XSI Mod tool or commercial version of XSI, XNA Addon for XSI, XNA Game Studio 2.0
What you will learn
Gain a complete overview of shader pipelines and learn a time-saving workflow to building and integrating real-time shaders using XSI and XNA. Contains over 5 hours of project-based training for technical artists learning the methods of real-time shading for use in games and pre-visualization. Popular highlights include: Working with Real-time Shaders; Setting up Models and Skinned Models; Using XSI FX Shader Presets; Using SAS Bindings; Writing Vertex and Pixel Shaders; Constant and Texture Shading; Lambertian Diffuse Shading Model; Blinn-Phong Shading Model; Using Normal Maps; Render to Texture; Drawing with Sprite Batch; Using Pixel Shaders for Post Effects; Problem-solving Approaches; Shader Analysis; Working with Textures and Clusters; Publishing XNA Models from XSI; Consolidation Techniques; Creating Animation Clips; Fine-tuning looping animation; Gaussian Blur; Shadow Projection; Programming and Choosing Techniques; Edit/Delete Message.