3D Content Creation with SOFTIMAGE|XSI®, part one of the MOD Your World training series from Noesis Interactive, focuses on teaching how to “Build Your Character”. Learn the nuts and bolts of the SOFTIMAGE|XSI interface, polygon modeling, texture application, generate props from scratch, and follow step-by-step instructions for creating biped characters. The DVD covers the basics of SOFTIMAGE|XSI 3D software including 3D layout, modeling, texturing, prop and character modeling and provides you with all the short cuts and tips you need to know to get to the ultimate goal – integrating your own characters, props, and maps into video games.
Character Design & Integration with Half-Life®2, part two of the Noesis Interactive, MOD Your World training series, teaches how to “Share Your Character” by focusing on creating and implementing your own characters within Half-Life®2 Deathmatch. Using custom templates, you’ll begin by quickly transforming ordinary facial photos to deathmatch in no time. Then, learn the extensive character creation tools of SOFTIMAGE|XSI. Demystify rigging, weighting and learn how to prepare your models to be exported to various game engines. And finally, learn how to test, perfect, and export your 3D characters from SOFTIMAGE|XSI into Half-Life®2 Deathmatch.