast as possible without sacrificing quality. Addressing the need and demand for professional training for SOFTIMAGE|XSI, “Rendering with SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.II: mental ray ™” teaches the techniques needed to truly take advantage of the power of SOFTIMAGE|XSI 7 and mental ray.

Special Pricing: Through the month of January, receive a special discount on this training product when purchased together with “Rendering with SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.I: mental ray ™”, our first volume in this expansive training series.

By owning both volumes in this training series, you will have the most detailed, powerful, and professional training ever created for SOFTIMAGE|XSI and mental ray.

If you purchased “Rendering with SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.I: mental ray ™”, the first volume in this series, you will automatically receive the special pricing on the new volume II, “Rendering with SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.II: mental ray ™”. This ensures that you will receive the discount if you already purchased volume I at any point in the past. Hurry, this special discount pricing is only available through the month of January.

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About i3DTutorials™

i3DTutorials™ is a digital content creation training company focused on creating the latest cutting edge training material for a broad range of computer graphics software. With a growing library of training titles for the most popular software, i3DTutorials™ is one of only a few companies creating hi-end training material for SOFTIMAGE|XSI® and Autodesk software. With an emphasis on teaching industry techniques, i3DTutorials™ has training products designed for hobbyists, professionals, students, and professors. i3DTutorials™ training products cover a wide array of topics and features within computer graphics that are designed to have even students creating hi-end professional projects. For more information about i3DTutorials™, please visit (

About Softimage

Softimage (previously a part of Avid Technology, Inc.) develops leading-edge 3D technology used in customer-centric solutions that enable professionals in the games, film and television industry to realize their creative vision. Award-winning feature films, television productions and top-selling video games are made using Softimage software. Its flagship product, SOFTIMAGE|XSI, is an extensible 3D animation software solution built on the most modern architecture in the industry and is used by leading media and entertainment companies such as Digital Domain, Ubisoft, SEGA Corporation, CAPCOM, Animal Logic, and The Mill. Other solutions from Softimage include: SOFTIMAGE|FACE ROBOT, lifelike facial animation software; and SOFTIMAGE|CAT, a complete character animation plug-in. For additional information about Softimage, visit ( and for additional information about the acquisition by Autodesk, visit (

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, building and construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of the-art digital prototyping solutions to help customers experience their ideas before they are real. Fortune 1000 companies rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation. For additional information about Autodesk, visit (

Autodesk, AutoCAD, Cat, Crosswalk, Face Robot, Softimage, XSI and 3ds Max are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.

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