SOFTIMAGE|XSI LAYOUTS




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Layouts Created for XSI 3.X
Installing layouts is easy.
If it's packaged as an add-on,
just drag it into the XSI interface
and pick the layout from the layout dropdown menu.


Windows "Toolbar Friendly" XSI interface - Created by Corey Dinkens - There is a problem with the screen resolution 1280x1024. When one has this screen resolution there's a little thing of XSI that doesn't fit into the screen: the animation panel at the bottom. So, one has to hide the windows taskbar always while working in XSI. But not with this layout!


This layout is an addon. Drag and Drop this link into an XSI viewport to install: Windows "Toolbar Friendly" XSI interface





Layouts Created for XSI 2.X
Installing layouts is easy.
If it's packaged as an add-on,
just drag it into the XSI interface
and pick the layout from the layout dropdown menu.



SmallWideDual
or ToolbarLayouts
SmallWideDualorToolbarLayouts - By Graham D Clark - Website - For various rez, single dual or no layout using toolbars. right click, save as, all files, NOT xml which windows defaults to. Layouts for various rez inlcuding single and dual. Duals have left or right screen blank for user to modify or leave and drag views onto instead of splitting. Toolbar layouts allow user to put the Toolbar panel, Viewmanger, Command panel, and Lower Interface Panel anywhere they damnwell feel like so they are really Anti-Layouts. One type of Toolbar or NoLayout puts the view manager in the background across entire screen in single or dual screen, or constrains it to the left or right monitor and floats the Command Panel etc over it; and the other type of NoLayout floats the View Manger as well. The other advantage of the Non Dual NoLayouts, AllRezNoLayoutSingleorDual and AllRezNoLayout3DViewBGSorDul is they work with any rez. 1024x768 layout has lower interface panel split to fit without double stack on side and fit all toolbar buttons except wieght on right. DragNDrop onto XSI or File>Addon>Install. Install the layout you need. Toolbars except palettes need to be installed for NoLayouts to work. An issue with AllRezNoLayoutSingleorDual is that, since the View Manger is also floating, property editors etc can get hidden behind it, but the advantage is that you can put it anywhere and resize it to your needs.


This layout is an addon. Drag and Drop this link into an XSI viewport to install:
SmallWideDualorToolbarLayouts


SmallWideDual
or ToolbarLayouts
SmallWideandDualSetups.xsiaddon - By Graham D Clark - Website - Same as above addon minus the NoLayouts. For various rez, single dual or no layout using toolbars. right click, save as, all files, NOT xml which windows defaults to. Layouts for various rez inlcuding single and dual. Duals have left or right screen blank for user to modify or leave and drag views onto instead of splitting. Toolbar layouts allow user to put the Toolbar panel, Viewmanger, Command panel, and Lower Interface Panel anywhere they damnwell feel like so they are really Anti-Layouts. One type of Toolbar or NoLayout puts the view manager in the background across entire screen in single or dual screen, or constrains it to the left or right monitor and floats the Command Panel etc over it; and the other type of NoLayout floats the View Manger as well. The other advantage of the Non Dual NoLayouts, AllRezNoLayoutSingleorDual and AllRezNoLayout3DViewBGSorDul is they work with any rez. 1024x768 layout has lower interface panel split to fit without double stack on side and fit all toolbar buttons except wieght on right. DragNDrop onto XSI or File>Addon>Install. Install the layout you need. Toolbars except palettes need to be installed for NoLayouts to work. An issue with AllRezNoLayoutSingleorDual is that, since the View Manger is also floating, property editors etc can get hidden behind it, but the advantage is that you can put it anywhere and resize it to your needs.


This layout is an addon. Drag and Drop this link into an XSI viewport to install:
SmallWideDualorToolbarLayouts


Oz's MEGA
dual screen setup
Oz Adis MEGA 3200X2400 dual screen setup - Created by Oz Adi - Website - . This layout is for 3200X2400 (1600X1200 X 2) and above.. the left screen is a normal XSI layout, and on the right screen, there are a number of view-switchers, to switch between different menus (animation editor+mixer, render tree+browser+propety editor, etc') XSI is smart enough to know for example, when hiting the "8" key, to switch automaticaly to the property editor view-switcher, and "7" to render-tree switcher.. and so on.. I also added a weight view switcher, and the weird Audio output meters that don't seem to be working.. ?! but look impressive. :)

Here is an XSI Dual display tip, Moving the windows-task-bar to the right (just like in the screenshot) is very comfortable, cause you dont need to put it on auto-hide, and it only takes little space from the menu screen, and not from the viewport screen..

This layout is an addon. Drag and Drop this link into an XSI viewport to install: Oz Adis MEGA 3200X2400 dual screen setup


Guy's XSI Layout
Guy Rabiller "Superwide" 1920x1200 Layout - Created by Guy Rabiller - Made for 1920x1200 resolution. Ideal for 24" wide monitors.

This layout is an addon. Drag and Drop this link into an XSI viewport to install: Guy Rabiller "Superwide" 1920x1200 Layout


Raphael's XSI Layout
Raphael Orsi Dual Screen XSI Layout - Created by Raphael Orsi - Nice dualscreen layout for xsi 2.x

This layout is an addon. Drag and Drop this link into an XSI viewport to install: Raphael Orsi Dual Screen XSI Layout



Corey's XSI Layouts

Corey Dinkens XSI Layouts - Created by Corey Dinkens - Here are 3 layouts I made for xsi. Two are compositors and one is for Texture editing and animation etc. one compositor is an advanced one so to speak and the other is a simplified one. Just unzip into whatever directory, then in xsi go file>addon>install and go to your directory where you had it and install it.


Oz's dual screen setup
Oz Adis "dual screen setup" - Created by Oz Adi - Website - . This layout is for 2560X1024 and above.. the left screen is a normal XSI layout, and on the right screen, there are a number of view-switchers, to switch between different menus (animation editor+mixer, render tree+browser+propety editor, etc') XSI is smart enough to know for example, when hiting the "8" key, to switch automaticaly to the property editor view-switcher, and "7" to render-tree switcher.. and so on..

Here is an XSI Dual display tip, Moving the windows-task-bar to the right (just like in the screenshot) is very comfortable, cause you dont need to put it on auto-hide, and it only takes little space from the menu screen, and not from the viewport screen..

This layout is an addon. Drag and Drop this link into an XSI viewport to install: Oz Adis "dual screen setup"


1280x1024 layout
Windows "Toolbar Friendly" XSI interface - Created by Andreas Byström

I made a new layout for xsi 2.01 that fixes the problem with the hidden animationmenu.
To install this layout go to File->Add-on->Install
I think this layout also works for 1600*1200


Bogdan Gribinceas
1152X864 layout
Bogdan Gribincea "1152X864 Layout" designed for people running a screen res of 1152X864.
Created By Bogdan Gribincea

This layout is an addon. Drag and Drop this link into an XSI viewport to install: "1152X864 Layout"


Bogdan Gribinceas
1152X864 layout
Bogdan Gribincea "1152X864 BIG Layout" designed for people running a screen res of 1152X864. This layout includes a double sized MPC stacked with all the tools you'll need.
Created By Bogdan Gribincea

This layout is an addon. Drag and Drop this link into an XSI viewport to install: "1152X864 BIG Layout"


Eds 1024x768 layout
1024x768 layout - Created by Ed Harriss

The requests for 1024x768 Layouts just keep pouring in. From people that use laptops to people with older videocards.

Just unzip and drag this file into XSI to install it. Then choose Eds_XSI_2_1024x768_Layout from the Layout Menu. If that does not work for you, then save this file on your hard drive, use file>addon>install and browse to the location that you saved the file and install it.

This layout is an addon. Drag and Drop this link into an XSI viewport to install: Eds 1024x768 layout



Giuseppe XSI Layout
Giuseppe 1024x768 XSI Layout - Created by Giuseppe - This new workspace saving 1024x768 layout is for laptop user with XSI 2.0. Almost all usual standard functions were considered.

This layout is an addon. Drag and Drop this link into an XSI viewport to install: Giuseppe 1024x768 XSI Layout


Raquel's XSI Layout
Raquel's 1024x768 layout - Created by Raquel Avila - Website 1024x768 XSI Layout

This layout is an addon. Drag and Drop this link into an XSI viewport to install: Raquel's 1024x768 layout


Robs 1024x768 layout
1024x768 layout - Created by Robert Lansdale of Okino Graphics

My 19" Nokia monitor makes working in XSI2 unbearable, so I created this 1024 layout tonight as my first experience in UI modifications.
It's so trivial in XSI. Click here for a screen snapshot at 1024x768

Have you got a cool layout that you think might be useful to others? Want to get it posted here? Just mail it to me (EdHarriss@EdHarriss.com), and I'll put it up!




Layouts Created for XSI 1.5 or Lower


Oz Adis "dual screen setup" - Created by Oz Adi - Website - . This layout is for 2560X1024 and above.. the left screen is a normal XSI layout, and on the right screen, there are a number of view-switchers, to switch between different menus (animation editor+mixer, render tree+browser+propety editor, etc') XSI is smart enough to know for example, when hiting the "8" key, to switch automaticaly to the property editor view-switcher, and "7" to render-tree switcher.. and so on..

Here is an XSI Dual display tip, Moving the windows-task-bar to the right (just like in the screenshot) is very comfortable, cause you dont need to put it on auto-hide, and it only takes little space from the menu screen, and not from the viewport screen..

Chet's Dual Screen XSI Layout - Created by Chet Kenisell - Click here for a Screen Shot. This is an XSI dual screen setup specifically designed for a 3200x1200 screen resolution. The left monitor is similar to the original XSI interface, but the right monitor is used mostly for views that would normally need to pop up during the workflow. It consists of the current Property Page, Explorer, Texture Editor, Animation Editor, and Animation Mixer. The Timeline spans both monitors for greater detail.

To install this interface, place the downloaded Chet's Dual Screen.DSLayout file into the following directory on your hard drive: C:\users\USERNAME\Softimage\XSI_1.5\Data\Preferences\Layouts\3200x1200_720x4 86\ If you do not have a 3200x1200_720x486 folder, create one and place the file in there. Within XSI choose Layout > Chet's Dual Screen [user layout] Important

Note: You may not be able to zoom in any of the four viewports after you change to this dual monitor setup. (There may be a bug in XSI or something). To work around this, simply scrub through your timeline in the Animation Editor. You should then have full control of everything as normal. I don't know why this is, but that's just the way it goes. Special Note: Right-click on an empty area of the menu bar for a viewport in order to center the four viewports.

Roger Rosa Low res XSI interfaces - Created by Rosa Roger - Website - . The SOFTIMAGE|XSI interface is 1280*1024 minimum, and using it, you 'll notice why. If you don't have a good enough video card to run this resolution (Geforces are really cheap!), Download this 1024*768 interface ... some modifications have been done from the original. It's really your last solution!!! ....If you want to know how to install it, read this tutorial.

Interface 1024*768 for SOFTIMAGE|XSI v1.0
Interface 1024*768 for SOFTIMAGE|XSI v1.5


1280x1024 layout


1280x960 layout
Windows "Toolbar Friendly" and "NTSC size" XSI interfaces - Created by Miguel Méndez Menéndez

The 1280x1024 layout allows you to have the 1280x1024 screen res but prevents your windows taskbar from covering up the timeline.
The 1280x960 layout alows you to work in 1280x960, using the standard aspect ratio for your display (1.33).

In both of them you can see the windows taskbar, so avoid the annoying autohide feature... One last recomendation: after choosing the new layout do a File > New, to get the viewport magnet feature in the proper place. Hope you enjoy them

....If you want to know how to install it, read this tutorial.

1280x1024 layout - Screen Shot
1280x960 layout - Screen Shot


"Tyrell" 1024 layout
The Tyrell Corps "1024" Layout =)


Have you got a cool layout that you think might be useful to others? Want to get it posted here? Just mail it to me (EdHarriss@EdHarriss.com), and I'll put it up!





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