Extreme newbie question


#1

What is the difference between Softimage|3D and Softimage|XSI?


#2

ONES NEWER IN-IT? :slight_smile: LOL


#3

not a great deal apart from so newer tools better rendering cooler plugins more versatile like any upgrade


#4

XSI is the current generation of Softimage 3D. I don’t know why still develop Softimage 3D though.

Bernard Lebel


#5

Originally posted by jesta78
What is the difference between Softimage|3D and Softimage|XSI?

What’s the difference between a 1982 dodge omni and a 2003 chevy corvette? :wink:


#6

XSI is the next generation tool of Soft 3D: almost everything is animatable, almost anything can be very fast using sliders, a very open architecture, so you can write scripts. But unlike other packages you can use not one scripting language, but several.


#7

It’s like the difference between:
3d Studio and 3d Studio Max.
Power Animator and Maya.
and perhaps Lightwave and the product that Luxology is working on.


#8

Originally posted by Atyss
[B]XSI is the current generation of Softimage 3D. I don’t know why still develop Softimage 3D though.

Bernard Lebel [/B]

Cos 3D is now a little cash cow @ $2495. Big power, budget price. A cash calf, if you will.:smiley:


#9

I remember when Softimage 3D cost over 60’000$…


#10

How much does it cost? I’m using lightwave right now, but I am looking to expand my knowledge in the 3D realm. I just got the demo and the learning curve is easier for me because of the similar interfaces. I can never get around the interfaces in Maya, 3D Studio Max, and Cinema 4D XL.


#11

Originally posted by raffael3d
I remember when Softimage 3D cost over 60’000$…

That was when i muttered ‘Indigo’ with great awe.


#12
  • How much does it cost? I’m using lightwave right now, but I am looking to expand my knowledge in the 3D realm. I just got the demo and the learning curve is easier for me because of the similar interfaces. I can never get around the interfaces in Maya, 3D Studio Max, and Cinema 4D XL.

there is a student version for approximately 500$.


#13

$500! Is that for the yearly license or the program itself?


#14

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