SOFTIMAGE 2014 Service Pack 2

Thank you for downloading Autodesk® Softimage 2014 Service Pack 2.

This readme provides the latest information regarding the Softimage installation. It is recommended that you read this entire document before you install Softimage 2014 SP2. For reference, you can save this document to your hard drive or print a copy.

Softimage 2014 SP2 is a full product installation and can co-exist with an earlier version of Softimage. An earlier version of Softimage is not required to be uninstalled first.


Softimage 2014 SP2 is supported on the following Operating Systems:

Softimage 2014 SP2 does not support Windows®XP and 32bit Operating Systems.

If you are installing on Windows 8, Softimage Installer requires .NET 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5 installed. Please refer to SOFT-7739.

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Following is a list of fixed bugs in Softimage 2014 SP2:

Defect ID Description
ICE Crowds

Caching a Crowd FX simulation is broken


Very slow access to the ICE attribute arrays

You may need to recompile your plugins, if they were compiled using Softimage versions prior to 2014 SP2.

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Installing on Windows
1. Matchmover 2014 is unable to start with the MSSA Network deployment installations.

For W7 x64 - Change the MSSA licensing options in the License.env to "Standalone"
For W8 x64 - Change the MSSA licensing options in the License.env to "Standalone". In addition, it requires the following Windows environment variable to be added to the local user account or machine.
"adsk_matchmover_license" = Softimage

2. Modifying the License.env File Using Windows Command Prompt

The License.env file is available in the C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Softimage 2014\Application\bin folder.
Modifying the values in this file using the Windows command prompt is not supported, since the changes will not be registered. For example, switching from Standalone to Network license and vice-versa.
If you want to modify, then provide edit permissions to the License.env file.

Note: Use the Autodesk Softimage User Tools or the Notepad application to modify the License.env file values.

Installing on Linux
Executing the Softimage 2014 Linux installer will install Softimage and other components such as ADLM, Composite, and Matchmover.
Folder locations
* ADLM – /opt
* Composite and Matchmover – /usr/autodesk
Note: You cannot deselect the Composite and Matchmover components from the installer UI.

Running Composite on Linux
In order to run Composite from a Softimage installation you must use a Softimage sourced shell to properly license and start the application.

Notice for FEDORA 14 Users:
Softimage uses a modified x11 patch for Mainwin compatibility in this distribution. On certain distributions and configurations this may cause problems when trying to launch Composite.

If you encounter the following message:
error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Add to the following file "/usr/autodesk/Composite_2014/bin/composite"

'setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH /usr/lib64'

Just before $envScript is sourced in the file. (Line 31)

This reverts the change from Softimage and sets the LD_LIBRAY_PATH back to /usr/lib64 so composite to find the appropriate .so

SOFT-7107 [Linux] Material is incorrect for CrowdFX

ICE CrowdFx

Crowd scenes does not render with textures when rendered on multiple computers with skip flag set to on

Workaround for SOFT-9095
Instead of using a similar render command:
xsibatch -render <path to scene> -skip on
Use this instead:
xsibatch -render <path to scene> -frames <start,end[,step]>
For example if you are rendering on two computers:
xsibatch -render <path to scene> -frames 1,100,2

xsibatch -render <path to scene> -frames 2,100,2

W8: Softimage Installer requires .Net 2.0 and 3.0 to be installed prior to .Net 3.5

Workaround for SOFT-7739
Search for 0x800f0906 issues or Click on Microsoft msdn site link here.

W8: Unable to write application > bin > License.env folder via User Tools

Workaround for SOFT-8085
Right-click UserTools and Select Run As Administrator.

SOFT-7604 [LINUX]: GridData SDK C++ example hangs XSI when siColumnFile cells are double-clicked on
SOFT-8167 CamSeq | SDK: PlotSequencerCamera Redo Results in Missing Animation

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