SOFTIMAGE|XSI is production-proven 3D animation software for games, film and television. XSI offers a complete 3D modeling, animation, rendering and development toolset out of the box.
Built on a new, highly extensible architecture, XSI gives 3D professionals unparalleled power and flexibility to bring your creative visions to life quickly and profitably.
XSI 7 introduces ICE (Interactive Creative Environment), a groundbreaking technology that transforms XSI from just another 3D product into a powerful and flexible open platform.
ICE greatly improves collaboration between artists and technical directors, allowing them to create custom tools and effects visually, see the results interactively, and do it all without scripting. Effects built or modified in ICE are performance tuned and multi-threaded, so they perform at maximum efficiency across all available processors.
Architecture & INTERFACE
-An elegant, intuitive and customizable interface gives users complete control and flexibility.
-XSI is designed to be fully non-destructive. This means that you can make changes without losing work, and easily re-use work you've already done.
-An extremely fast subdivision surface modeler and intuitive toolset give you everything you need to create amazing 3D models.
Rigging & Character Tools
-TD's prefer XSI. Its flexible rigging and character toolset makes it a standout package for productions needing complex character work.
-XSI is the first truly non-linear animation software, providing animation mixing and layering tools for creating and reusing animations.
-XSI is packed with tools for particles, hair, Syflex Cloth, PhysX dynamics, and crowds. And now you can build complex simulations extremely quickly using ICE.
Lights & Cameras
-XSI provides a complete set of lighting tools (including indirect lighting) and physically accurate cameras.
Shading & Texturing
-Shading in XSI is extremely powerful with the Render Tree, allowing you to create complex shaders quickly and flexibly. A full suite of texturing and UV editing tools are also available.
Compositing & Paint
-XSI comes with a fully integrated compositor that includes a 2D raster and vector painting tools.
-For production studios, XSI comes with a robust referencing system. XSI is also pipeline friendly, boasting Crosswalk technology that allows it to work with 3ds Max and Maya scenes.
-XSI boasts tight integration with mental ray (3.6) and has an open rendering architecture that supports 3rd party renderers.
-With realtime shaders, normal mapping, and export to numerous game engines, XSI provides a production-proven toolset for creating compelling 3D content for games.
Recommended: Dual Quad Core Processor Workstation (Intel or AMD processors)
Minimum: P4 class PC
Recommended for support of the advanced features of DirectX 9 and DirectX 10:
Support for OpenGL 2.0 and higher AND DX 9.0c and higher
Minimum: Support for OpenGL 1.5
To run XSI, you can be a Restricted user (Users), Standard user (Power Users), or an Administrator.
To install and license XSI, you must be an Administrator.
Available hard-disk space
1 GB or more. Setup requires additional temporary disk space for your system’s temporary folder when
decompressing files during installation.
TCP/IP service protocol installed on both client and server computers.
1 GB of RAM required minimum.
1280 x 1024 screen resolution recommended.
A web browser to view any HTML documentation.
Internet Explorer version 5.5 or later to use the Net View tool.
Network adaptor with internet connection for licensing (non-internet connected licensing is also supported)
A DVD drive if installing the software or browsing the media from the Softimage.