PlayblastVR for Softimage

  • PlayblastVR for Softimage

PlayblastVR is a new renderer for Softimage that creates hardware rendered panoramic 360 degree images using OpenGL. The PlayblastVR renderer allows you to create immersive previz renderings of Softimage scenes in LatLong, fulldome, cylindrical, and cubic panorama formats.

PlayblastVR supports panoramic rendering output directly to YouTube 360 and Facebook 360 format movies with automatic metadata embedding, and to Google Photosphere spherical panoramas.

PlayblastVR can render Softimage scene elements such as animated polygon and NURBS geometry, lights, ICE, hair and fur, cloth sims, and procedurally generated shading networks.

After a PlayblastVR panoramic batch sequence rendering is complete it can be sent to an Oculus Rift or viewed using a video playback tool like DJV Viewer, Adobe SpeedGrade, Amateras Dome Player, Assimilate Scratch and Scratch Player, Kolor Eyes, Whirligig, VLC, VLCwarp Player, RV, Live View Rift, and the Softimage Flipbook.

PlayblastVR previz renderings will save you time and money because hardware based panoramic renderings make better use of the artist’s time. Using PlayblastVR will also free up your render nodes from having to use a slower software based production renderer to output your animation test renderings into a panoramic format.

New in PlayblastVR for Softimage is support for UNC Network paths, the high quality rendering mode has been enabled with support for custom anti-aliasing levels, and custom LatLong Horizontal and Vertical FOV cropping.

Panoramic Formats
    • Angular Fisheye
    • Angular Fisheye With 4:3 Ratio Background
    • Angular Fisheye with 16:9 Ratio Background
    • Equirectangular / LatLong / Spherical
    • LatLong 360×90°
    • Cube Map 3×2
    • Cylindrical
    • Cylindrical 270×49°
    • Vertical Cross Cube
    • Horizontal Cross Cube
    • Vertical Tee Cube
    • Horizontal Tee Cube
    • Vertical Strip Cube
    • Horizontal Strip Cube
    • Mental Ray Horizontal Strip Cube1
    • GearVR Mono
    • Facebook Cube Map 3×2
Working in PlayblastVR
The PlayblastVR menu allows you to quickly change the render settings which means you can start generating panoramic output in mere seconds.

The PlayblastVR menu allows you to quickly change the render settings which means you can start generating panoramic output in mere seconds.

The PlayblastVR for Softimage toolbar speeds up the process of creating panoramic imagery by putting the most common tools right at your finger tips.

The PlayblastVR for Softimage toolbar speeds up the process of creating panoramic imagery by putting the most common tools right at your finger tips.

Sample PlayblastVR Rendering
This animation shows several of the OpenGL based panoramic 360° rendering modes supported by the PlayblastVR for Softimage renderer. The space station scene was created by Illusive Studios.
Documentation
To learn more about the many features available in PlayblastVR be sure to check out the online documentation.
Licensing Options
Single User License
The single user license allows the use of the software on a single computer.
5 User License
The 5 user license allows the use of the software on five computers.

10 User License
The 10 user license allows the use of the software on ten computers.

The space station scene in the PlayblastVR screenshot was created by Illusive Studios.

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  • Version: 1.3
  • Operating System: Windows 64-Bit
  • Softimage Compatibility: Softimage 2014-2015