Mike Pauza

08-13-2004, 09:03 PM

XSI Dynamics People:

Just heard about the jaw dropping price drop on foundation and wanted to find out more about XSI Dynamics. Specifically:

1) Does "cloth" simply refer to simulating flexible shells (like actual clothing), or is it a full blown softbody dynamics simulator that can be applied to custom geometry for line-like & solid-like object simulation, etc?

2) How good is it's garment simulation?

3) If it is a full blown simulator, can you have dynamics higherarchies so that simple machines with keyframable controls can be built.

4) How robust is "cloth's" collision detection? Does it simple use naive collision checking (N^2)...i.e. does 100frames of self collision for a piece of geometry with 30,000 polys calculate in 30 minutes or more like a month?

5) Do particles and cloth influence each other?

6) Do particles have particle-particle interaction (smart), or are they "dumb" and only controllable by fields.

7) Can individual particles and or vertices be controlled with script? If so is the script limited to simple one line expressions, or is it a complete programming language?

Any answers are very much appreciated!

Thanks, -Mike Pauza :):):)

Just heard about the jaw dropping price drop on foundation and wanted to find out more about XSI Dynamics. Specifically:

1) Does "cloth" simply refer to simulating flexible shells (like actual clothing), or is it a full blown softbody dynamics simulator that can be applied to custom geometry for line-like & solid-like object simulation, etc?

2) How good is it's garment simulation?

3) If it is a full blown simulator, can you have dynamics higherarchies so that simple machines with keyframable controls can be built.

4) How robust is "cloth's" collision detection? Does it simple use naive collision checking (N^2)...i.e. does 100frames of self collision for a piece of geometry with 30,000 polys calculate in 30 minutes or more like a month?

5) Do particles and cloth influence each other?

6) Do particles have particle-particle interaction (smart), or are they "dumb" and only controllable by fields.

7) Can individual particles and or vertices be controlled with script? If so is the script limited to simple one line expressions, or is it a complete programming language?

Any answers are very much appreciated!

Thanks, -Mike Pauza :):):)