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Bupa
04-30-2002, 10:34 AM
Hi Guys, received the demo cd yesterday.:applause: :applause: :applause:
It's 2 cd's. 1 with the program and the 2nd is with video tutorials. Haven't yet explored the 2nd cd, it whas around midnight when I installed xsi, but haven't run it yet. It whas to late.
That's for today:thumbsup:

raffael3d
04-30-2002, 02:14 PM
me too! :applause: :applause:
absolutely great the videos.:love:

dmonk
04-30-2002, 07:03 PM
me to.:D

CGseek
05-01-2002, 09:07 PM
I also got the CD just a few days ago...
I have two small (newbie) questions:
1) I am used to 3dsm and I can't find the rotate tool box (so you can rotate around an object)?
2) When you select a vertex how do you manipulate it?
Thanks

raffael3d
05-01-2002, 11:57 PM
use the "s" key to rotate, pan and zoom. at the bottom of the XSI interface you can see the letters L, m and r. they stand for the mouse buttons and always tell you what you can do. So the s is for navigation in the viewports.
To drag vertices hit the "m" (move points) and drag around. you hae to know that you should use the "x" "c" and "v" for scale, rotate and move.

Bupa
05-02-2002, 01:50 PM
Watch the tutorial vids yesterday. I must say, I really like the workflow. It remind me at the workflow of US Animation ( 2d ink and paint program ).
I'm printing the tutorials out and start in this weekend discovering XSI.:thumbsup:

vbstudios
05-02-2002, 07:25 PM
finally the softimage carrier pigeon arrived in ireland yesterday. ive been using lightwave for nearly a year now, and judging by the tutorial videos i could be using softimage instead. it looks really great.

but time will tell etc.etc.etc. blah blah

fair play to softimage for providing it free even internationally. and this months 3d world has maya ple on its cover disc.

now, wheres my cheque book......

:thumbsup:

vic

vicbarrystudios (http://www.vicbarrystudios.com)

jman
05-03-2002, 01:55 AM
I request from the Softimage site 2 time the cd and I never receive it.

Oh well I'l request it again

raffael3d
05-03-2002, 02:10 AM
when did you request it? I really takes around 6 weeks.

jman
05-03-2002, 03:55 AM
yeah I know it's suppose to be 2 week or so.
But I request my cd about 2 month ago

And a second time 2 week ago

I dont know what's wrong with me
hehe

well I'll pray some more !

raffael3d
05-03-2002, 04:02 AM
you are addicted to softimage, like we are too :-), but we got our shot ;)

jman
05-03-2002, 04:04 AM
One day my turn will come.
:thumbsup:

vancorso
05-09-2002, 12:37 AM
I recived the "Experience CD" this weekend :p . It looks great, but I haven't check yet, only a litle look.

Have this "demo" any restrictions? a watermark, limited time or whatever?



:bounce: :bounce:

Vic3k
05-09-2002, 12:50 AM
by reading everything here and there of how ppl are happy about switching to and liking XSI compare to other programs i must say that XSI's feature looks really bright. thank god i chose it for my demo reel instead of maya coz when i was choosing in college to which program to stick to we there was only XSI 1.5 by that time and it was great. i desided to take a risk though industry didn't use softiamge much at that time. now things changing. i'm so happy i didn't make a mistake and was right about XSI all alone :)

lingesh
05-10-2002, 02:05 AM
yeah, received mine after waiting for a month ... heven't checked it though ... need to sleep first ....:shrug:

CHRiTTeR
05-11-2002, 01:20 AM
Received mine 3 days ago. Had to wait 2.5 months for it. But it was worth it!


THANKS AVID!!!

lingesh
05-11-2002, 02:31 AM
any idea if i can view the videos without an internet connection ? i don't have net at home and it seems to require a particular codec ....:hmm:

Bupa
05-11-2002, 07:19 AM
To see the videos you don't need a connection.

CANIM8
05-11-2002, 09:45 PM
My precious just arrived after about 2 months.... Can any of you who
have used 3DS Max in the past talk to me about Softimage and how
the two compare? I saw a demo at Siggraph last year and
thought the animation system was as close to perfect as you could get.

Thanks,
Clay
Canim8

http://home.nc.rr.com/claysanimation/

Null_
05-13-2002, 08:52 AM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by CANIM8
[B]My precious just arrived after about 2 months.... Can any of you who
have used 3DS Max in the past talk to me about Softimage and how
the two compare? I saw a demo at Siggraph last year and
thought the animation system was as close to perfect as you could get.

I’m a former MAX user… and to make a long comparison between the program short: Just have a look at the videos on the experience CD. Should answer all your questions (if not, bee more precise and I’ll try to help you…)

Bupa
05-13-2002, 09:47 AM
Null_, go to http://www.3dbuzz.com register and get free trainingcd's ( Max, Maya, XSI ) They are very good. They start basic but every month they go up the ladder.
The best part is, it's free.:thumbsup:

Bupa
05-13-2002, 09:49 AM
Sorry, my replu whas for CANIM8 ( mixed the name ).:shrug:

Seek
05-14-2002, 04:10 AM
It is a monthly subscribtion so how can you unsubscribe?

merlin9876
05-15-2002, 10:59 AM
I guess you just go and uncheck everything on your list. Or maybe ask the mods...

raffael3d
05-17-2002, 09:59 AM
did anyone get the free cds from 3d buzz? I received the original cds from Softimage, but never something from 3d buzz....

jman
05-17-2002, 12:48 PM
didn't receive it yet

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