Category Archive for 'User Interface'

Anything pertaining to user interface issues can be found in this category. This is the layer that allows the user to interact with the application either through screen, mouse, keyboard or any other input method.

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wxPython in XSI

January 10th, 2007 by Aloys Baillet. Viewed 26446 times.

You’ll find here some nice discoveries I made trying to use wxPython inside XSI. For that I will assume that you, dear Reader, have some knowledge of Python and UIs…

Animal Logic is also kindly giving you an example XSI Plugin that should be a good starting point if you want to implement a wxPython interface in XSI.

I apologize in advance for the technical and boring stuff ahead… it’s the unfortunate price to pay to get nice and shiny UIs!

Custom Object Model

October 9th, 2006 by Bernard Lebel. Viewed 18523 times.

This article discusses some aspects of object model programming and also serves as a tutorial to design your own code to look and behave like the XSI Object Model. I will talk about Python, classic classes, operator overloading, and code design. I will re-implement at a part of the XSI Object Model in Python.

Writing a Phenomenon for Softimage XSI and Mental Ray

July 2nd, 2006 by Stefano Jannuzzo. Viewed 50314 times.

Have you ever used Apple’s Shake? Have you ever built macros with Shake? Have you ever wished you could create macros in XSI’s Render Tree? Well you can, these are called Phenomenon. A Phenomenon is group of shaders exposed to the users as a single entity. You can hide or show, as you see fit, [...]

What is Softimage Scaling Anyway?

January 30th, 2006 by Brent McPherson. Viewed 24528 times.

You may not be aware that in XSI scaling is handled differently than in other 3D software packages or perhaps you have encountered situations where scaling a hierarchy did not quite give you the results you were expecting. In this article I crack open the mysteries surrounding Softimage scaling.