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hevjudo
03-24-2012, 07:01 AM
As it says in the title.. (although probably more relevant for hobbiests)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk5C66AFwvs

I have always been a blender user but started leaning towards lightwave since ive been using Messiah for rigging and animation. Another benefit has been the link between 3d coat / lightwave and zbrush / lightwave..

My main problem has been the resources for training.. A lot of the old information does not appear to be available, the few sites that remain have a lot of older training but not much since LW9.6, 10 and 11. I have found the most at Simply Lightwave but even that is a bit general..

The Nature Academy, Blendercookie ( http://cgcookie.com/blender/ ) and blender guru ( http://www.blenderguru.com/ ) are good examples of the typical level of information available for Blender.. Lightwave is a different story.. Has there been a move towards new and updated training?? Are there new sites that people are aware of that have detailed tutorials on dynamics, rendering, compositing, animation etc..

Unfortunately while lightwave has been great for modelling and general rendering, im finding myself turning to Blender.. Amazing that the cheapest (blender - free) and zbrush (no upgrade costs) have become my major tools. And this is only because the resources appear to be thin for lightwave..

I would be very happy of someone could show me the equivelant for lightwave!

SteveH
03-24-2012, 09:06 AM
there are a bunch of links here that might be helpful http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=125893

netstile123
03-24-2012, 09:52 AM
This is some great stuff. As far as nature I have not seen many tuts for lightwave. The nature package you have shown is wonderful though and to big thumbs up. Very well presentation on te site !This really makes me wish I had more time to start to learn blender.

hevjudo
03-25-2012, 03:35 AM
This is some great stuff. As far as nature I have not seen many tuts for lightwave. The nature package you have shown is wonderful though and to big thumbs up. Very well presentation on te site !This really makes me wish I had more time to start to learn blender.

Thankyou both.. The links provided are a good start.. Im particularly interested in project based information.

Yes, Blender is good. Im still very happy with lightwave, and only started turning to blender again because of the node based compositing (not many hobbiests can afford Nuke or Fusion for a bit of fun).. so eventually I want to use Blender only for compositing.. its just getting my work there that is the interesting issue.. (mind you I am still very impressed with their rigging and animation tools and now they have a new render engine in the pipeline.. and camera tracking..) so its a race for me between the two pieces of software to see what I use for what elements..

Anyway - keep digging and you never know what you will find :-)

rcallicotte
03-25-2012, 06:24 AM
You might want to get on Andrew Price's mailing list. You'll get ads once in awhile, but mostly "how-to-do-somethings" pretty frequently.