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bolek
06-22-2006, 04:13 PM
starting in XSI as a newbie do you recommend this:
intro to XSI digital tutors
http://www.digitaltutors.com/store/product.php?productid=1353&cat=0&page=1

or
XSI DVD first contact from softimage.com
http://store.softimage.com/store/Products/Details/default.asp?ITEMID=219

dwigfor
06-22-2006, 07:05 PM
I think the First Contact DVD is NTSC, meaning it playing in you dvd player/tv. I'd recommend against that-tvs can't play the high resolution that XSI requires, so it's very hard to read what's on screen.

I like the training at www.3dtutorial.com (http://www.3dtutorial.com/). Well worth the money! 9 hours for $50.. That's like taking a class and paying minimum wage!

yog
06-22-2006, 09:57 PM
For getting started, the two best options are the "Introduction to XSI" from Digital Tutors, and "Getting Started With XSI" from 3D Tutorial.

The 3D Tutorial set contains far more information and covers a wider number of topics, whilst the Digital Tutors set is based around a single project, but follows it from start to finish. It depends on your learning preference.

mutosho
06-23-2006, 04:19 AM
I'd go with Digital Tutors Introduction to XSI 2nd Edition especially as a complete beginner to XSI. You should be capable after completing the lessons to use various tools + start your own lil projects. I like how things are explained well in most of the vids I've seen from them.

If you haven't already you can get an idea how the product will be by checking out some of their free tutorials at: http://www.digitaltutors.com/digital_tutors/tutorials.php?cat=xsi

Sbowling
06-23-2006, 11:05 AM
I would go with 3dtutorial.com. They consistently have the best training for XSI. The others aren't bad, but 3dTutorial is better and contains much more information.

benytone
07-02-2006, 01:20 PM
starting in XSI as a newbie do you recommend this:



Don't forget XSI Tutorial Guides & Media content, it's very helpful

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