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Digital-Tutors Releases UV Layout in XSI Training

Digital-Tutors released UV LAYOUT IN XSI, a comprehensive guide to learning the fundamentals of UV layout with in XSI and the latest release in a growing library of interactive training for emerging digital artists. Containing more than three hours of project-based training, UV LAYOUT IN XSI provides artists with time-saving UV mapping techniques, creative workflow and a firm understanding of XSI's UV tools. A 30-day trial version of SOFTIMAGE|XSI Foundation is also included, allowing artists immediate access to explore the software.

"Learning the fundamentals of UV layout is a needed pre-requisite to preparing your models for texturing in any application," said Sunder Iyer, director of R&D. "UV LAYOUT IN XSI concentrates especially in understanding XSI's UV tools, learning techniques that will help artists achieve greater results, and a workflow that will enable artists to more effectively layout UVs in XSI.

Popular highlights include: an overview of UVs in XSI, UV mapping using Planar, Cylindrical and Spherical techniques, Unique UVs, using UV Projections, working with Subprojections, utilizing the Texture Editor for UV adjustment, separating and healing UVs, using the Island Heal Tool, mirroring UV Islands, matching UVs, relaxing UV Islands, using Contour Stretch UV projections, transferring UV data to additional meshes, creating UV Stamps, useful tips and workflow to achieve cleaner projections and additional lessons designed to give you a comprehensive understanding of UV Layout in XSI.

Digital-Tutors ( is an internationally known innovator of interactive training whose client list includes thousands of students, professionals, Fortune 500 Companies, U.S. government agencies, schools and nonprofit associations from across the globe. Digital-Tutors develops award-winning training solutions for emerging digital artists using a unique teaching approach designed by university professors and industry professionals. Recognized as the largest resource for free online training, Digital-Tutors delivers intuitive project-driven training for artists of all levels.