Frequently Asked Questions


Please email for technical issues - they can help you! There’s not much I can do here.




Hi guys

Just an update for those who were supposed to receive XSI licenses but didn’t. Christine confirmed that emails were sent – yet some people are complaining that they didn’t receive their licenses.

Please check your spam filters for emails from

Barry and Brian – Christine says that the emails were sent to you guys but for whatever reason the emails didn’t get to you. She is going to resend again.



I recieved the email, and everything is running fine. My only doubt is about this upcoming version of XSI 7 … we’ll be able to update to the new version?


Sorry, Leonard already answer my question …:blush:


I check my spam folder regularly and didn’t spot it there. The resend just showed up though. Thanks for all your patience and getting on to this for me.

BTW. I had a look at some of the XSI 7 movies and info. Absolutely awesome stuff!!!


I check my spam folder regularly and didn’t spot it there. The resend just showed up though. Thanks for all your patience Now the fun begins Thanks Leo and [font=Arial]Diana[/font]
[font=Arial] All the Best Barry[/font]


When will be the winners contacted about the prizes delivery?


Winners should be contacted within the next week, I’d imagine (if they haven’t been already).

The person heading up the Prize contacts is our wonderful Advertising Manager, Scott Stahley. (He’s also the guy who has the job of convincing sponsors that the CGChallenge winners deserve such awesome prizes in the first place :)). If any winners have any doubts or concerns, drop him a line at (Make sure to include all of your details).


Thank you. :slight_smile:


Where can we now download XSI. The download page has gone now that 7 is released, and it is not listed in the Older Versions section.

Also, being the student/teacher version, is it possible to purchase maintenance? I’ve E-mailed sails at Softimage, but not had any reply.

Thanks for any help.



Hey all,
Congrats to all the winners and contestants.
Any word on when the next challenge is?


Any word on when the next challenge is?

Soon I hope :slight_smile:


Yeah, a new one would be nice, but I can’t even begin to imagine the work load that lies behind these challenges.
I havn’t been participating in the latest, but they are so inspirational to follow. I love how open they are. They really gives a unique view behind the scenes of some great pieces.

Traditionally it seems like there are 4-5 month between the challenges, and it’s been something like 3 month since Uplift :slight_smile: - so maybe :stuck_out_tongue:




i would love to know when is the next challenge too , cause the last one was totally inspiring , if the mods would give us any sign that would be nice , other wise we will have to wait :smiley:


I’m very anxious to join the next challenge.
I’ve entered in “Eon”, “The Journey Begins”, and “Uplift Universe” and haven,t been able to finish a single one due to work deadlines and opening a new studio.
Now i’m all set and have the time to enter and complete the challenge finally.
I really wanted to finish the Uplift Univ erse one, i would have been great at that one with the idea i had for it.
I hope the next one is just as cool.
I know it will be, they all are.


Hi there…

I must renew my cgportfolio account until 2008\10\22.
I won one free cg portfolio account in the last Cg challenge (Uplift Universe) here on cgtalk. What can I do to use the prize to renew the cg portfolio account?

thanks in advance,

PS: And what about the other prizes? I just received the prizes from Ballistic at the moment… :hmm:


All good now! :slight_smile:

Leonard Teo renew my account 2 minutes ago! :slight_smile:
Thanks!! :slight_smile:

And I received an email from Softimage saying that XSI Essentials is being prepare to be sended to here!
Thanks Softimage! :thumbsup:


Any news about the new contest? :bounce:


They started to post clues in this thread.