i purchased foundation last week on wednesday… ive read somewehre, that avid starts shipping the foundationpackage on monday august 16th. when i look at my shippingstatus it says that my order is “pending, license sent”.
i just cant wait to get this package and start watching those dvds etc - so is there anyone who has received his/her package, yet ? btw, i am living in germany - i dunno how far this impacts the shippingtime
would be great to see some comments about your experiences with the shippingtime of softimage, especially outside of canada/us !
another thing: i started to get into xsi-character-modeling… in cinema 4d there is a mirroring-object which allows me to only model one side of the character while the other side of the model updates automatically. the points in the middle of the mesh are welded together…
i tried to do the same using xsi’s symmetry map, but had no luck with it… then i did some searches on cgtalk and xsibase and found a workaround (cloning original mesh, scale it negative on the x-axis, merge the original and the clone). that works but isnt by far as good as cinemas inbuild mirroring-object. i tweaked it a bit (made the clone and the merged mesh unselectable, hidden the clone and displayed the original mesh only in wireframemode while the merged mesh is in shaded view) but i think this is very intricate and i still cant achieve the flexibility and usability of cinemas mirror-object…
ive read several threads regarding to this subject and on almost every thread the users said: “there will be such an option coming with 4.0” ! so - now there is 4.0 - is there an symmetry-modeling-tool, too ?
wmendez said: “There is also a Symmetrize polygon option which preserves your uv’s and allows you to keep making adjustments to the orginal half of the model while the other half updates with the changes.”, but when i use this option and update my mesh, the other side does not update
so, how is the situation now - are there any additions regarding this in 4.0 ?
thx in advance & best regards
p.s. as always, please excuse my poor english