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aloysius1001
02-26-2003, 06:15 PM
The LW next dimension tour is coming through Houston this weekend. What I want to know is, has anyone ever attended one of these seminars and are they worth the $200.

mlinde
02-27-2003, 02:37 PM
I guess it depends on your level of skill and knowledge. I went to the one in Boston last fall, and I think it was worth the $200, but it was definitely in bits and pieces.

If you are already an expert with Lightwave, or an advanced user, you will get less than a novice or casual user. A lot of the useful information for me was the small workflow enhancements Lee suggested, more than the "this is how you..." bits.

The CD was pretty good to, almost worth it alone. Here's the TOC off of the CD:

Getting Started
1. Conventions

Lightwaves Interface
2. Customizing the Interface
3. Color Requestor Tricks
4. Viper and Image Viewer

Understanding Gradients
5. Gradients Part 1
6. Gradients Part 2
7. Gradients Part 3
8. Gradients Part 4

Particles for Fun and Profit
9. Particle Basics Part 1
10. Particle Motion Part 2
11. Particle Trails Part 3
12. Particle Trails Part 4
13. Particle Snowstorm Part 5

Expressions, Oh my!
14. Expressions Intro Part 1
15. Expressions Bounce Part 2
16. Expressions Gears Part 3
17. Expressions Tricycle Part 4

You're such a Character!
18. Character Modeling Part 1
19 Character Modeling Part 2
20 Character Modeling Part 3
21 Character Modeling Part 4
22 Character Rigging Part 1
23 Character Rigging Part 2
24 Character Rigging Part 3
25 Character Rigging Part 4
26 Character Rigging Part 5
27 Character Rigging Part 6
28 Character Rigging Part 7
29 Character Walk Intro_ Part 1
30 Character Walk Hips_ Part 2
31 Character Walk Hips Render Pt 2
32 Character Walk Upper Body Pt 3
33 Character Wk Up Bdy_ Ren Pt3
34 Character Walk Upper Body Pt4
35 Character Wk Up Bdy_ Ren Pt4

Motion Designer
36 Motion Designer Part 1

Let there be Light
37 Lighting Basics Part 1
38 Lighting Intensity vs Diffuse Part 2
39 Lighting Falloff Part 3
40 Lighting Multiple Sources Part 4
41 Lighting Multipass Renders Part 5

Pro Character Series Teaser
1 Modeling the face Part 1
2 Modeling the Nose Part 2

aloysius1001
02-27-2003, 05:13 PM
I'm attending the NDT in Houston this weekend. It says it begins at 10:00am, but doesn't say when it ends on either Saturday or Sunday. Does antbody know about how long each day's events run.

bakasaru
02-27-2003, 07:15 PM
We were finished about 5pm both days.