I just downloaded XSI and at first glance I was kind of overwhelmed. I'm very used to Cinema4D, Blender3D and had my hands in Maya 6 for a while. Just getting used to the interface is taking a bit. Might I suggest a quickie tutorial on using the basics of XSI? Perhaps taking someone from opening XSI right up to modeling and texturing something simple like a gingerbread man (as seen in Blenders opening docs). Just something to think about. I know that there are a few friends that have downloaded XSI and dumped it a week later just because they were having a hard time getting around.
Would be very useful.
Nice work on this though and listed on my bookmarks.
B..B..Buut you weren't supposed to download it...
Maybe because it's easy to acquire, it's easy to dump.
Hell me, all I did in XSI to date was import models, and render 'em without shaders (they seem to be malfunctioning)
Yes, that is true. I will have to update soon so I can continue to learn XSI. However, I will be working in 3DS Max in about a month. Although the internship that I have is working with XSI, the basics are still the same.
lol, yeah it is devious at that. I recall the other apps such as Blender3D, Cinema4d and Maya. All of them are pretty much straight forward with the navigation. Before I found some tutorials on XSI I spent some time getting kind of frustrated about the navigation in XSI. However, after about an hours worth of video from 3dbuzz, I was working on it with no problems.
Just makes you wonder what the hell programmers are thinking when they decide to make little changes like that.
Thanks for the comment! For getting a hold of the basics I recommend watching XSI vtm's from 3dbuzz.com (they were free last time i checked) - those are some nice video tutorials that really can get you up to speed with this app (from basics of scene management to rendering).
Thank you. I actually was on 3dbuzz and was directed over to the VTMs on XSI. Great stuff and fun to watch. I know it's going to take some getting used to. Like a previous post about XSI, it seems cumbersome to use. I don't know, maybe i'm just used to Cinema4D and the interface there. Once I get things rolling again with some income, I will be getting XSI and work on learning that as another modeling app beside 3DS Max and Cinema4D.