Introduction to Modeling in XSI

Easily learn time-saving modeling techniques, a modeling tools overview, and a proven workflow for modeling in XSI. Software required: XSI 4 or higher (XSI 6.5 required for project files).
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
February 18, 2008
Duration
4h 22m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
February 18, 2008
Duration
4h 22m
Description

Easily learn time-saving modeling techniques, a modeling tools overview, and a proven workflow for modeling in XSI. Contains over four hours of project-based training. Great for new and beginning artists. Popular highlights include: Overview of Modeling Tools in XSI; Overview of Geometry Types; Polygon Modeling Workflow; Using Rotoscopes as Modeling Reference; Optimizing Geometry; Mirroring Geometry; Working with Curves, Surfaces, and Trims; Lofting Curves to Create Geometry; Adding Edge Resolution; Scene Organization Techniques; Principles of Creating Clean Topology; Creating Custom Toolbars and Shelves; Edge-loop Selections; Strategically Adding Resolution; Removing Resolution; Merging Multiple Pieces of Geometry; Lofting Surfaces; Bridging and Welding Components; Splitting Parallel Edge-loops; Re-routing Geometry Flow; Generating Symmetrical Geometry; Reusing and Repurposing Geometry; Modeling with Deformers; Extruding Geometry Along Curves; Edge Creasing; Naming and Organizing Assets; Interactively Adding Edges Around Objects; Building High-res Geometry with Low-res Cages. Software required: XSI 4 or higher (XSI 6.5 required for project files).

About the author
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.

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