GDC 2008: Crysis XSI Plugin

+++ XSI Plugin für Crysis verfügbar +++ XSI Plugin for Crysis available +++

Zur GDC 2008 hat Crytek vorgestern das XSI Plugin vorgestellt. Dies könnt ihr auf hier oder auf runterladen. Ein Video Tutorial ist auch vorhanden wie dies alles funktioniert!
Auszug aus der E-Mail von Crytek (in Englisch!):

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Game Developers Conference 2008, February 19, 2008 – Softimage Co., a subsidiary of Avid Technology, Inc., today announced content pipeline support for CryENGINE 2, Crytek’s new flagship game engine developed in conjunction with the popular first person shooter PC game title, Crysis. The technology in CryENGINE 2 is designed for the latest computer hardware and supports visual, audio and interactive features that are currently unrivalled in the gaming world. SOFTIMAGE®|XSI® software developers worked together with Crytek to customize an export process specifically for the CryENGINE2.

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- Komplette Mitteilung
- Download "Softimage XSI Plugin v2.4-Beta" @
- Download @
- Mod Tool Activation
“SOFTIMAGE|XSI software is an ideal choice for next-generation games, and its pipeline integration with CryENGINE will benefit game developers with a fast and efficient way to export 3D content directly to the CryENGINE,” said Michael Endres, art production manager, Crytek GmbH. “Content created in SOFTIMAGE|XSI software, and used within the CryENGINE™ 2 Sandbox editor, offers a streamlined workflow that enhances and simplifies the creative process in game development,” added Endres.

The combination of SOFTIMAGE|XSI software and COLLADA integration with the CryENGINE 2 is opening new doors in the realm of 3D imaging and character creation for next-generation games. As the complexity of game development mounts, with increased polygon-count models, complex characters and interactions, and higher resolution environments, SOFTIMAGE|XSI software is quickly becoming a preferred solution for developing games in the critically acclaimed CryENGINE2.

“Softimage has been working with Crytek to customize an XSI-based workflow that integrates seamlessly with the popular CryENGINE 2,” said Marc Stevens, general manager of Softimage, Co, and vice president at Avid Technology, Inc. “With the most powerful tools such as SOFTIMAGE|XSI software and CryENGINE 2, game developers will be able to go above and beyond the boundaries of realistic, immersive and adrenaline rush games.”

The following is a complete features list for the XSI Plugin. Please keep in mind this is not the final release version, but more a beta candidate with the version number 2.4. This plugin will get improved and updated within the upcoming weeks and months.

    * Resource Compiler
    * XSI example objects
    * XSI test level
    * XSI Addon for Crysis
    * XSI Plugin Documentation

Video Tutorial:
In addition to the whole package above for the community, the guys from Softimage even created a very cool video tutorial that shows step-by-step how to export an asset into the Sandbox2 Editor.

To download the whole package and the tutorial video simple follow this link: click me.

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