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Jag Panzer
08-23-2004, 04:29 PM
Hello all,

I've had XSI foundations for a few days and I've been reading the manual and going over the tutorial DVD's.

However I can't seem to find any tutorials that take you from the very beginning.

For example - all the tutorial videos I've been viewing use the region rendering (if that's what it's called). It's the one with the 'Q' command. I've figured out how to load a scene file and do some of these 'Q' renders.

However I'd like load a scene and render a large .tif file (say 2400 x 1800). Not a 'Q' region, but the whole scene. Coming from the Lightwave world, setting up a full render in XSI isn't intuitive to me. So I've been looking for some VERY basic tutorials. The kind that say 'Lets create a blue ball with a spot light and render it to a file'.

These kind of tutorials have to be somewhere. I imagine I'm just not looking in the right place. I've searched the net and found some great beginner tutorials on things like Final Gathering, but no beginner tutorials on the basic program itself.

Mark

coryc
08-23-2004, 04:43 PM
SoftImage's site has a set of tutorials for download. One file has the HTML files and another has all the content files. They start out at the basics. You should be able to get them here - http://www.softimage.com/products/xsi/v4/Documentation/ but you will need a program that can extract tar.gz files (like WinRar).

Jag Panzer
08-23-2004, 04:46 PM
SoftImage's site has a set of tutorials for download. One file has the HTML files and another has all the content files. They start out at the basics. You should be able to get them here - http://www.softimage.com/products/xsi/v4/Documentation/ but you will need a program that can extract tar.gz files (like WinRar).
Much appreciated! I'm heading right over there.

SpeccySteve
08-23-2004, 05:49 PM
Since you're a lightwaver you might want to read through this..
http://www.xsibase.com/users/Lightwave%20to%20XSI%20Quickstart.pdf


Some more links,

http://www.edharriss.com

http://www.xsibase.com/

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