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snickrep
11-08-2003, 02:06 AM
I've been looking into buying 3D software, but on a low budget since I'm buying a new PC. I've mainly been looking at educational versions since they are cheaper. I went to studica and Softimage XSI Essentials v3.5 is selling pretty cheap.

There are a few things I want to know:

What is the differance between Softimage XSI Essentials v3.5 and Softimage XSI Advanced v3.5?

Does the educational license have a time limit, meaning does the use of the software expire?

I'm serious looking into buying the education version of softimage as it seems much cheaper than educational versions of 3Ds Max and Maya. But I hear 3Ds Max has a very easy learning curve. I fear that softimage will be hard to learn as Maya and Lightwave have been real nightmares for me.

Softimage seems to have a good interface by looking at the screenshots, but what do I know. Is softimage a easy tool to learn? I plan on starting out building low-poly models since I like the that style of modeling.

Jack

EdHarriss
11-08-2003, 01:19 PM
Originally posted by snickrep
What is the differance between Softimage XSI Essentials v3.5 and Softimage XSI Advanced v3.5? Here is a chart that shows the difference between the two
http://www.softimage.com/products/xsi/v3/Pricing/




Originally posted by snickrep
Does the educational license have a time limit, meaning does the use of the software expire?
It does not expire. There is no time limit.




Originally posted by snickrep
Is softimage a easy tool to learn? I would say yes. But everyone is different. I suggest that you download the XSI Exp version and see for yourself. (It is free.) http://www.softimage.com/products/exp/v3

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