View Full Version : SimplyLightWave - New Streaming Platform and Bullet Dynamics Training

06-23-2014, 08:12 AM
Hello everyone,

We've added a new streaming platform to SimplyLightWave, so you can now subscribe and get access to the more than 350 hours of LightWave training we have on the site. Prices start at $29 a month, for details click here (http://simplylightwave.com/signup/subscribe.php). And don't panic, if you don't like streaming you can still purchase tutorials for download the traditional way.


We've also put out a new five part series on Bullet dynamics in LightWave 11.6, where we take a project based approach by creating a series of four shots based on storyboards.


Bullet Dynamics in LightWave 11.6 - Volume 1 Fracturing Objects (http://simplylightwave.com/lightwave-tutorial/t585/)
In the first part we cover how to build and prepare objects for use with dynamics, and shatter them with Modeler's Fracture tool which accompanies Bullet dynamics. We set up a shot of a mug that is fractured by a bullet and then sent to Layout for a parts body simulation.


Bullet Dynamics in LightWave 11.6 - Volume 2 Shell Bounce Shot (http://simplylightwave.com/lightwave-tutorial/t586/)
In the second part we look at how to create the shot of a shell bouncing off the ground after a gun has been fired, using a rigid body simulation. We also cover the texturing and lighting of the scene, before setting up multipass rendering and compositing the final sequence in After Effects.


Bullet Dynamics in LightWave 11.6 - Volume 3 Exploding Mug Shot (http://simplylightwave.com/lightwave-tutorial/t587/)
In the third part we create a mixed simulation of the bullet hitting the mug which then explodes into shatter, using both rigid and parts body dynamics. We also look at how to match the shot angle and lighting of an object with a backing plate, before rendering out multiple passes such as shadow, depth and beauty for the full image sequence.

The first three tutorials have just been released, and the final two will be out over the next couple of weeks. You can watch them through our new streaming platform (built on top of Amazon's content management system which ensures that you should always have speedy streaming), or download them. In the past few months we've also released Complete ZBrush to LightWave 11.5 Workflow (http://simplylightwave.com/lightwave-tutorial/t582/), Prague Tram Modeling in LightWave 11.6 (http://simplylightwave.com/lightwave-tutorial/t583/) and Interiors in LightWave 11.5 (http://simplylightwave.com/lightwave-tutorial/t584/).

With the streaming option you can now rent training or as always buy it outright for download. We let you decide.


Waves of light
06-23-2014, 09:12 AM
Downloaded them today. Looking forward to going through them later this week.

06-23-2014, 12:17 PM
Hi there.
Kat from Liberty3d.com chiming in. While I fully appreciate that you guys are out there, I need to point out that Liberty3d.com has over 250+ products in our store (pushing 300 now), most of which are LightWave3D specific.

So when you guys say you have the largest collection of LightWave training online... Well, I beg to differ. http://www.liberty3d.com/store/training/lightwave/ 5 pages of products in the LW catagory alone.

Just wanted to point that out.

06-23-2014, 01:06 PM
Hello everyone,

We've added a new streaming platform to SimplyLightWave

Great news! Always loved Simply LightWave's tutorials. Nice site re-design too David!

Ryan Roye
06-23-2014, 01:28 PM
I'm glad bullet finally got some focused commercial content coverage, it really bothered me that there wasn't anything out there. The thing is even with L3D's library, there's no way that we can really cover all the bases so in the end the customer is the winner; as it should be.

Great looking demo content, by the way.

06-24-2014, 02:08 AM
So when you guys say you have the largest collection of LightWave training online... Well, I beg to differ.

Sorry about that I did not realize you guys had topped the 350 hour mark ;)

All the best