View Full Version : Any users of Messiah and XSI want to share an opinion?

06-21-2005, 11:25 AM
I want to augment my LW with something that has nodal shading, a new renderer (though I'll still mostly be using LW and Fprime), and more importantly better general animation than LW.

I'm kind of torn between Messiah and XSI foundation. I think that each has it's strengths and weaknesses, but it's hard for me to tell which one would be a better "deal". I love messiah so far, but the community is small (not always a bad thing). XSI might have more options, but it doens't run on Macs (I use both systems). I also have a childish dislike for anything made by Avid (and Alias for that mater).

Anyone use each and know which one they like best for animation? Getting sub-pixel displacment, SSS, nodal shadding, and a new renderer with each is just ice'n.

PS- Motion builder is out of the question as I could get point oven, pmG, and XSI foundation for less!