View Full Version : Free XSI Illuminated: Character book

08 August 2004, 03:40 PM
Not sure if any of you have seen this but at mesmer you can download a free pdf version of this book. I don't know if its any good or not but hey its free.

Heres the link:

P.S. The link to the zip file that contains the scene files doesn't seem to work for me. If you goto (, find the books directory, and then the directory for this book you can download the zip file from there.

08 August 2004, 06:21 AM
hmmm thanx dave:thumbsup:

08 August 2004, 11:41 AM
Cool, downloading it now from the link on the page, right click and save as...

Discovered it today independently... so you beat me to the post...

Also quite nifty the ShortAttentionSpan promotional videos they have for their DVD courses :thumbsup:

08 August 2004, 06:29 PM
It's a very readable book.

As someone with only limited XSI experience I got a lot out of it, highly recommended.

( one weird part though, the author suggests you turn off "sticky keys", no way! Other than that, good read and you can't beat the price..)

08 August 2004, 06:53 PM
Yeah I just finished reading it the other day. Its a pretty good book especially for the price. :thumbsup: I've bought alot of books over the last few months and most of them were disappointing at best, so its alittle wierd to me that one of the best was free. Some things annoy me about this book but they're minor beefs. Like the sticky key or how he wants you to set your keyboard map up but nothing serious. Anyways it is very easy to read and understand.

08 August 2004, 07:40 PM
Has anyone been able to download the sample files?

08 August 2004, 07:52 PM
I couldn't download them off the website. If you goto ( and find the books directory you can get it from there.

08 August 2004, 04:57 AM
Cool! Thanks Dave!

*Saves to "Free stuff" collection*


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