In this Softimage tutorial, we will be exploring some of the core rendering tools and features that every Softimage rendering artist needs to be familiar with. This tutorial is designed for users who are just getting started with rendering in Softimage, so we will not be focusing heavily on using lights, materials, or recipes to give your render a specific look. Instead, our focus will be on helping you build a strong foundational knowledge of rendering in Softimage by talking about many of the key tools, features, and concepts that every rendering artist in Softimage really needs to be familiar with. We will also learn how to resolve some rendering-related issues that you may encounter, and we will focus very heavily on helping you develop good habits and strong workflow practices that will be extremely beneficial to you as an emerging render artist. Software required: Softimage 2011.