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by myara
31 Jan 2018, 04:44
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: TAB menu like NUKE, how about SHIFT+A for Blender on Softimage?
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: TAB menu like NUKE, how about SHIFT+A for Blender on Softimage?

I've never used Nuke, and never used Blender long enough to learn shortcuts so I'm not really sure what are you talking about.

But there was a tab menu but I've never actually used it: XSI Tab Menu
by myara
13 Jan 2018, 10:43
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Resurrecting Softimage From Scratch
Replies: 25
Views: 1115

Re: Resurrecting Softimage From Scratch

Modo was developed by a considerable small, but very experimented team that was the core team of Lightwave. I don't know how many they were, but since they had 7 key members of the Lightwave core development team and were like 30 when they merged with The Foundry, I guess the average could be like 1...
by myara
12 Jan 2018, 04:59
Forum: General & Troubleshooting
Topic: Trouble exporting scene...
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: Trouble exporting scene...

I wrote a few years ago a tool to fix all my texture paths with a local path if the texture has been found inside the Project Folder. It searches first for the texture file and it's parent folder name, just in case you are using 2 files with the same name but with a different folder inside your proj...
by myara
10 Jan 2018, 07:41
Forum: Modeling
Topic: Parametric modeling (Closed linear curves for start)
Replies: 26
Views: 509

Re: Parametric modeling (Closed linear curves for start)

Oh, now I see what you were trying to do. There is an addon called keyvis Curve Tools, it's been written in JScript and it's nGon plugin does exactly that: http://www.keyvis.at/cg-tools/tools-for-softimage/curve-tools/ And although converting degrees to radians is something very simple, you have a c...
by myara
09 Jan 2018, 08:19
Forum: Modeling
Topic: Parametric modeling (Closed linear curves for start)
Replies: 26
Views: 509

Re: Parametric modeling (Closed linear curves for start)

It seems like you only pasted one half of the code.
by myara
07 Jan 2018, 15:10
Forum: Modeling
Topic: Parametric modeling (Closed linear curves for start)
Replies: 26
Views: 509

Re: Parametric modeling (Closed linear curves for start)

JScript is good enough, I’ve been writing Js for years, but it gets messy with large codes. Not as bad as VBS but not as flexible as Python. Now about renaming. In my example I’m creating a curve with CreateCurve, but it should work with SICreateCurve too. crv = CreateCurve( 1, 0, positions, false)(...
by myara
06 Jan 2018, 13:09
Forum: Modeling
Topic: Parametric modeling (Closed linear curves for start)
Replies: 26
Views: 509

Re: Parametric modeling (Closed linear curves for start)

I kinda understand what are you trying to do, I just don't understand how are you going to treat your parameters to make it an all around tool. I mean if you want square based figures, you can add tons of parameters to change the square parts like corners, etc. But how are you going to use these sam...
by myara
05 Jan 2018, 10:52
Forum: Modeling
Topic: Parametric modeling (Closed linear curves for start)
Replies: 26
Views: 509

Re: Parametric modeling (Closed linear curves for start)

I'm not sure I understand what are tou trying to do, but you could try CreateCurve instead. It allows you to put in coordinates so I think it should probably be easier for some cases. I think it would be kinda troublesome to handle these position arrays with JScript. Python would be a better alterna...
by myara
06 Dec 2017, 15:16
Forum: Programming
Topic: accessing color in scripts question
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: accessing color in scripts question

That's the bug, that doesn't work, it only gives you the value of the first one. Try it

It does work with parameters or nestedobjects, but not directly
by myara
06 Dec 2017, 08:22
Forum: Programming
Topic: accessing color in scripts question
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: accessing color in scripts question

I think I've always used NestedObjects or Parameters : myPhong.ambient.parameters('red') So I've never run into this problem but I've just tried what you said and effectively, it seems that the variable gets overwritten to whatever you got first. If I do : - Diffuse First LogMessage (myPhong.diffuse...
by myara
06 Dec 2017, 02:37
Forum: News
Topic: Autodesk to lay off a further 13% of its workforce
Replies: 37
Views: 1422

Re: Autodesk to lay off a further 13% of its workforce

I know we are the minority (we and a few other companies that still use Softimage to some degree) but the fact that you can’t use Softimage once you change to subscription forces us to stay in maintenance and eventually stop renewing it. And yes it is a monopoly because the alternatives aren’t reall...
by myara
03 Dec 2017, 03:57
Forum: News
Topic: Autodesk to lay off a further 13% of its workforce
Replies: 37
Views: 1422

Re: Autodesk to lay off a further 13% of its workforce

And yet they keep increasing their prices, and don’t give me the option of keep using Softimage in subscription...
by myara
16 Nov 2017, 04:19
Forum: General & Troubleshooting
Topic: Convert referenced model to local model?
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Convert referenced model to local model?

Yes you can. AFAIK it's just like saving the model and importing it again. It will save all changes including animations.
by myara
15 Nov 2017, 12:51
Forum: General & Troubleshooting
Topic: Convert referenced model to local model?
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Convert referenced model to local model?

I wasn't sure it was you until your icon changed.
Well, I'm glad it helped :-bd
by myara
15 Nov 2017, 12:30
Forum: General & Troubleshooting
Topic: Convert referenced model to local model?
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Convert referenced model to local model?

Right click Make Reference Model Local should be good enough. If it loses the animations, then apply Delta before making it local. Open your model properties with double click, go to Delta Advanced and Apply Delta You should be able to convert it back to reference later with right click Convert to R...
by myara
02 Nov 2017, 11:14
Forum: Programming
Topic: Manipulate a point in x, y, z
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Re: Manipulate a point in x, y, z

It is possible to do that by getting the PositionArray, iterating, rounding and sending it back to the polygon. Your object will need to be a frozen object without history. You will have to export as an obj with local positions to maintain these values. #Python xsi = Application # Round Decimals Val...