View Full Version : Any good books/tutorials for beginners?

11-11-2010, 06:41 AM
Hello to all people here.

I have just purchased LightWave 9.6 and I am a total novice. Many eons ago I did buy LightWave and walked through the tutorials in the manuals. It got me going very well. I bought the manuals this time too but I cannot find any "walk through" tutorials to get me up and running. All I get is repeated descriptions of what menu items do. So I'm stuck. At this rate I will struggle to half competence in 6 months.

A really good book or web site which starts at the beginning. Is there anything anyone here can recommend like that please.

With love and good wishes to all of you :help: Sam.

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11-11-2010, 08:36 AM
There are some good links in this thread:


But I'll repeat that I thought Essential Lightwave was the best book...

11-11-2010, 09:51 AM

Thats where it all began for me. Some might be dated, or offline, but there's still a wealth of knowledge to be had there, and, its free.

11-11-2010, 10:01 AM
Personally I'd recommend:
Inside Lightwave 9 and then
Essential Lightwave 9

Both are great books ILW is a little more basic and will get you going and then ELW will take you further along. Both come with a ton of videos as well. You might even be able to buy them used on Amazon or some place. Just make sure they come with the DVD if you get them used. You can look at my videos as well when you want to get into subd modeling - link in my sig. :)

11-11-2010, 10:37 AM
I agree. Those books are great. Donīt miss the http://members.shaw.ca/lightwavetutorials/ site

Today Iīve precisely added in my blog a link from cg-tutsplus you can be interested in:


Maybe not for beginners most of them but taking a look is worth it.


11-11-2010, 05:16 PM
Thank you people. That is a wealth of stuff to be getting on with. It has made my day. :bowdown: AWESOME!

11-11-2010, 06:31 PM
www.liberty3d.com and www.splinegod.com have good training material resources.

11-12-2010, 07:06 AM
www.liberty3d.com and www.splinegod.com have good training material resources.

L3D is having a 25% off sale right now on their already reasonable prices.

11-12-2010, 07:31 AM
Don't forget Dan Ablan's stuff: http://www.3dgarage.com