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Hi, im new in xsi and i have one question: what is different between xsi and maya? I found render :-), but 4000 dolars for render? (maya -6,999 , XSI - 11,750). What have xsi what maya dont have? Thanks. PS Sorry for my english
06-20-2003, 11:12 PM
well, given that you are in a maya forum all I can say is one word.
06-21-2003, 02:22 PM
As far as I know, XSI has the best Mental Ray integration and render speed... unfortunately... :shrug:
but 4000 dolars for render?
im not sure if schould learn xsi or maya
06-22-2003, 02:23 AM
Very fast functional sub-ds, that don't devistate your textures. Not a mess of uninteractive pap that you have to convert to and from.
Better UV tools.
Proportional mode that works (smooth/soft select), in 3d and uv editing with variable fall off in u and v.
Preservation of uvs and weighting, (even in cutting and merging meshes)
Complete mental ray intergration.
More extensive animation mixing options, mixing more variations of animation type.
Open to several scripting languages.
Ability to plug most anything thing through a weight map, and then paint on the effect.
It remembers selections across different component types.
Built in functions for working with values across multiple objects.
General streamlined and intuitive working.
It smells nice too.
06-22-2003, 10:14 PM
Getting hot in here...
Well "I" would say, learn Maya.
- I think the interface has more thought on it (Hotbox, marking menus, Artisan tools)
- Paint FX
- NURBS modeling tools
- The best view navigation in all 3D packages
- Customizable interface (shelf...)
- Hypershade makes texturing very visual
I will think of something else. But I would like to keep this discussion alive, for both packages are great.
06-22-2003, 10:55 PM
knowledge matters, softwares are like gloves
go and create
06-23-2003, 02:06 AM
Why did this thread get moved from the maya section into this one? Especially since there is already a thread here that is just like it. http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=70830
06-23-2003, 02:00 PM
You would say learn maya? Who would you say that to?
06-23-2003, 03:11 PM
Learn both. But since you ask in a Softimage forum... learn xsi :)
I have never regreted that I chose Softimage. Sure I have missed a few features here and there, but as a tool for me as a character animator it's the best solution out there (of of the best anyway).
So the question can be answered in two ways, depending on what you are looking for.
1.) If you are more into effects you should chose Maya. XSI doesn't come close how easy it is to create effects in Maya.
2.) But if you are more into character animation I would recommend XSI to be your main weapon of choice.
01-15-2006, 11:00 AM
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