GDC08: SOFTIMAGE|NET to help artists connect and share

Softimage launches new community site

Softimage has lifted the veil on its new artist-focused community site, SOFTIMAGE|NET, designed to connect XSI artists and students to facilitate learning.

Currently in beta, the site offers forums, galleries, script and plug-in exchange areas and a job forum to help XSI users find work.

"The SOFTIMAGE|NET site was created for the growing community of 3D artists to provide a centralized connecting point," said Marc Stevens, general manager of Softimage and vice president of Avid Technology.

"All members registered to SOFTIMAGE|NET will get access to special beginner-through-advanced training materials, along with a connection to professional studios that are searching for SOFTIMAGE|XSI 3D artists. Gallery pages on SOFTIMAGE|NET will provide an outlet where artists can post finished and unfinished or concept 3D artwork to engage the global network of XSI artists and enthusiasts for feedback, technical suggestions and encouragement."

The site can be found at

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