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Softimage Training Video Resources - Free & Commercial

Post by Rork » 08 Mar 2011, 19:11

The following thread will be a list of available Softimage Training Video Resources on the web.
This list is, and will never be complete, but we'll try anyway! ;-)

For the Softimage Plugins or Addons Resources thread go here


Free Stuff:

Threads on other Forums:
Training Material thread on XSIBase.com
Note: Some of the links in those threads are not working anymore. We'll try to find alternatives or find them again.


Vimeo

The 'official' Vimeo XSI Tutorials Channel
The 'official' Vimeo XSI ICE related videos Channel


Misc Websites:
:ymparty: The training video's hosted on the VAST website are now also accessible to people outside the US. :ymparty:
I zipped and uploaded all the DVD's to a FileFactory account:

Softimage XSI 4 "Principles" DVD on FileFactory for download.
Or now to be watched on Youtube via this thread

Softimage XSI 4 "Production Series" DVD set on FileFactory for download. (Animating, Modeling/Texturing, Rendering & Concepts, Simulation)
Or now to be watched on YouTube via this thread.

Softimage XSI 5 "First Contact" & "Tips and Tricks" Video DVD's on FileFactory
Softimage XSI 5 written tutorial training on FileFactory: PDF/HTML & Scenefiles
According to the FileFactory policy, these files will stay available as long as they have a certain download ratio. So it will be up to you!! ;)

:-B Big thanks to user AceMasterMind who spends -probably quite some- time putting the videos on Youtube. :-B


redi-vivus Several free training video's to be found here, get the following download list by email from the website:

Transition training:
Graig Slagel - Introduction into Softimage
XSI 6.x Cert. Training - DVD 1 - Softimage Overview

Modeling:
XSI 6.x Cert. Training - DVD 2&3 - Modeling a Colt and Human Head

Animation:
XSI 6.x Cert. Training - DVD 4,5&6 - Character Setup & Animation
XSI 7.x Cert. Training - Cloth
XSI 7.x Cert. Training - Hair
XSI 7.x Cert. Training - MOTOR
XSI 7.x Cert. Training - Skeleton Rigging and Character Setup

Rendering:
XSI 6.x Cert. Training - DVD 7&8 - Lighhting, Rendering, Passes & Compositing Pipeline

ICE:
Graig Slagel - Introduction into ICE

Workflow:
XSI 7.x Cert. Training - Reference Models

(*) NOTE!! The full XSI 7 Certification Training can now be watched on Youtube via this thread (*)
In addition to this, I zipped and uploaded the XSI 7 Certification Training Project Files to my FileFactory account. So if you only want to watch the videos on YT, but still have the scenefiles as a separate download. Enjoy!! :-B

Graig Slaigel's XSI Transition Training can now be watched on Youtube as well via this link
Graig Slaigel's XSI ICE Training can now be watched on Youtube as well via this link


Other free training found outside redi-vivus, some are free examples of commercial training:

Modeling 2
Modeling tutorials on 3d-palace
The formatting of that page seems to change every couple of weeks, I guess they are trying out different layouts to see which works best.

Misc Free Samples
Misc. sample videos from i3DTutorial

Misc sample videos from DigitalTutors

ICE related:
Paul Smith's aka Poobie's expanding set of ICE tutorials
Chris Marshall's ICE Tutorial(s) and Examples
Mootzoid's plugin example and tutorial videos
Softimage XSI ICE Motion Design Tutorial set (5) on StudioDaily
Adam Sale's ICE related videos on Facial Rigging & Shape Management

StudioNEST - Misc:
Melena Hair tutorials

Sorairo's Melena Tutorials:
Basic Melena Tutorial
Creating strands from curves and styling

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Re: Softimage Training Video Resources - Free & Commercial

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Re: Softimage Training Video Resources - Free & Commercial

Post by Rork » 08 Mar 2011, 19:12

Commercial Video Training Resources:

The official Autodesk Websites:
Note: Although this is free training, I thought it best to put this under the commercial section.

Softimage Wiki Tutorials Page
Note: This page isn't updated often, and lot's of links are gone missing
The Official YouTube AD Softimage Learning Channel
Stephen Blair's 2012 ICE Modeling Videos on Screencast.com
The library also contains several Softimage tricks and tips videos. Just move up the folders

Note on the DigitalTutors Training material:
As DT annoyingly stepped away from physical DVD's/Courses into subscription, it's very hard to 'catagorize' their training as there is no real course setup anymore.
A search on all Softimage related training can be found here
http://www.digitaltutors.com/09/trainin ... om=1&to=10
The ones mentioned below are a subset of these courses.

Transition/Introduction:
i3D - Maya to Softimage Conversion:Introduction
i3D - Introduction to Softimage

Design3 - Introduction to Softimage
Design3 - Content Creation in Softimage

DigitalTutors - Introduction to XSI 6
DigitalTutors - - Introduction into XSI 7

Formacd - Introduction to Softimage 2012 !!in French!!

Modeling & Texturing:
i3D - Introduction to Polygon Modeling
i3D - Introduction to SubD Modeling
i3D - Introduction to Polygon Modeling: Softimage 2011

CMIVFX - Advanced Modeling Techniques

DigitalTutors - Introduction to Modeling in XSI

The Gnomon Workshop - Vitaly Bulgarov - 3D Design for Production
The Gnomon Workshop - Vitaly Bulgarov - Character Design and Modeling for Next-Gen Games

The Gnomon Workshop - Aaron Sims Building Creatures in ZBrush and XSI
The Gnomon Workshop - Aaron Sims Creature Design with Aaron Sims Vol. 1
The Gnomon Workshop - Aaron Sims Creature Design with Aaron Sims Vol. 2

Design3 - Modeling Basics in Softimage 2011
Design3 - Texturing Basics in Softimage 2011
Design3 - Intermediate Modeling in Softimage 2011 - Truck
Design3 - Character Design and Integration with Softimage

Formacd - Modeling, Texturing and Lighting in Softimage 2012 !!in French!!

Animation:
i3D Introduction to Dynamics

3DQuakers RiggingPro

3D Mastermind Character in motion

CMIVXF - Rigging with Maya and Softimage Pt. I by Simon Payne
CMIVXF - Softimage Facial Retopo and Rigging for Animation
CMIVXF - Anatomy of Motion
CMIVXF - Animation in Nature
CMIVXF - Animation Principles
CMIVXF - Combat Animation

DigitalTutors Introduction to Animation Mixer in XSI
DigitalTutors Introduction to Character Development Kit in XSI
DigitalTutors Introduction to Rigging in XSI
DigitalTutors Introduction to Animation in XSI

Design3 Real-Time Character Animation - Source Game engine
Design3 Advanced Character Animation - Source Game engine

Formacd - Animation in Softimage 2012 !!in French!!

Lighting & Rendering:

CMIVXF - Lights, Rendering and Passes with Gustavo Eggert Boehs
CMIVXF - Render Tree with Gustavo Eggert Boehs

i3D Introduction to Mental Ray in Softimage
i3D Introduction to the RenderTree
i3D Rendering with Softimage|XSI v.I: mental ray
i3D Rendering with Softimage|XSI v.II: mental ray

DigitalTutors Introduction to Lighting in XSI 6+

Formacd - Modeling, Texturing and Lighting inSoftimage !!in French!!

Scripting/TD:
3DQuakers TD Training I
3DQuakers TD Training II
3DQuakers Scripting 101
3DQuakers Automatic Rigging


ICE & Lagoa:
i3D Mastering the Art of ICE Volume I: Breaking the ICE
i3D Mastering the Art of ICE Volume II: Lagoa Multiphysics

CMIVXF - ICE for a Production Pipeline
CMIVXF - ICE:Scalar Data
CMIVXF - ICE Defomers with Gustavo Eggert Boehs

3DQuakers ICE Strand Dynamics
3DQuakers ICE Train System
3DQuakers ICE Flocking

DigitalTutors Getting Started with ICE in SI 2011
DigitalTutors Introduction to ICE in XSI 7
DigitalTutors Using Lagoa in Softimage 2011 SAP
DigitalTutors Professional Series - Particle Integration with ICE and Lagoa in Softimage 2011


If you miss something, please add it to the thread with the weblinks, ask nicely and state the category as well. And I'll add it to the list asap.
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Re: Softimage Training Video Resources - Free & Commercial

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Re: Softimage Training Video Resources - Free & Commercial

Post by Memag » 08 Mar 2011, 21:06

Commercial / Rigging- animation.

Character in motion http://www.3dmastermind.com/

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Re: Softimage Training Video Resources - Free & Commercial

Post by Rork » 31 Mar 2011, 11:47

Added in the free training section: StudioNEST Melena Hair tutorials > Vimeo link.

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Re: Softimage Training Video Resources - Free & Commercial

Post by Hirazi Blue » 31 Mar 2011, 19:58

gaboraa's (AKA Sorairo's) Melena tutorials might be worth adding too...
Basic Melena Tutorial & Creating strands from curves and styling
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Re: Softimage Training Video Resources - Free & Commercial

Post by AceMastermind » 16 Apr 2011, 05:28

This thread on xsibase contains many useful links:
http://www.xsibase.com/netview_forum/in ... adid=33303

Free XSI video tutorials on 3d-palace:
http://www.3d-palace.com/home/tutorial-index/XSI/

Softimage wiki page with links to tutorials:
http://softimage.wiki.softimage.com/ind ... :Tutorials

Free XSI tutorials from i3d:
http://www.i3dtutorials.com/view/Tutori ... -Tutorials

Free Softimage sample videos on design3.com(aka Noesis Interactive)
http://www.design3.com/training-center/ ... /softimage

No video tutorials here but there is a lot of good stuff:
http://caffeineabuse.blogspot.com/
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Re: Softimage Training Video Resources - Free & Commercial

Post by Rork » 16 Apr 2011, 10:44

Hi Ace,

Thanks for the links :)

I added the videolinks to the set above.

For written training we might have to add a new thread, to avoid mixing up the two.
Also videolinks are easier to maintain, as vimeo/youtube/commercial links are not changed often.
Written stuff is often subject to domain shutdown or relocation, and we don't want another list of dead links :(

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Re: Softimage Training Video Resources - Free & Commercial

Post by Rork » 16 Apr 2011, 11:54

I started zipping and uploading the XSI 4 Production and Principles DVD's to a FileFactory account I created.

Hopefully I get them all uploaded this weekend. I also included some info and the scans of the cover and DVD.

Enjoy!

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Re: Softimage Training Video Resources - Free & Commercial

Post by Rork » 26 Apr 2011, 14:46

Again, added some links:

-Vimeo channels for Softimage
-some free & commercial ICE training...

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Re: Softimage Training Video Resources - Free & Commercial

Post by Rork » 02 Jun 2011, 09:53

Hi all,

In respons to AceMastermind's upload of the XSI 7 Cert.Training videos to YouTube, I created a zipped set (appr. 3.6Gb) of the accompanying Project Files and started uploading these to my FileFactory account.
So you don't have to DL the entire set from RediVivus first to get the scenefiles, if you don't want to.

Just look in the first post in this thread, the link is posted there.

Enjoy!! :ymparty:
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Re: Softimage Training Video Resources - Free & Commercial

Post by Hirazi Blue » 02 Jun 2011, 12:42

Great news, Rork...
The 001... numbering of the files probably means you'd have to download them all before you can unzip them?
No criticism there BTW (I wouldn't dare, with all these goodies), just asking...
;)
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Re: Softimage Training Video Resources - Free & Commercial

Post by Rork » 02 Jun 2011, 12:52

yes, you have to DL them all first :-B

It's one massive SI project, containing scenes, images, ICE compounds, rendered images etc.
It made no sense to cut this up, as you still would need all folders to properly open up scenes.

so... there ya go ;)

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Post by Hirazi Blue » 02 Jun 2011, 12:56

I was afraid of that, thanks for the info:
"hey ho, hey ho, its off to the download mines we go!" :p
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Re: Softimage Training Video Resources - Free & Commercial

Post by Nizar » 10 Jun 2011, 18:44

I don't see the excellent tutorials from Gnomon:
Vitaly bulgarov 3d design for production:
http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/news/2 ... roduction/ (coming soon)
Vitaly Bulgarov Character Design and Modeling for Next-Gen Games
http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/store/ ... -Gen-Games

Aaron Sims Building Creatures in ZBrush and XSI
http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/store/ ... -in-ZBrush
Aaron Sims Creature Design with Aaron Sims Vol. 1 and 2
http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/store/ ... ims-Vol.-2
http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/store/ ... ims-Vol.-1

And for free tutorials, AD update his youtube channel with new tutorials:
http://www.youtube.com/user/SoftimageHowTos

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