In addition to advances in animation and data management for
complex 3D scenes, the rendering core within XSI 6 has been enhanced for
increased performance, scalability and extensibility. The software offers
integration with the Mental Ray 3.5 rendering application, and now includes
expanded support for the integration of third-party renderers via a new open
XSI 6 software includes free DVD training from
Digital-Tutors. The five training chapters include: Introduction; Modeling
& Texturing; Animation; Animation & Dynamics; and Lighting and
Rendering, totaling 43 lessons.
Additional highlights of XSI 6 software include a dedicated
toolset for asset transfer to and from other 3D software; a streamlined way to
transfer and move animation and motion capture data between arbitrary XSI rigs
and other 3D software character rigs; a new lightweight production-level
referencing solution that streamlines the process of working with and making
changes to 3D models and scene set-ups; and the Elastic Reality Warper and
Morpher, which allows artists to distort and morph images and sequences.
Pricing is $495 for XSI 6 Foundation; $1,995 for XSI 6
Essentials; and $6,995 for XSI 6 Advanced.