I’ve been using the latest XSI exporter for a while now, and it’s working great. Now that 1.4 is moving ahead, I’m a little worried by the fact that Maya and Max have some support already, but the XSI tools haven’t been updated since October. I messaged ajclaude on the forum, but haven’t got a response yet. Does anyone know if/when I can expect 1.4 support for XSI?
Built-in COLLADA 1.4 import and export for next-gen asset production
SOFTIMAGE|XSI v.5.1 now includes COLLADA 1.4 support. COLLADA 1.4 is a standards-based interchange medium that enables 3D authoring applications to freely exchange digital assets - enabling multiple software packages to be combined into extremely powerful pipelines. COLLADA is an open standard using UTF8 and XML. The COLLADA standard is part of Khronos Group of standards. For more information, visit www.khronos.org.
We are not planning to support COLLADA 1.4.0 in older versions of XSI. We have done a lot of work in some core components of XSI to natively support COLLADA 1.4.0 so it’s very difficult to retrofit these changes back in 4.0.
the current XSI v5.1 docs (essential) state that this is the place to find the collada exporter.
in XSI v5.1 advanced (win) the collada option exists (by default?) in the import/export section.
in XSI v5.1 essential (linux) this doesn’t appear to be the case.
Hi, COLLADA 1.4.0 support is included in all versions of XSI, including Foundation, Essential and Advanced, in the Win32, Win64 and Linux OS. The source code for the export/import is essentially the same source code as the dotXSIConverter. As for the documentation, it is being revised for the next update.
Please send it to me privately or if you are on support, you can report the bug directly via the web bug report form. About the FTK standalone package, we are working on it, but it is currenly not scheduled for release in the short term.