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i3DTutorials Releases Mastering The Art of ICE Volume I

i3DTutorials announces their latest training product for SOFTIMAGE|XSI, MASTERING THE ART OF ICE VOLUME I: BREAKING THE ICE. This latest offering from the growing i3DTutorials library of SOFTIMAGE|XSI training products, teaches artists how to use one of the most stunning features of SOFTIMAGE|XSI 7, the new Interactive Creative Environment, known as ICE.

Approaching ICE from an artist's point of view, learn to harness the power of ICE step by step. Learn about the ICE Tree, the tools and features that give the artist more power than ever before with ICE's amazing workflow.

Learn to work with nodes, compounds, simulations, caching, optimization, forces, and how to take advantage of the new volume shaders in SOFTIMAGE|XSI 7, which will take your visual effects work to a completely new level. Upon completing your training with the fundamental techniques and tools of ICE, you will be taken through the entire process of putting all your newfound knowledge to use in an actual production scene.

By taking you through the entire production process and showing you how the tools you learned apply to industry work, artists will go beyond a simple "introduction" to ICE through a more profound learning structure. Addressing the need and demand for professional training for SOFTIMAGE|XSI, BREAKING THE ICE teaches the techniques needed to truly take advantage of the power of ICE and opens new possibilities to artists previously available only to programmers.

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