OT:XSI price drop, how is Maxon gonna compete ?


#81

totally agree with that, for creating stills c4d 9 now has everything I’ve ever wanted from a 3d app

xsi is still interesting though with all the training DVDs, but I wonder how long this low price will last


#82

I won’t be replacing C4D either, since Maxon is a rising star and C4D9 looks impressive.

But getting XSI foundation for £300+ is a no brainer, especially with those 5 DVDs. I don’t think they will lower it even more though ;), so I guess the prices will stay as they are for a while.


#83

totally agree, if I had more time on my hand I would immediately get the XSI essentials.
Its a great program at a great price.
But I will use up my time budget for learning in catching up with the new R9 and Z-Brush 2.
Olli


#84

still bugging me that Z-Brush 2 still isn’t out for the Mac :banghead: :banghead:


#85

I awoke today and read my news and learned that XSI had dropped their price. At first I was dumbfounded by their arrogance. And next I was enamoured with the possibilities.

So then, I ate my morning yogurt, got on my bus, went to Siggraph and saw C4D 9…and you know what…all the news I witnessed this morning only makes me feel better that C4D is an app that I embraced 6 months ago and truly love.

Maxon…you guys know quality.

Thank you for sharing it with us humble artists.

Keep up the amazing work!

:applause:


#86

video training module or something like that.
basically Sketch and toon and Bodypaint 2 shipped with quick start video training as way of introduction to the new apps.


#87

But do we still need it that bad, I wonder? What does Zbruush 2 has to offer that makes it really worth it now? Just curious…

odo


#88

What does Z2 have?-- you have to use it to believe–
what about : generate a hi-detail displacement Mesh that makes a low-poly crash-test dummy mesh become a full muscled Arnold schwarzenegger after rendering with Micropolydisplacement—
and create that in 2-4 hours of z-sculpting (No kidding, its incredibly fast).
Z-2 really is a kind of its own and has no competition whatsoever…

Olli


#89

^^ Exactly why I wish they’d finally come up with the Mac version :cry:


#90

hey olli don’t suppose you know of any siggraph news from those guys?


#91

It is to be available Sept-04.


#92

Flingster, no, I dont—
would surprise me though if they came up with something new, Z2 is so brand new–on the other hand, pixologic is good for surprises— who knows.

Olli


#93

From todays Pixologic forum: I’m currently at SIGGRAPH and can’t spend as much time on ZBC as I would like to, but I wanted to share this with you right away: The Macintosh version is being optimized for speed, and the final stage of beta testing is underway. I will be posting a release date as soon as that information is available.

So the MAC-version is nearly there. Well I will absolutely check it out. Sounds cool!

odo


#94

cheers guys…:thumbsup:


#95

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