Mastering Materials with Softimage XSI.
2 Video set featuring a materials interface overview, 19 sample projects and a complete reference section showing the location of each command from Softimage 3D to XSI.
Rigging with animated expressions in softimage XSI.
This set is in 10 parts and is about building a butterfly which is controlled by animated expressions. We look at building a rig and driving its motion by expressions. All the driven elements are controlled by sliders and all of this without key framing!
Roadkill For XSI: one click UV Unwrapping .
Roadkill is a UV unwrapper heavily based on the unwrapper used in Blender. Roadkill For XSI is a plugin that interfaces with Roadkill to let you unwrap UVs directly in XSI. Cut lines are marked in XSI by selecting edges prior to unwrapping. You can unwrap UVs with a single click or have XSI have Roadkill start up in GUI mode and unwrap interactively.
Scripting Notes .
At the NCCA, Bournemouth Uni I cover scripting in XSI along with another colleague of mine.
We use the first term as a basis for introducing programming concepts,
so although a little soft on the XSI side it covers most of the aspects that we go onto to use in the 2 other terms.
These notes correspond to some of the material that I cover in that first term and as such represent only about 50% of what we actually teach.