Compare Softimage 2014 vs. 2013 vs. 2012 vs. 2011

Compare the features of Autodesk® Softimage® 2014 3D character animation, modelling, visual effects and game development software with preceding versions of Softimage software. Softimage 2014 software offers an enhanced high-performance creative toolset.

Autodesk Softimage 2014 Autodesk Softimage 2013 Autodesk Softimage 2012 Autodesk Softimage 2011
Features by product release
Character rigging and animation
Camera Sequencer
Skinning, weighting and constraints
Face Robot facial rigging toolset
GATOR attribute transfer
Non-destructive 3D character rigging toolset1
MOTOR animation retargeting
Audio syncing tools
FCurve Editor and Dopesheet
Non-destructive 3D animation toolset1
ICE and dynamic simulation
ICE (Interactive Creative Environment)2
ICE passes and partitions
ICE modelling
CrowdFX crowd simulation2
Bullet physics for ICE
NVIDIA PhysX rigid bodies
Soft bodies
Syflex cloth
Lagoa Multiphysics
Hair and Fur
3D geometry modelling and texturing
High-performance modelling1
UV texturing
Ultimapper and RenderMap
Rendering and compositing
High-Quality Viewport2
Efficient rendering UI and workflow
Configurable render passes and channels
Integrated mental ray rendering
Softimage Composite
Stereoscopic support
Autodesk Matchmover
Pipeline integration and architecture
Single-step suites interoperability3
Enhanced FBX support
Scene management and referencing
Tool development, SDK & API
Softimage GigaCore architecture
API enhancements
Python 2.7.3
Free trial
Reseller lookup

1 Feature significantly enhanced in Softimage 2013 over the preceding release.

2 Feature significantly enhanced in Softimage 2014 over the preceding release.

3 Available only in the Autodesk® Entertainment Creation Suite Ultimate 2014 and 2013 and Autodesk® Entertainment Creation Suite Premium 2014, 2013, 2012