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rednova
08-11-2014, 01:10 PM
Dear lightwave Friends:

I would like to become a great animation artist.
Can you give me a few pointers on how to achieve this ?

Thank you !!!

ernpchan
08-11-2014, 01:14 PM
Practice practice and then more practice.

sandman300
08-11-2014, 01:29 PM
I agree, the more you do the better you'll get. Make lots of mistakes, ask lots of questions.

hazmat777
08-11-2014, 01:56 PM
Do your best to replicate this book from from start to finish. http://www.amazon.com/The-Animators-Survival-Kit-Principles/dp/086547897X

Then start over and do it again.

And again. And again.

P.S. Don't be afraid of showing your work for feedback, it will only make you better faster.

Ryan Roye
08-11-2014, 02:07 PM
Practice practice and then more practice.

Also, practice. I highly recommend learning the fundementals of motion in a non-technical (preferably non-3d) context before getting into 3d character animation as it will make a huge difference to the quality of a final product.

Triodin
08-11-2014, 02:36 PM
I got started with Anime Studio Pro, and it was really awesome that the fundamentals from that program transfer very well over into Lightwave 3D! :)

http://anime.smithmicro.com/anime-pro.html

rednova
08-11-2014, 03:05 PM
Dear Amigos:

I have good news !!! I already have the book the animators survival kit !!!
But is in the storage room and havent read it, I will just go and get it out of storage.
More good news !!! I already have the anime studio, is installed on my lightwave computer.
I havent used it yet already, but I'm planning on learning to use it.
Thank you !!!

Dexter2999
08-11-2014, 06:29 PM
There is an iPad app version of the book that is very affordable that provides you with animated examples. You might want to look into that.
http://www.theanimatorssurvivalkit.com/ipad.html

There is a full DVD version course of the book that is about $1000 US. (I sincerely wish the disks were available to purchase individually but alas, that isn't the case.)

Axis3d
08-15-2014, 08:00 AM
Be a good observer in life. Notice how things move and behave. This will become your toolset for animating and will be the thing that sets you apart from other animators as you create your work.

OnlineRender
08-15-2014, 01:15 PM
coffee

erikals
08-15-2014, 02:11 PM
might wanna check >
http://www.liberty3d.com/2014/02/liberty3d-welcomes-legendary-character-animator-tom-roth


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed1i1UjPKqw

Mr_Q
08-15-2014, 03:15 PM
Learn Maya. :)

erikals
08-15-2014, 03:36 PM
nah, LightWave can kick it these days. Unless you work in a team and the kid next to you nags for a Maya file...