Softimage|XSI Utilizes Nvidia's Cg Language
SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.3.0 software has become the first digital content creation application to take advantage of Cg, the high-level programming language NVIDIA developed in close collaboration with Microsoft Corporation. Softimage and NVIDIA announced that the SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.3.0 environment is now able to work seamlessly with the C-like language to provide users with a simplified process for authoring complex, highly realistic digital content. "When NVIDIA announced Cg earlier this year, we immediately recognized the value this technology would provide animators and developers. Due to the SOFTIMAGE|XSI software's flexible architecture, we were able to quickly take advantage of this latest technology for the newest release of SOFTIMAGE|XSI," said Alan Waxenberg, Softimage's third party business manager. By defining a standard high-level language shader format, Cg allows programmers and artists to use Cg-based shaders directly from the Web in SOFTIMAGE|XSI, allowing users to visualize content from within the application as it will appear as a final rendering in a game or other 3D application. For more information about Cg or to download user documentation, go to developer.nvidia.com/cg.