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Paul_Boland
04-27-2016, 01:29 PM
Hi Folks.


https://youtu.be/Mfe8jicU4Y0

I remember seeing this video for the first time back in the late 1990's or there abouts and it totally blew my mind!! I was only starting to get into 3D art and animation at the time with Caligari's TrueSpace. When I saw this, I wanted 3D Studio Max with Character Studio!! I remember pricing it, it was something like IR£3500! I remember putting a small glass coffee jar in a drawer in my bedroom, my goal being to save up each week to get it. I think I managed to save IR£15 before I gave up on the dream. LOL!!

For an old video clip, this is still truly awesome!! I totally love it!! Is there anything like Character Studio for Lightwave?

Schwyhart
04-27-2016, 03:01 PM
You just sent me down a two hour long hunt for old Lightwave stuff.
Lightwave has come a long way!

toeknee
04-27-2016, 03:18 PM
Hey Paul, have you looked at what you can do with Rhiggit 2? This is a very compelling rigging and animation solution for LW.

erikals
04-27-2016, 11:59 PM
ikBooster is also cool in that regard,


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdG8gvcW2y4

Paul_Boland
04-28-2016, 01:31 PM
Thanks for the feedback, I'll check them out.

bobakabob
04-28-2016, 01:42 PM
RHiggit auto rigs allow you to animate manually. It's pretty essential if you do CA in LW. Otherwise Gemoma produces great automated rigs.

erikals
04-28-2016, 01:59 PM
yes, but they cannot do that IKB stuff though, i believe...

robertoortiz
04-29-2016, 07:29 AM
Personally what kills Lw for character animation it its clunky NLE capabilities for keyframe animation

erikals
04-29-2016, 03:07 PM
yep, if i had a list of Layout fixes / updates that would be close to most-wanted feature

however, there are ways about it though.
http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?137293-Character-Animation-Tools-in-LightWave-Discussion&p=1421942&viewfull=1#post1421942