ICE Cache to String Nodes

Correclty resolve ICE node strings to cache files using this ICE Node contextual menu. In Softimage 2012 it’s possible to load ICE caches using the new string nodes. Unfortunately after picking a file name, it doesn’t often resolve correctly to the cache file, particularly when there is frame padding involved. So, it’s necessary to manually […]

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Copying ICE nodes with input connections

This is a plugin that attempts to ease the workflow of reconnecting ports when copying ICE nodes. The plugin will copy and paste the selected node and will also re-wire all the input ports.

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ICE: Fast volume emission using signed distance fields. And bunnies.

Softimage ICE is fast, no doubt. But, there are more than a few occasions when even ICE grinds to a halt. Dealing with stupid numbers of particles is usually not so much of an issue (as long as you have the memory). But, when all those particles have to interact with geometry, more often than […]

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Getting motion vectors from your SPH simulation to your mesh

Here are a couple of little Softimage ICE compounds that I’ve found to be very useful over the last couple of months, when dealing with meshes generated from particle simulations. In particular, I’ve been working with the great SPH solver from Thiago Costa and Grant Kot, which when used in conjunction with a mesher, such […]

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