ICE: Waves

June 28, 2013

I’ve recently has a bit of spare time so thought I would try diving into Softimage ICE a bit more. Using Paul Smith’s awesome methods on Vimeo ( I thought I’d see what I could do. Along with Andy Moorer’s awesome little “Rigid Turbulence” compound ( here’s a Capture: and here’s it rendered with a … Read More


April 4, 2013

It came to my attention from a colleague today that there isn’t an easy way to extrude along multiple curves in Softimage. So I knocked up this little script for her. #extrudeMultiCurves_001 #To Use: # 1) Select the curves you want to extrude along. # 2) Run script # 3) Pick the profile curve import … Read More

VRay | Softimage | Nuke

April 1, 2013

I’ve recently managed to start having a play with VRay in Softimage and Nuke too. The fruits of my efforts are in my new gallery section

fCurves: accessing interpolation

February 1, 2013

So I’ve recently been working on a tool that will allow simple and easy importing of cache data from Maya in to Softimage. Basically, baked animation from fbx files copy/pasted to models within my Softimage scene. Having completed a first draft of the tool it was then suggested that the imported animation curves be converted … Read More

Multi Paster

December 19, 2012

Oddly Nuke doesn’t allow you to copy a node and then paste it to multiple other nodes. This script does just that. #paste to multiple selection selected = nuke.selectedNodes() for eachNode in selected: n = nuke.toNode(str( n.knob("selected").setValue(True) nuke.nodePaste("%clipboard%")


December 19, 2012

In the advent of Vray coming to Softimage I’ve written a script that will break the back of converting mia shaders into VRayMtl shaders. It was inspired by this script written by Paul Dreisden  #mia2vray converter #author: gareth bell #date: 15-10-2012 #This script will break the back of converting mia shaders in selected materials into … Read More

Models to Nulls

December 19, 2012

This script just converts XSI models into nulls – essentially just matching the null to the model, parenting it’s children to the null and deleting it. It’s filed here import win32com xsi = Application objs = win32com.client.Dispatch( "XSI.Collection" ) objs.AddItems (xsi.Selection) for i in objs: if i.Type == "#model": newNull = xsi.GetPrim("null", str(i) + "_null", … Read More

Move Objects into Background Partitions

December 19, 2012

So this is a script I wrote in order to automate putting objects into passes’ background partitions for either the active pass or multiple selected passes.  It is filed here # Move selected objects to background partitions # created by Gareth Bell # original created in VBScript 28-11-11 # converted to Python 26-07-2012 # Description: … Read More

Scripts Updates

December 19, 2012

Bear with me, I’m slowly getting the hang of this PageLines / WordPress format jazz…… I’m currently trying to organise this site so it’s kinda useful but struggling to get the functional/aesthetics balance right. I think that maybe the blog is the best way to update tools and scripts so these things can then get … Read More

Welcome to my corner of cyber-space

July 24, 2012

This little corner of the beloved ether is a place for me to drop some bits and bobs in order to self promote and weblog about my adventures in Computer Graphics.