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on this thread i will add XSI reources as i find them in the process of learning the software and solving the problems i come across. i'm just going to add stuff that i personally find useful, so it may or may not be of use to anyone else, but this is where it will all go.

 

Very active forum here as well as interviews, tutorials, etc

http://www.xsibase.com

 

Ridiculous amount of XSI tutorials, links, etc. here

http://edharriss.com/

 

Some good, basic tutorials here. if, unlike me, you are experienced with XSI, skip this one. the english isn't the best but i still thought they were good.

http://www.evermotion.org/?unfold=tutorials

 

Excellent tutorials on the powerful Toon Shaders by Psyop's Todd Akita

http://www.softimage.com/education/Xsi/Sel...m?sorttheme=362

(there are a bunch of tutorials on tecturing on this page as well)

 

Fantastic series of super basic, introductory video tutorials

http://www.3dbuzz.com

it's kind of a hassle to download them, but WELL worth it in my opinion. i learned a ton from them.

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Guest firemind

Originally posted by Sermon:

 

www.radicalmagazine.com

 

it's in spanish this month, but it's pretty simple, i can read it pretty easily even with my meager 3 years of spanish. the dude says the next one will be in english as well. mostly kind of crappy but there's a basic modelling tutorial in there that might be helpful.

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Stuff to avoid is http://www.mesmer.com/, expensive and crappy IMO.

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yah, but the character modeling dvd tho, i dont think is crap, there are some concepts and moves in it that are pretty good to know, ive only seen that one tho, the others might be pure crap., i know this is broadcast design forum and we're not doing Pixar here, but think its a good thing to watch if you are getting into sub D's. watching someone else work and seeing their methods and tactics is always healthy, especially when you just start hitting really tough blueprints right off the bat, like my dumbass. but if you are in going XSI, you probably are going deeper and more hardcore than ppl who are using C4D, in my opinion.

 

the training dvds and tutorials from softimage are pretty good, hopefully you got them free during that special promotion, i bought it right at the booth when they did the big price drop at SIGGRAPH, that was a good day.

 

EDIT_ this ilooks nice

 

http://www.3d-palace.com

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http://www.cg-soup.com

 

SORRY IM POSTING WITH CAPS LOCK ON, I'M RENDERING IN AE AND I NEED EVERY CPU CYCLE I CAN GET

 

ANYWAY, NICE TIDBIT-SIZED ARTICLE ON XSI OPTIMIZATION AND SO FORTH THE ALWAYS AMAZING KIM ALDIS

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the 5 DVD training kit - production series....RULES, it came free with my bundle. I dont think it is free any longer, but it is really really great. from beginner to advanced.

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those DVDs really are great. i got them free too- at student pricing, 4.2 foundations w/ the free production set DVDs was actually cheaper than the DVDs themselves bought separately

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