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SCRIPTING 101 (part 1 of the Automatic Rigging series)

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Scrip101 is a beginner level training DVD for Softimage XSI. It introduces XSI artists to scripting techniques using both VBscript and Jscript.
Scripting 101 requires no prerequisite programming knowledge. The author will introduce programming concepts in an artist friendly manner, and will finish off by producing 2 scripts, the Spacer Tool and and Rig Guide scripts.

Scripting 101 is a beginner level training DVD for Softimage XSI. It introduces XSI artists to scripting techniques using both VBscript and Jscript.
Scripting 101 requires no prerequisite programming knowledge. The author will introduce programming concepts in an artist friendly manner, and will finish off by producing 2 scripts, the Spacer Tool and and Rig Guide scripts.

This DVD is part 1 of a series. It is highly recommended that you also get the Automatic Rigging DVD that follows on where this DVD finishes off.

Duration: 2 hours 38mn   Platform: Softimage 7 and above
Author: Charbel Koueik

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AUTOMATIC RIGGING (part 2 of the Automatic Rigging series)

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 Price: 99 USD      Format: Download      BUY NOW! 

Scrip101 is a beginner level training DVD for Softimage XSI. It introduces XSI artists to scripting techniques using both VBscript and Jscript.
Scripting 101 requires no prerequisite programming knowledge. The author will introduce programming concepts in an artist friendly manner, and will finish off by producing 2 scripts, the Spacer Tool and and Rig Guide scripts.
Automatic Rigging is an intermediate level training DVD for Softimage XSI. It builds on concepts acquired in Scripting 101 to script out the creation of an advanced film quality rig using both VBscript and Jscript.
Automatic Rigging starts off by creating functions that will be used to automate the process of building the RiggingPRO rig, with advanced features such as automatic twisting, stretching, an animation control panel and much more...
The finished addon is supplied for free with this DVD.

Duration: 6 hours 25 mn   Platform: Softimage 6.x and above
Author: Charbel Koueik

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RIGGINGPRO for Softimage

riggingpro-xsi-box Price: 79 USD      Format: Download      BUY NOW! 

Scrip101 is a beginner level training DVD for Softimage XSI. It introduces XSI artists to scripting techniques using both VBscript and Jscript.
Scripting 101 requires no prerequisite programming knowledge. The author will introduce programming concepts in an artist friendly manner, and will finish off by producing 2 scripts, the Spacer Tool and and Rig Guide scripts.

RiggingPRO is an advanced rigging training DVD for Softimage XSI. It features IK FK Blending, arm leg spine stretching, custom paramters, Automatic and Manual Twisting, color coding and much more. RiggingPRO will start off from scratch with a humanoid model (supplied with the DVD) and ends up with a film-production-level rig ready to animate. All the steps are included. Source files included. No scripts or plugins required.

Duration: 3 hours 47mn   Platform: Softimage 7 and above
Author: Charbel Koueik

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TECHNICAL DIRECTOR TRAINING 1

td1-box Price: 79 USD      Format: Download      BUY NOW! 

Scrip101 is a beginner level training DVD for Softimage XSI. It introduces XSI artists to scripting techniques using both VBscript and Jscript.
Scripting 101 requires no prerequisite programming knowledge. The author will introduce programming concepts in an artist friendly manner, and will finish off by producing 2 scripts, the Spacer Tool and and Rig Guide scripts.

Technical Director Volume 1 is an intermediate level training DVD for Softimage XSI. It builds on concepts acquired in Scripting 101 to introduce Scripted Operators using Jscript.

Technical Director Volume 1 starts off by showcasing the difference between expressions and scripted operators, and after several practical examples, finishes off by coding, from scratch, a Measuring Tape Plugin.

Vectors and Transformations are explained in much detail. Although ICE is not covered in this series, the math presented makes it the perfect introduction to ICE!

Scene files and scripts are included with this DVD.

Note: The Dynamo addon is NOT bundled with this DVD

Duration: 4 hours    Platform: Softimage 7.x and above
Author: Charbel Koueik

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TECHNICAL DIRECTOR TRAINING 2

td2-box Price: 99 USD      Format: Download      BUY NOW! 

Scrip101 is a beginner level training DVD for Softimage XSI. It introduces XSI artists to scripting techniques using both VBscript and Jscript.
Scripting 101 requires no prerequisite programming knowledge. The author will introduce programming concepts in an artist friendly manner, and will finish off by producing 2 scripts, the Spacer Tool and and Rig Guide scripts.

Technical Director Volume 2 is a beginner level scripting DVD for Softimage XSI.

Technical Director Volume 2 starts off by constructing motion control Scripted Operators for easing and spring effects. Covering basic math and physics theories, the DVD will showcase the creation of the DYNAMO scripted plugin.

The DYNAMO plugin is included with this DVD (32 bit only)

Duration: 6 hours    Platform: Softimage 7.x and above
Author: Charbel Koueik

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INTERACTIVE VEHICLE RIG

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Ever wanted to know how the Pro's do it? You want to master the use of Math and Expressions within XSI?Want to stunn your boss with your technical abilities? If your answer is YES, then Interactive Vehicle Rigging is for you. Interactive Vehicle Rig is a video training kit for Softimage XSI that explains in full detail the process of creating interactive vehicle simulations using XSI's dynamics system. It's very much like building a car game control system within XSI.

This is a legacy title and the methods shown might not apply to the latest version of Softimage.

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ARCHITECTURAL MODELING

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ntroduction to Architectural Modeling is a beginner level training kit that introduces the exciting world of architectural modeling under the Softimage XSI 4 platform. The author starts from a 2D floor plan imported from AutoCAD, and builds upon it until a complete house structure is finished, enabling you to create any imaginable 3D structure starting from a 2D plan. Special attention is given to units and precise measurements, so that the final product is accurate and still compatible with the general XSI unit system.
Also covered in detail are techniques used to create Parametric Doors and Windows. You will be learning how to create these objects procedurally, and give them a parametric user interface, so they can be used in any architectural project.

Introduction to Architectural Modeling is a beginner level training kit that introduces the exciting world of architectural modeling under the Softimage XSI 4 platform. The author starts from a 2D floor plan imported from AutoCAD, and builds upon it until a complete house structure is finished, enabling you to create any imaginable 3D structure starting from a 2D plan. Special attention is given to units and precise measurements, so that the final product is accurate and still compatible with the general XSI unit system.Also covered in detail are techniques used to create Parametric Doors and Windows. You will be learning how to create these objects procedurally, and give them a parametric user interface, so they can be used in any architectural project.

This is a legacy title and the methods shown might not apply to the latest version of Softimage.

Duration: 2 hours Author: Charbel Koueik Platform: Softimage 4

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CHARACTER ANIMATION 1

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Character Animation Vol I is a self-paced Video Training tutorial for Softimage XSI 4 . It introduces the basic principles of Character Animation and applies this knowledge to the XSI workflow, taking advantage of the powerful capabilities of the Animation Mixer.

Rated 9/10 for tutorial quality in 3DWORLD magazine!

This is a legacy title and the methods shown might not apply to the latest version of Softimage.

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ICE STRAND DYNAMICS

ICE-Strand-Dynamics-box Price: 89 USD      Format: Download      BUY NOW! 

Scrip101 is a beginner level training DVD for Softimage XSI. It introduces XSI artists to scripting techniques using both VBscript and Jscript.
Scripting 101 requires no prerequisite programming knowledge. The author will introduce programming concepts in an artist friendly manner, and will finish off by producing 2 scripts, the Spacer Tool and and Rig Guide scripts.

ICE Strand Dynamics is an intermediate level training DVD covering Strands and Verlet Dynamics in Softimage ICE. It starts with the basics of strand emission, from nulls and geometry, and ends up with a complete system for dynamic strand simulation.

The topics covered range from creating hair, colliding with geometry, designing a Radial Spring System, and finally to creating Dynamics Curves using ICE.

It's important to note that the author does not use any of the built-in or third party compounds available on the net. Instead, all the nodes are custom built from scratch, exposing the user to all the mathematical intricacies involved in developing a complex dynamics system.  

Scene files and compounds are included with this DVD.

Duration: 2 hrs 47 mn     Platform: Softimage 7.x and above     Author: Charbel Koueik

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ICE TRAIN SYSTEM

ICE-Train-System-box Price: 60 USD      Format: Download      BUY NOW! 

Scrip101 is a beginner level training DVD for Softimage XSI. It introduces XSI artists to scripting techniques using both VBscript and Jscript.
Scripting 101 requires no prerequisite programming knowledge. The author will introduce programming concepts in an artist friendly manner, and will finish off by producing 2 scripts, the Spacer Tool and and Rig Guide scripts.

ICE Train System is a beginner level training DVD covering the use of strands in ICE to create a parametric train system complete with automatically  rotating wheels. The title also covers the creation of a railroad using ICE.

Scene files and compounds are included with this DVD.

Duration: 1 hr 35 mn    Platform: Softimage 7.x and above     Author: Charbel Koueik

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ICE FLOCKING

3dquakers-flocking-training-icon200x200px Price: 75 USD      Format: Download     BUY NOW!                                

ICE Flocking is a beginner level training kit covering rules and techniques for flocking behavior using Softimage ICE. It's targetng the users who would like to take advantage of the immense power that ICE provides, but are too intimidated by its apparent complexity. The title aims at presenting the flocking problem as a series of rules, and use ICE as a tool to tackle these rules, solving them one at a time.

The topics in this title focus mainly on manipulating particles using velocity vectors, thus rendering the resulting flocking compounds fully compatible with other factory compounds, also operating on velocities.

It's important to note that the author does not use any third party compounds available on the net. Instead, all the compounds are custom built from scratch, exposing the user to all the mathematical intricacies involved in developing an intelligent flocking behavioral system.

Scene files and compounds are included with this DVD.

Duration: 2 hrs 31 mn     Platform: Softimage 2011 and above     Author: Charbel Koueik

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