In this Softimage tutorial, we will learn how to animate a multi-character interaction with time-saving techniques. We'll first explore the planning phase of this project, and then dive right in and build the performance from start to finish, learning skills that can be applied to any character. We'll also create very simple but useful toolbars to select controls faster, discuss the benefit of choosing suitable rotation orders for control objects, learn ways to overcome gimbal lock interpolations, and take a look at Softimage's approach to file referencing. By the end of the tutorial, you will have attained the set of skills needed to animate fun and believable character interactions! Software required: Autodesk Softimage 2012.