View Full Version : Free Tutorial: Photoshop Style Gradient in Lightwave

07-23-2011, 08:22 PM
This one's for the beginners out there. :)

Gradients are super simple to work with and comprehend in Photoshop, but in Lightwave they aren't as straightforward. In this video I show how to make Photoshop-style gradients using the gradient layer in Lightwave (with a little help from a Null and a Weight Map).

While LW's gradients might not work quite the way you'd expect them to if you're coming from PS, they are much MUCH more powerful.

I am working on a full set of tutorials that cover LW's gradients in depth. Keep a look out at Liberty3D.com to see when they become available for purchase.


07-23-2011, 08:49 PM
Sounds like a great topic for a tutorial series, Dana! Thanks for the video. :)

07-24-2011, 12:12 AM
I can't say when the tutorial will be done, since I still have more recording to do. I keep thinking of new things to add. On top of that, I'm actually busy with freelance work now, and those jobs have a higher priority.

My goal is to be thorough in showing all the different places gradients can be used in LW, but I'll probably miss something. :) This video is just something I threw together to answer a question in another thread.

07-26-2011, 09:40 AM
Great tutorial, thanks a lot!
I would have needed that long ago. Look forward to coming tuts.