View Full Version : XSI 3.0 Feature Review


EdHarriss
08 August 2002, 03:22 PM
Want to know more about XSI 3.0? Then read this: http://www.edharriss.com/xsi/version3.htm

allawy
08 August 2002, 06:15 PM
now I know how version 3 looks like! WOW! WOW! WOW!!!!!!

Ezz
08 August 2002, 06:17 PM
:bounce:

I think Im on my way to the bank.....How much is it!!!

Ezz

Atyss
08 August 2002, 09:32 PM
Originally posted by Ezz
:bounce:

I think Im on my way to the bank.....How much is it!!!

Ezz

It depends if you benefit from a promotion, but without it's between 8000 and 12000 USD.


Salutations - Cheers
Bernard Lebel

Dr-spline
08 August 2002, 10:14 PM
wow although xsi still isnt my fav as far as ui the new features are in a word amazing! i xpecially like the new character tools and fx. The modeling inhansments wernt gigantic in number(good thing) and there is just an over all inprovment in it.

EdHarriss
08 August 2002, 01:10 AM
If any of you guys are interested, I just added 15 "features" to the feature review. (These are 15 features that I forgot to add the first time around, not modified versions of what was already there.) The URL has not changed: http://www.edharriss.com/xsi/version3.htm

steverage
08 August 2002, 09:06 PM
Ed my man, u r a man of comsumate knowledge - but how in the hell are us mere mortals gonna learn ALL the features of XSi 3.0!?

How many millions of tutorials r we gonna need!!!

AArrrggghhh my heads gonna pop!

EdHarriss
08 August 2002, 02:00 AM
Thanks a lot steverage! The more complex it is, the more fun you'll have! If Softimage continues developing at this pace you'll never get bored.... because you'll constantly be learning. :D

(Not that we are not all constantly learning anyway)

so_hi
08 August 2002, 05:03 AM
Hello Ed

I was wondering have they created any new hot keys for the reference function (e.g.. reference edge , vert, face) or perhaps global to local. Perhaps a toggle for all the viewing modes like wire shaded hiddenline. I am only asking because I have seen nothing yet about those kind of workflow improvements. The one other question I want to ask is there any talk on developing a integrated heads up display like the "hotbox" in maya, I know you can write scripts for it, so I know it is possible.
I also was wondering how intuitive the painting of the multidirectional displacements are, or are we all going to have to get alien brain transplants.


I am thanking you in advance.

Ethan.

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EdHarriss
08 August 2002, 02:33 PM
They have created a whole lot of new hotkeys. You will be happy. :) No hotbox though. Making the multidirectional displacement maps is not has hard as I thought it was going to be. Once you do it a couple of times, it's not much harder than creating normal displacement maps. (But it's much much more flexible!)

Tellerve
08 August 2002, 11:01 PM
I'm not sure if 3.0 will have this but it is pretty much the only thing I miss from my MAX days. And that's the ability to hide individual selected polygons. It was great to be working on a model and then just hide the front half of the body so you wouldn't accidentally mess with the front and it helped those on slower computers deal with a bigger complex model. All in all it seemed simple but seeing as XSI doesn't have it, it is ingenious and something I dearly miss.

Tellerve

EdHarriss
08 August 2002, 02:26 AM
Yes, XSI 3.0 has "hide individual selected polygons" as well as some other cool "hide" features. They even took it a step further and built a lot of functionality into the hide features as well. (It's more than just hiding things for modeling) Once you see 3.0 you'll know what I am talking about.

Tellerve
08 August 2002, 03:48 AM
Sweet, ahh I can't wait!

When is it supposed to come out again? October sometime? WAIT nm, I just saw farther down you said at the end of October. I thought I remembered them saying that at Siggraph but I think I was too wowed after the demonstrations and the neat red hat :)

Tellerve

swampthing
08 August 2002, 04:04 AM
XSI is really truley impressive, they seem to take everything a step further than they needed to. I just wish there were more learning resources for it.

EdHarriss
08 August 2002, 11:53 AM
Originally posted by swampthing
I just wish there were more learning resources for it.
There will be. Aside from me, I know of at least 5 other people working on new XSI resources.

Ezz
08 August 2002, 01:37 PM
Hi there folks!!!

Well Ive seen a big increase in the numbers of resources for XSI
in the past 2 years - books, videos etc.
(Not to mention all those gifted people answering stupid newbie- questions like mine on varios sites!!!)
So Im very confident!!!

Ezz

swampthing
08 August 2002, 06:28 AM
that's great to hear ed. If it weren't for your site i doubt i woulda gave XSI more than a quick glance. As much as i like the software, it's just way too complicated to go it alone.

EdHarriss
08 August 2002, 12:23 PM
Thanks a lot! (More to come soon!) :)

jazzthief
09 September 2002, 02:01 AM
Ed, keep up the good work. It's cool to see guy's like you making a contribution to the community.

EdHarriss
09 September 2002, 02:30 AM
Thanks a lot. Cool avatar you've got there, btw.

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