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Introduction to XSI 7

by Kyle Green

Learn the fundamentals of modeling, texturing, lighting, animating, rigging, rendering, and a production-proven workflow to ICE. Software required: XSI 7.0 or higher.

What you'll learn

Learn the fundamentals of modeling, texturing, lighting, animating, rigging, rendering, and a production-proven workflow to ICE. Contains nearly seven hours of project-based training and time-saving techniques to working with XSI 7. Perfect for artists new to XSI and seeking a refresher. Popular highlights include: In-depth Overview of XSI Interface; Navigation and Tools; Customizing User Experience; Polygon Modeling Workflows; Extruding Faces and Edges; Extracting Geometry; Assigning Materials and Textures; Material Manager; Creating Shader Networks with Render Tree; Texture Layer Editor; UV Projections and Sub-projections; Creating Custom Shelves and Toolbars; Rotoscope Preparation; Lights and Shadow Types; Creating ICE Tree Networks; Applying Dynamic Forces to ICE Particles; Building Particle Volume Shaders for Rendering; Deformers; Path Animation; Parenting Objects; Utilizing the Render Region; Automating Animation with Linked Parameters; Keying Panel to Create and Manipulate Keyframes; Understanding the Operator Stack. Software required: XSI 7.0 or higher.

Table of contents

Introduction and Project Overview
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Introduction to XSI 7
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About the author

Kyle was one of the first authors for Digital-Tutors, now a Pluralsight company. and has been a part of the team for over 10 years. Kyle began his career in computer graphics education as a college instructor and worked as a Digital-Tutors rendering tutor and curriculum manager since 2002. Kyle has contributed to many of the most popular projects and helped the Digital-Tutors team win awards throughout the company's history. Kyle has had the honor of having his art exhibited at the New York ... more

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