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by Rork
10 Nov 2017, 10:31
Forum: News
Topic: Lagoa EOL
Replies: 17
Views: 650

Re: Lagoa EOL

Despite the potential it had in SI, I don't think I ever used it on a project..... But like Fabric, this is just another application in the long list of 3D apps that were. And at some point 3DStudio Max, Maya, Modo, Lightwave, Cinema 4D etc. will go the same way. It's the nature of the software beas...
by Rork
30 Oct 2017, 16:37
Forum: News
Topic: The return of Mudbox?
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: The return of Mudbox?

Is it too late? Yes, I think so. As you say, ZBrush has become the 'standard' of 3D sketching/modeling/prototyping/<insert stuff>, and everything else will be measured against it. Even 3DCoat, which is very much up to spec imho, has a small userbase compared to ZBrush. For Autodesk to revive MB, the...
by Rork
20 Oct 2017, 12:01
Forum: Rendering
Topic: Old XSI project not rendering properly.....
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Re: Old XSI project not rendering properly.....

Hi, Thanks for your thoughts! A new pass with a new material will render, as with a new material override on the non-rendering pass itself. My theory atm is that the SI|3D subsystem was helping XSI 7 in rendering the converted nodes from SI|3D. But as later versions of (Softimage|)XSI were 64 bit, t...
by Rork
19 Oct 2017, 10:21
Forum: Rendering
Topic: Old XSI project not rendering properly.....
Replies: 5
Views: 92

Old XSI project not rendering properly.....

Hi all, I'm trying to render out a scene coming from XSI 7.0, in SI 2014. The main issue here is that the scene was imported from SI|3D (yes... that old) into XSI 7.0. Rendering works after import and converting the scene into a SI one. But opening the same scene in 2014 renders out completely black...
by Rork
19 Oct 2017, 10:06
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Blender turning into a standard?
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Blender turning into a standard?

Mathaeus wrote:
17 Oct 2017, 00:37
IMO Blender deserves to be standard, they managed to get very well balanced general 3d app. If not, perhaps we'll be tortured by some Adobe invention, or who knows what else.
Have no fear, Paint 3D is here... ;P
by Rork
16 Oct 2017, 13:33
Forum: News
Topic: Substance Painter Live Link plugin
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Substance Painter Live Link plugin

From HedgeHog Labs:


Unfortunately SI support is MIA. Arnold, RedShift and EVEE support. :-)

rob
by Rork
13 Oct 2017, 09:47
Forum: News
Topic: Arnold 5 release
Replies: 18
Views: 1640

Re: Arnold 5 release

Nice!

I haven't tested Arnold 5 in XSI yet, only in <cough> Maya. I like the new PBR workflow, especially with Painter or Quixel it makes nice renders :)
Although in a lot of scenes RedShift is a lot faster still.

rob
by Rork
10 Oct 2017, 15:51
Forum: News
Topic: The return of Mudbox?
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: The return of Mudbox?

Just get 3DCoat, you'll be a happier person.... ;-)
by Rork
10 Oct 2017, 09:57
Forum: News
Topic: The return of Mudbox?
Replies: 16
Views: 565

Re: The return of Mudbox?

I wouldn't believe AD on their pretty blue eyes yet...... MB was, and still is a nice alternative for sculpting to ZBrush or 3DCoat. The layer based approach in MB draw me in when first introduced to it. But I haven't touched it in years, and for the 3D painting part there are other more capable app...
by Rork
22 Sep 2017, 13:52
Forum: Softimage Mod Tool
Topic: mod tool 7.5 on windows 10
Replies: 9
Views: 542

Re: mod tool 7.5 on windows 10

Maybe a tip is to install something like VMWare or Virtualbox, and keep older versions of the OS and some apps as a virtual pc.
Especially when doing a lot of web based work this is quite useful.

heck, I once installed Windows 98 again as a VPC just to replay Riven ;)

rob
by Rork
18 Sep 2017, 20:28
Forum: Cooperation & Jobs
Topic: Need a soft Image master
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Need a soft Image master

HI Luc-Eric, Yes, v7 is the last version, you're right. And if I recall correctly, part of SI|3D was embedded in XSI just for being able to import the scene files? There has already been some back and forth emails about the request made, and it will be interesting to see how much is retrievable. Now...
by Rork
16 Sep 2017, 17:46
Forum: Cooperation & Jobs
Topic: Need a soft Image master
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Need a soft Image master

With a Softimage movie you mean a Softimage 3D project/scene right? If so, I don't think many of us have that still running somewhere. There was a time when earlier versions of Softimage XSI were able to open up the old format and convert it, but it was removed after the 3rd? version or so. Might be...
by Rork
12 Sep 2017, 16:05
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Update to phpBB 3.2.1
Replies: 72
Views: 1764

Re: Update to phpBB 3.2.1

Nice tip about the browser zooming, didn't know it will take care of the layout. Nice!

rob
by Rork
12 Sep 2017, 14:24
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Update to phpBB 3.2.1
Replies: 72
Views: 1764

Re: Update to phpBB 3.2.1

Does the forum has a font size preference somewhere? I find the current size (10pt..?) a tad small, especially with large pieces of text.

It's my age dammit! I can't read properly anymore!! @-)

rob
by Rork
06 Sep 2017, 10:37
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Update to phpBB 3.2.1
Replies: 72
Views: 1764

Re: Update to phpBB 3.2.1

Wow!
This is a nice surprise guys!

Kudos and virtual beers to all involved. Well done!! :-bd ^:)^

rob
by Rork
30 Aug 2017, 18:57
Forum: Announcements
Topic: RNDR
Replies: 2
Views: 185

Re: RNDR

That is a good idea. btw anyone here is invested in ether currency? All the digital currency is still too 'Wild West' for me. The history, hacks, frauds, government regulation and convictions of the early 'settlers' doesn't give me a fuzzy feeling ;) Also, only a handful of people actually made mon...