Somewhat obsolete with Nuke’s new FBX importer, but this will let you move .chan files between XSI and Nuke. Camera FOV values are used, if you’ve got a camera selected.

Will also work with Houdini, seeing as it uses the same .chan format.


Language: python
Program: Softimage XSI
Version: 1.1
Installation: Drop it into your plugins folder (eg: c:\users\chrisg\softimage\xsi_6.0\application\plugins\)


  • 1.0 – Initial release
  • 1.1 – Added .chan import code, renamed


Email me at chrisg[at]chris-g[dot]net