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Sentrygun
01-15-2012, 07:30 AM
Hi Guys,

Last time I used Lightwave was on the Amiga 4000; long time ago...

Would love to begin by recreation on of the Amiga demos from the eara with reflective\mirror spheres, shiny surfaces etc.; this would help get me modelling, lighting and surfacing while learning the interface.

I have version 10 now and was wonder where to start, recommendations for books, tutorials and resource to get me going again would be very much appreciated.

Thanks,
Gun.

ShadowMystic
01-15-2012, 07:40 AM
Lightwave Essentials v9 is my Lightwave Bible. A bit out-dated but a good jump start.

http://www.lightwiki.net/

Every tutorial by Mr. Wiliam 'Proton' Vaugh is a gem.

Last but not least, a weekends worth of Doritos and a lot of time behind the desk going tool by tool.<< I find this method more effective in Lightwave than most others because of its ease of use.

There are plenty of others to look into. If you need a tool to do something, somebody else probably has a plugin for it.

Serling
01-15-2012, 07:42 AM
Hi Guys,

Last time I used Lightwave was on the Amiga 4000; long time ago...

Would love to begin by recreation on of the Amiga demos from the eara with reflective\mirror spheres, shiny surfaces etc.; this would help get me modelling, lighting and surfacing while learning the interface.

I have version 10 now and was wonder where to start, recommendations for books, tutorials and resource to get me going again would be very much appreciated.

Thanks,
Gun.

Do a search for William Vaughn's video tutorials. Many of them still may be on this site.

I just got Vaughn's new book called Digital Modeling, too. Well worth the price. Another book I have is LightWave Essentials 9 by Steve Warner. While William Vaughn's book is "software agnostic", Warner's is all about LightWave. Even though it's an older book, not much has changed on the modeling side. Both are excellent books.

chco2
01-15-2012, 07:42 AM
Dan Ablan's "Inside Lightwave .. " are really great also.
His signature courseware (http://www.3dgarage.com/collections/frontpage/products/lightwave-v9-signature-course)is also a great start !
Off course http://liberty3d.com has videotraining for beginners to pro's at real good pricing! Check it out!