To animate means to breathe life into something and life is always signified by change: growth, movement, dynamism. In Softimage, everything can be changed. Everything in a Softimage scene is represented by numeric values, and animation is the process of changing these values — position, color, or any other property. For example, you can make a cat leap on a chair, a light grow dim, a camera pan across a scene, a material change color, or fog evaporate.
The animation tools in Softimage let you create animation quickly so you can spend the time you need to perfect it by editing the movement, changing the timing, and trying out different tools as often as you need to. Softimage gives you the control and quick feedback you need to produce great animation.