View Full Version : Suggestions on LW 10 training

04-10-2012, 09:17 PM
I am relatively new to LW and picked up LW 10.1 last year. I have taken the Essential LW 10 training by Dan Alban at Lynda.com, which I really liked and have started working through the book Essential Lightwave v9 which is also really good.

I liked the video training a lot and was hoping to do some project based training so I could get a more holistic feel for modelling, textureing, lighting, rendering, and ultimately animation.

I have seen the Simply Lightwave site and CG Masters site. Wondering if anyone has recommendations or thoughts on the above.

Thanks any any suggestions!

04-11-2012, 03:46 PM
A constant source of information is William Vaughan's 24 Hours of LightWave Training, here (http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=77002).

04-12-2012, 05:42 AM
I have been through CG-Masters' lighting series for LW and I found it great. But I haven't tried their "Rocketship Project"

Liberty 3D has a bunch of great LW-related videos (some project based like "Project Vaultage"): http://www.liberty3d.com/store/training/lightwave/

Dan Ablan also has some training on his own site (not specifically 10.0 related but still relevant): http://www.3dgarage.com/collections/newtek-lightwave-3d

His casino courseware looks intriguing.

04-12-2012, 05:57 AM
Mine method of working is "click everywhere and see what happens".

Never read a book (not even saw) any book about 3d.

Mine last book about programming was about programming Motorola 680x0 cpu assembler in early '90s.

04-12-2012, 06:21 AM
Definitely some good options here. I realize ultimately it is about just taking as much time as I can spare to practice as well. Thanks to all of you for the suggestions!

04-12-2012, 07:46 AM
http://www.simplylightwave.com is a good place. William Vaughan is all around good and he has a new book out on Digital Modeling, which is worth your time. It comes with a DVD. :D

A few guys here post tutorials from time to time, too. I've been watching RebelHill's tutorials on GI and rendering, which has been very helpful.

04-12-2012, 09:46 AM
I'd like to reinforce the D Ablan Series; excellent for getting up and running quickly!

04-12-2012, 09:52 AM
Yep, Dan is great and he's on Lynda.com, too, teaching LW 10.

Another source I just remembered - http://online.cg-masters.com/videos/software/12 Nicholas Bougen has some very good material in book form, too.

04-12-2012, 06:38 PM
Just found this - http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL29F0A1FFB14F5310&feature=plcp

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04-13-2012, 06:37 AM