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XSI Mod Tool (Based on SOFTIMAGE|XSI Foundation 4.2) is available for FREE.[http://www.softimage.com/products/Mod/v4/ Official Website]
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XSI Mod Tool (Based on SOFTIMAGE|XSI Foundation 4.2) is available for FREE.[http://www.softimage.com/community/xsi_mod_tool/Default.aspx Official Website]
 
*Download it from: [http://www.download.com/Softimage-XSI-Mod-Tool/3000-2121_4-10357185.html download.com], [http://www.fileplanet.com/files/140000/148790.shtml FilePlanet], [http://www.fileshack.com/file.x?fid=6024 FileShack]
 
*Download it from: [http://www.download.com/Softimage-XSI-Mod-Tool/3000-2121_4-10357185.html download.com], [http://www.fileplanet.com/files/140000/148790.shtml FilePlanet], [http://www.fileshack.com/file.x?fid=6024 FileShack]
*[http://www.softimage.com/MOD/v42/?target=activate Free registration needed]
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*[http://www.softimage.com/community/xsi_mod_tool/activate/default.aspx Free registration needed]
 
*Save scenes in .exp file format which commercial XSI can't read
 
*Save scenes in .exp file format which commercial XSI can't read
 
*Can import .xsi, .3ds, .x files
 
*Can import .xsi, .3ds, .x files
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**Import/export .vmf files
 
**Import/export .vmf files
 
**Valve rigs(default, male, female, guide) included
 
**Valve rigs(default, male, female, guide) included
*See also [http://www.softimage.com/products/Mod/v42/version_limitations/ Version Limitations]
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*See also [http://www.softimage.com/community/xsi_mod_tool/version_limitations/default.aspx Version Limitations]
  
 
==Tutorials==
 
==Tutorials==

Revision as of 08:22, 13 March 2006

Program used to make models for HL2. There are three commercial versions, XSI Foundation, Essentials, and Advanced.


XSI Mod Tool (Based on SOFTIMAGE|XSI Foundation 4.2) is available for FREE.Official Website

  • Download it from: download.com, FilePlanet, FileShack
  • Free registration needed
  • Save scenes in .exp file format which commercial XSI can't read
  • Can import .xsi, .3ds, .x files
  • With Valve Source addon(ValveSource.0105.01.xsiaddon, found in sourcesdk/xsi)
    • Import/export .smd files(7,500-triangle limit for exported models)
    • Import/export .vmf files
    • Valve rigs(default, male, female, guide) included
  • See also Version Limitations

Tutorials

Generic XSI Tutorials

Quickstart Guide for Max/Maya/Lightwave users

Source Tutorials

note: File Structure in this tutorial is outdated. Replace sourcesdk/cstrike_sample_content with sourcesdk_content/cstrike. See Source SDK Files and Directory Structure for details.

Video Tutorials

Creating a prop in XSI and Texturing it with Photoshop by wisemx - 1+ hour video tutorial that shows prop creation process from modeling, texturing to compiling.

Colt 1911 XSI Video Tutorial by desty - 5 hour video tutorial which shows the whole modeling process. Reference pictures and renders file are also available.

3D Buzz - "Introduction to XSI" 5 hour VTM series

3D-Palace

Digital-Tutors - XSI free turorials

Samples

SourceSDK contains various character/weapon/vehicle sample scenes (.scn) for XSI. See "sourcesdk_content/<game name>/modelsrc/..." You can replace the model to make your own characters/weapons/vehicles.

Also there is Korin XSI Mod Tool Scene data released by nkinta. It shows how to make an Alyx replacement model with full facial animations.