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Old 03-08-2006, 04:14 AM   #61
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so vlad, what makes you like XSI so much especially if you are taking classes whcih uses maya, why not use maya for personal learning? I found more ppl who use XSI uses maya as a 2nd program instead of 3dsMax so im thinking there is a connection so Im curious
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Old 03-08-2006, 12:43 PM   #62
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i find xsi to be better than maya on so many levels, especially rendering and modeling

plus demand for xsi users are rising more and more.

knowing maya is like something i can always fall back on. maya is fun and capable, and sometimes fustrating,
i like both. but use xsi at home and maya in school. :p

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Old 04-08-2006, 05:39 AM   #63
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hes finished.
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Old 04-08-2006, 06:57 AM   #64
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Real nice going Vlad, cant wait to see it textured.
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oh my god....that looks amazing. I am truly discouraged.lol
How'd you get your render to look like that?
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Old 04-08-2006, 01:57 PM   #66
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Ha Vlad sorry to bother you one last time. What are your setting for those renders because they are sweet. I just started using this program since i seen everyone at siggraph using it so i was like hmm let me try. Also when you smooth, are you using the smooth or subdivisions.
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Vlad, you are so talented. Are you freelancing? working in a studio?
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Old 04-08-2006, 03:23 PM   #68
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thanks Minstrel.

im a student now, graduating next month. maybe :p

for the render [XSI] i use a phong then plug the MR ao shader into the ambient. and plug the output of the AO into an intensity node, then plug the outvalue of the intensity in the color.

same thing in maya but u would use a clamp node instead of a intensity node. i get same results both apps use same mental ray renderers version and almost same lights.
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Old 04-08-2006, 04:16 PM   #69
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Thanks man, I cant wait to test it out
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Hey Vlad - that is looking just awesome - I really like those stumpy toes and that cool skull thing round his neck - great work mate!
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wow, i really love the detail on the character....
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Old 31-08-2006, 04:34 PM   #72
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Great work.

I also am a student. I'm specializing in character setup and this looks like a fun model to rig, if you'd like to see it move or in an animation (I have animators that would have a blast with that).

PM me if you'd like to let me rig it for my reel (with creds to you)
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Old 31-08-2006, 08:31 PM   #73
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thanks.
but another buddy of mine http://www.technocraftonline.com/] already rigged it.
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