View Full Version : workflow for lightwave to/from xsi 4.0?

08-12-2004, 10:59 AM
hi just looking into adding xsi at the moment and was wondering what is available to transport models/textured and animation between the two apps?

i'm looking at xsi foundation by the way and working with lightwave 8.0 and xsi.


08-12-2004, 11:16 AM
Leigh made a comment on this on CGTalk. She uses a conversion utility, can't remember the name....

edit: Ahhhh, Deep Exploration


08-12-2004, 05:04 PM
Mark Wilson has a plugin to convert .lwo files to dotXSI.


08-12-2004, 05:10 PM
thanks for the links and info.

i guess that the fbx format would move animation over from xsi to lightwave for rendering...will need to try that out.


08-12-2004, 11:47 PM
Looks like even Leigh Van der Byl is adding XSI... no wonder why...


A lot has to be fixed in LW, and major stuff...

you better not sleep NT team.... or you might sleep forever...

Xcuse me Chuck or William or Deuce, but I think it's time for a serious boost.... forget Kiki (charming person, but she's not going to help you in this case)

Woaw, even Policarpo (long term LW user) is switching to C4D...

Dépêches-toi William !!:) ;)

08-13-2004, 04:36 AM
i'm quite happy with lightwave actually...
my descision to add xsi foundation is not to replace lightwave but to replace my 3dsmax4.0 as i was looking to upgrade to max 7 this year or possibly get messiah animate...that was until xsi at £299 came around.

i'm still undecided on which :messiah or xsi
i'll have a look at messiah's demo and xsi demo and see what i'd like to do.

i'm not really looking at modo as it costs more than xsi and is only a modeler...which i'm quite happy with in lightwave and would only gain extra stuff with xsi such as nurbs.

also...if maya complete dropped to say £599 i'd probably go for that over xsi as i'd like the paint fx tools and flash renderer.

lots to think about eh?