New Engine in Graphics Software
By FAUZIAH MUHTAR
Chan: Package comes with new improvements.
NST - July 17, 2003, SEJAYA
Production Sdn Bhd, the local distributor for the
Softimage product line, has launched Softimage I XSI
version 3.5. This, according to the company, is the most
matured version of the popular graphics software.
Packed with a new Mental Ray engine, Softimage|XSI
is capable of rendering images a few times faster than
before. Another key feature is Linux support that is
hardly available in other packages.
Sejaya Production's managing director Ronnie Chan said
Softimage I XSI is considered as a high-end graphics
software that is designed to be flexible on any
platform, advanced and has a user-friendly graphical
"This software is packed with all the necessary features
to complete a project," Chan
said. "Unlike other rival packages that charge a lot for
addons, Softimage|XSI comes
added that in the new version, there are plenty of
enhancements, among which are rendering, render tree, FX
tree, interface and workflow, modelling, texture editor,
render map, games, and animation.
the business side, Sejaya Production's business
development manager Brian Fong said the company is
aiming to accelerate the growth of animation locally
with the availability of the new software.
"This year we are looking at adding more new users at
the commercial sites. And in the education sector, we
are encouraging our existing users to upgrade to the new