Autodesk Softimage has a number of tools that let you examine your scene in varying degrees of detail. This chapter includes general information about displaying and working with views. In addition, it describes a number of general-purpose windows and views in detail.
When and where to use a particular viewing tool depends entirely on what you want to do. For example, if you want to move several objects into a group, you might use the explorer. On the other hand, if you want to change the diffuse shading parameter for 35 separate surface shaders, the spreadsheet is indispensable. To discover what you can do with the general data viewing tools, read on.
In addition to the general-purpose views described here, there are several special-purpose views that are described elsewhere in the Autodesk Softimage documentation. For example, the envelope weight editor is described in [ ].