Autodesk Softimage 2011 SP1


The latest service pack ( for Autodesk® Softimage® 2011 software includes 130 fixes.
Here is a summary of the fixes available in Autodesk Softimage 2011 SP1:

Softimage 2011 SP1 is a full build and can co-exist with Softimage 2011. Softimage 2011 is not required to be uninstalled first.

Softimage 2011 SP1 uses the same license as Softimage 2011. When installing Softimage 2011 SP1:

  • Enter the product key 590C1 and your Softimage 2011 serial number, and then click Next.
  • If you have a Network license, click Configure to switch to the Network licensing method.

Microsoft hotfix for Customer Error Reporting (CER)
You are running Softimage 2011 SP1 on 64-bit Windows Vista SP2 or 64-bit Windows 7, and you want to send CER reports with a full call stack. See Microsoft hotfix for Customer Error Reporting (CER) (

Crosswalk 5.1
Softimage 2011 SP1 ships with Crosswalk v.5.1. In addition to bug fixes, there is now an option to specify whether or not to include hard edges when importing FBX files. In particular, this can be used to avoid the problem of faceted meshes when importing older FBX assets.


  • You can now cache ICE and rigid body simulations without needing to play through each frame with the All playback option on. For example, you can jump to any frame of the simulation (such as the last frame), and the simulation is cached from its first frame up to this frame.
  • When you select an object in the Objects list on the Write tab of the Cache Manager, its attributes are now highlighted in the Attributes area. This is useful when you have a combination of different object types to cache, such as a point cloud and a polygon mesh, and you need to see which attributes are being cached for which object. For more information, see Writing Animation or Simulation Data to Cache Files (
  • You can now branch-select a parent object to add it and its children in one click to the Objects list on the Write tab of the Cache Manager.
  • When you cache an ICE simulation from the Simulation Time Control ppg and select Save Cache to Mixer, an unused action source is no longer created, but a cache file source is. For more information, see Caching ICE or Rigid Body Simulations (
  • Cache clips and tracks in the animation mixer are now a lovely orange color instead of being sand-colored. This makes it easier to distinguish them from audio clips and tracks, which are sand-colored.


Updated Character Data
The character key sets and keyable parameters for these models in the Get > Primitive > Character menu have been fixed:

  • Biped
  • Biped_Shadowed
  • Dog
  • Elephant
  • Head_Rig
  • Little_Dude
  • Man_Maker
  • XSI_Man
  • XSI_Man_Armored

Rigid Bodies Limit Increase
The maximum number of active rigid bodies (PhysX dynamics engine) that you can have in a simulation environment has been increased from 30,000 to 60,000. This affects both ICE rigid bodies, as well as standard rigid bodies.

ICE Rigid Bodies
The AngularVelocity attribute (used by the Simulate Rigid Bodies node) is no longer clamped at +/– pi radians per second.

ICE Kinematics Workgroup Compounds
There have been some fixes for the compounds in the ICE Kinematics workgroup:

  • Basic Collide Geometry has been fixed, and renamed to Basic Collide Global.
  • Raycast Geometry has been fixed, and renamed to Raycast Global.
  • Foot Ground Pivot has been fixed.
  • Foot Ground Pivot Multi Raycast has been fixed.

In addition, a new sample scene Kinematics_Foot_Pivot.scn has been added to the Scenes\ICE subfolder of the XSI_SAMPLES project to show the usage of these compounds.

OpenAL Audio Support for Linux
OpenAL (Advanced Linux) audio is now supported for Softimage on Linux. If OpenAL is detected in the .xsi_2011 file, the XSI_AUDIO_MODE environment variable is automatically set to use OpenAL. You can also specify OpenAL directly with this environment variable. This layer can contain many different audio back ends. Specifying only “OpenAL” will use the preferred audio device. To force a certain audio back end, append the device name like this:

OpenAL-ALSA Software

OpenAL-OSS Software

OpenAL-PortAudio Software

OpenAL-PulseAudio Software

OpenAL-Solaris Software

OpenAL-Wave File Writer

OpenAL-DirectSound Software

Note: The OpenAL layer only supports the PCM functions. Any MIXER function calls are re-routed to ALSA.

The RTShaderWizard and the template that it produces have been improved:

  • The shader Type parameter has been renamed to Name.
  • You can specify a Color4 variable type for RGBA values. The previously available Color data type has been renamed to Color3.
  • You can specify texture3d and textureCUBE variable types. The previously available Texture data type has been renamed to texture2d.
  • You can specify all TEXCOORD0 – TEXCOORD7 buffers for the vertex shader’s input and output data.
  • WorldViewProjection has been added to the default matrix declarations.
  • The Semantic Parameters and Matrices Type list boxes are now sorted.

mental ray Renderer Version
The version of the mental ray renderer has been updated to si2011_3_8_1_31.

Documentation Update
Softimage 2011 SP1 includes full English and Japanese documentation.

The Fix List


  • UDEV00255606 Crash while transforming boolean elements
  • UDEV00256310 Regression in Boolean behavior
  • UDEV00246940 Cannot see painted vertex colors after vertex color property modified by another tool
  • UDEV00247045 ClusterProperties do not resize properly on topo change if a CustomOperator are set to the texture projection
  • UDEV00257973 extreme lag when moving pivot using alt key in scale mode
  • UDEV00257773 Boolean operation crashes Softimage

Data management

  • UDEV00257530 Cache Manager - Adding a cache to an object that has an Audio Clip returns an error
  • UDEV00257308 Cache Manager - Write - Branch select is not considered in Multiple selection
  • UDEV00257307 Cache Manager - Write - When Attribute list is empty selected attributes stay identical
  • UDEV00256625 Cache Manager - Write - "Attributes" list doesn't clearly display which attributes is stored for each object
  • UDEV00256623 Cache Manager - Spaced out the numbers preceding the object names in the object lists
  • UDEV00257172 Cache Manager - *.cacheslist should not be default file extension for the read cache browser
  • UDEV00257169 Caching Save Cache to Mixer button create an unused imageclip
  • UDEV00255923 ReadAnimationCache - Can add badly formed path sequence
  • UDEV00256620 Cache Manager - Write - been able to select a group or hierarchy (in branch) and add the contents to the list
  • UDEV00257539 [CER] Refmodels - Crash with Scene explorer Open
  • UDEV00257564 [CER] Crash when testing the Displacement Ocean shader node.
  • UDEV00257278 Put a PointCloud on a RefModel, do some color modifs. then update the RefModel -> Simulation is wrong
  • UDEV00257310 CRASH when undoing delete model ( specific )
  • UDEV00257231 Refmodel we cannot export a ref model’s delta in the current project.
  • UDEV00257346 The "Models to Reconnect To" parameter of RefModel not working with multiple models targets
  • UDEV00257362 Crash when adding CustomPSet to offloaded RefModel
  • UDEV00257180 New Layer or Partition configuration is not persisted with Reference Model objects
  • UDEV00257688 Texture Layers ports are disconnected when loading an older scene in Softimage 2011


  • UDEV00257368 FBX - imported file from previous version of the format has mesh faceted
  • UDEV00257166 XSI Crosswalk FBX export hard/soft edge problem
  • UDEV00257951 FBX - Linux - Crash importing using HardEdges Enable
  • UDEV00257726 FBX - Crash importing Shape Animation
  • UDEV00257715 Crosswalk needs to increment to version 5.1

Face Robot

  • UDEV00256437 FaceRobot > Assemble doesn't work on Korean Locale
  • UDEV00257200 FR Script Error pop when doing Clear Fast Playback Cache


  • UDEV00257358 Fx : plug-in operators are missing


  • UDEV00257149 Hang with scene search
  • UDEV00257519 Crash when editing new Layout
  • UDEV00257483 Regression - unable to dolly when looking through a spot light without an interest constraint
  • UDEV00257217 Regression from 2010 | items missing in the Modify texture menu
  • UDEV00257374 Softimage does not display proper texture in VM when user changes texture imageclip in an override property.
  • UDEV00255873 memo cam causes XSI to crash ( scene specific )
  • UDEV00257651 Default character models' Keyable Params and Key Sets are not correct


  • UDEV00257657 Shader preset manager mixes up shaders and class IDs when you have SPDL custom shaders in a workgroup
  • UDEV00258079 Custom realtime shaders does not load in SP1
  • UDEV00257908 Crash | ICE cache files with Motion Blur Crash
  • UDEV00257618 Regression - ICE volume rendering - Particle_Gradient_FCurve is not working
  • UDEV00257208 Enable to load a volume shader in Mental Ray
  • UDEV00257507 Crash when rendering an ICE Tree
  • UDEV00257677 Changes to pass shader parameters force the renderer cache to empty
  • UDEV00257621 invert flag in texture layer editor does not get set in 2011 from 2010 resulting in different rendered result
  • UDEV00257499 Regression: Crash when using Render Region with "Toon Paint and Host"
  • UDEV00257315 Crash when selecting a clip if the rendertree is active
  • UDEV00257216 Setting frost samples to 1 produces artifacts
  • UDEV00256792 RTS | Ultimap_Preview node logs SiWarning upon creation
  • UDEV00246516 Exporting Shader Compounds Loses Japanese Strings
  • UDEV00257573 CgFx Shader - Crash Loading specific Shader
  • UDEV00257207 DirectX Viewport freeze after Screen saver when "On resume, display logon screen" is enable
  • UDEV00257610 Crash when setting Photometric cd/m^2 Factor to zero
  • UDEV00257606 Display problem with the Projection Lookup Node
  • UDEV00257425 There is no "SimpleShader_CGFX.scn"
  • UDEV00257271 python stops working correctly when I use xsibatch
  • UDEV00257114 Fast Light Effects - Projected texture flips as you move/animate the light interest
  • UDEV00257254 Editable option in the ShaderCompound properties doesn't anymore
  • UDEV00257292 multiple camera groups aren't picked up inside models
  • UDEV00257677 Changes to pass shader parameters force the renderer cache to empty
  • UDEV00257571 [CER ] 36427081 | race condition on render cleanup/restart which can lead to a crash
  • UDEV00257572 [CER] Crash when viewing lightmap preview
  • UDEV00257825 32-bit Softimage does not load shaders from "nt-x86" folder of workgroup addons
  • UDEV00257319 Crash when switching from mib_photmetric with profile to mia_photometric
  • UDEV00255527 Shaders disappear after changing workgroup
  • UDEV00257882 Rendering | Pointcloud is not reading attributes being used by the clip
  • UDEV00257204 Crash when rendering standins and scrubbing the time line
  • UDEV00257418 Crash: Render region with standins and GI
  • UDEV00257734 Crash when Rendering Standin
  • UDEV00255524 Problems when loading shaders from Plugin Manager
  • UDEV00254446 Material overrides only works with the first layer
  • UDEV00257781 Camera Lens Shader Items are duplicated each time you undo a camera movement
  • UDEV00257874 Crash changing flow texture color with render region open
  • UDEV00257807 Rendering | Black renders when 2 shaders classes uses the same DLL/shader
  • UDEV00257743 Softimage hangs indefinitely loading a scene containing shaders which are not installed.
  • UDEV00257771 CER | 37267480 | Crash when changing hair strands with preview render window open
  • UDEV00257236 Satellite rendering is not properly opening up a connection with Softimage


  • UDEV00257972 SDK ICE: CIndexSet iterator not initializing properly
  • UDEV00257954 SDK ICE: ICENode.ExposedPorts[0] drills down through all compounds (SDK)
  • UDEV00257953 SDK ICE: ICE Port Dirty States Not Working with Multiphase/Element Generator Node
  • UDEV00258113 ICEAttribute::IsDefined() always returns true
  • UDEV00257533 SDK ICE: Few problems with ICE nodes
  • UDEV00256186 XSIApplication.ActiveToolName doesn't return the precise BrushTool mode when using PaintVertexColorTool
  • UDEV00257626 XSI::ClusterProperty::GetValues() crashes Softimage when querying an EnvelopeWeight property for values
  • UDEV00256436 Folded Lines of code not displayed in script editor
  • UDEV00256968 RefGuide: ClusterProperty.Elements.1.vbs Example - for loop index variable is wrong, and script doesn't work.
  • UDEV00257745 SDK Command: XSI.Application cannot access XSI commands not created by the Framework


  • UDEV00258051 RBD | Freeze loading a specific scene
  • UDEV00257925 RBD | 2010 Client Scene Crash on load in Softimage 2011
  • UDEV00258112 ICE-RBD | Wrong default values for static, dynamic and elasticity coefficients
  • UDEV00257701 ICE | Crash renaming Set Data node
  • UDEV00257506 ICE | crash duplicating bone with ICE tree that sets length (branch connection)
  • UDEV00257642 ICE | Kinematics workgroup : fixed compounds and new sample scene
  • UDEV00256992 ICE |connecting to texture_projection_def broken
  • UDEV00257613 Regression - unable to write to a custom param from ICE tree
  • UDEV00257598 ICE-RBD | Angular velocity is clamped at ± PI rad/s
  • UDEV00257432 ICE particles - alpha blended point sprites not depth sorted properly
  • UDEV00257403 ICE | Crash! Create an ICE graph then put one of the object in a Model
  • UDEV00257369 ICE | GetData chaining invalidation issues
  • UDEV00257417 ICE | Graph is not updated when CopyPaste ICE Tree
  • UDEV00257153 selecting the weightmap name rather than the .weights in 'Filter by Weightmap' ICE compound causes crash
  • UDEV00256913 cannot create symmetry mapping templates if deformer's kine is ice driven
  • UDEV00256099 ICE-Kine | Crash when relocating ICE operator in stack.
  • UDEV00256432 ICE | Sometimes the graph is invalidated when dragging some nodes on it.
  • UDEV00255965 ICE | Tree does not reconnect after save and reload
  • UDEV00257279 ICE | kinematics : compound needs update
  • UDEV00257132 ICE | Crash when deleting Scalar ICE node under certain conditions
  • UDEV00257496 Cannot set implicit bone's length attribute using this.length
  • UDEV00257946 ICE | Crash when deleting Compound after exporting private
  • UDEV00257864 ICE AngularVelocity rotation is inversed
  • UDEV00257751 ICE Cache crash when loading point locator attributes
  • UDEV00257752 ICE Cache | Unable to cache persistable attributes
  • UDEV00257833 XSI can crash while connecting ICE nodes
  • UDEV00257404 ICE | Tree not evaluated correctly after writing to custom parameter
  • UDEV00257753 ICE | Negative zeros can be displayed
  • UDEV00258260 Multi-phase Ice Node Fails to Execute


  • UDEV00256388 I can't run 2011on FC12
  • UDEV00257201 LINUX | No Icons visible on the Essential Skills videos page
  • UDEV00257094 LINUX | Audio defects when scrubbing or playing frame by frame
  • UDEV00257094 Linux : Now using OpenAL for Audio (resolves issue when scrubbing or playing frame-by-frame)


  • UDEV00257631 JA localization: Japanese character truncated for Help > About Autodesk Softimage > Build Version (UI)
  • UDEV00257240 XSI crashes when starting from command line with a scene parameter
  • UDEV00257965 Essential movies don't open from Netview
  • UDEV00257964 Windows7 | 64-Bit | Scripting engine would fail to initialize on certain W7 systems causing a crash on startup
  • UDEV00257775 CER call stacks for 64-bit systems are often corrupt or incorrect


  • UDEV00254555 RefGuide: SITransformation.AddLocalRotation > in_bIncrementEulerAngles arg info is missing in the SDK Guide
  • UDEV00254399 RefGuide: The example for AddVertexColor is badly indented
  • UDEV00249925 SDK Doc: ArrayParameter not shown in Parameter page
  • UDEV00245887 missing HW shaders example
  • UDEV00257126 Japanese Softimage Guide: translation incorrect in "Working with OpenEXR HDR Images in the Fx Tree

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