whoa sergei, you poor guy, you just got a serious flaming.
people round here are pretty touchy about warez versions of soft.
You should ask around the warez groups to find someone who has the 100+
megs of scanned manual pages for you to download (get yer t1 ready eh?)
This is one mother to learn man, if we all explained we'd be blue in the
face. You gotta do your own internet research with the search engines,
and find those manuals, and buy the softimage design guide (its kinda
basic, sounds like its at your level) which actually has a decent
explanation of texturing, or buy Jeremy Birns or David gallaghers
Otherwise, maybe switch to another program for a while while you search
out this stuff. Questions about basic concepts that are self evident or
well covered in manuals will always get you a whuppin here.
good luck, perserverence is the key to success.
> Hello, All!
> Does anybody have toturials about SoftImage for beginners? If you do,
> please, write me a letter. Now I have couple of questions:
> - please, explain me a basic principles of working with textures and
> materials in SI. Where should I load textures?
> - How to set background (either solid color or image)?
> - How to create a realistic looking water and sky?
> - what is Mental Ray, what it may do and how it works?
> Thanks a lot for your answers.
> Bye! Serge.