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dwburman
01-01-2011, 11:36 AM
http://www.liberty3d.com/2010/12/new-year-new-lightwave-new-video/

You can see one of the final renders from my project on my YouTube page
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1hz7bp711I

I am pleased to announce that my first commercial Lightwave tutorial is now available at http://liberty3d.com.

Digital Bullet Hits: Squib Line

This value-packed project-based tutorial teaches you how to use Lightwave's particle system and HyperVoxel sprites to simulate bullets from a machine gun hitting the ground. Several techniques are used in building this scene including front projection mapping, controlling transparency with weight maps, adding and editing particle emitters, using collision objects to trigger particles, setting up Hypervoxel sprites, converting curves to motion paths, and more. While this project benefits greatly from Lightwave 10's new VPR interactive renderer, the actual techniques used will work in earlier versions of Lightwave as well.

Project assets and scene files are included* for you to examine and play with. Also included is a .pdf with notes about the tutorial including a list of keyboard shortcuts used throughout the videos.

Chapters:

01 - Introduction, Starting a New Project, & Building the Set
02 - Texturing the Set
03 - Setting Up the Squib Emitter
04 - Modeling the Bullet Path
05 - Setting Up the Main Squib Emitter and the Bullet Path
06 - Tweaking the HyperVoxel Settings for the Squib Emitter
07 - Adding Secondary Emitters
08 - Using a Collision Object as a Trigger
09 - Using Real Footage for Your Squib Shots
10 - Addendum: Alternate Squib Line Set Up & A Toon Version

This tutorial assumes a basic knowledge of the Lightwave interface, but if beginners watch carefully enough (and pause and rewind when necessary) they should be able to follow along.

*the video clips used in video 09 are not provided due to licensing issues.

Lewis
01-01-2011, 01:58 PM
Nice to see you doing tutorial, it seems very nice :).

dwburman
01-09-2011, 09:17 PM
I put together a little preview of the tutorial for anyone who may be interested.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl808sXM024

I hope to go into production on another tutorial this week.

GregMalick
01-10-2011, 12:55 AM
Price seems reasonable enough.
I purchased it and I'm just waiting for an email so I can download it.

OnlineRender
01-10-2011, 12:57 AM
Goodluck !

Gumby22don
01-10-2011, 02:27 AM
I put together a little preview of the tutorial for anyone who may be interested.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rl808sXM024

I hope to go into production on another tutorial this week.

Awesome promo video - I really wish all tutorials came with a preview like that.

Don
have a great day

Nigel Baker
01-10-2011, 04:25 AM
Hi All,

If anyone was thinking about this tutorial, I can recommend it.
It can have have a lot of practical applications in many different scenarios.
Well worth the money and the time you need to put into it.
Also all the source files are provided which helps.

Clean, clear and concise… we can all pick up some good tips along the way.

Congratulations…

Regards,
Nigel

dwburman
01-10-2011, 09:53 AM
Thank you, Nigel, I appreciate the mini-review, and I'm glad to hear that people are finding it helpful.

JeffrySG
01-10-2011, 12:05 PM
Great job on the preview video, Dana! came out really nice!