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Amerelium
08-11-2016, 12:14 AM
Are there any good sites for text based LW guides?

I hate video tutorials - having to go through an hour of video to get to the one thing I was wondering about...

jeric_synergy
08-11-2016, 12:23 AM
Are there any good sites for text based LW guides?

I hate video tutorials - having to go through an hour of video to get to the one thing I was wondering about...

I feel your pain: I don't have any suggestions BUT:

A certain tutorialist made extremely long, rambling tutes. In self-defense I started to keep timelines so I could fast-forward to the good parts. Just a timestamp and a short note.

Not much help, but there it is. The downside of freebie YouTube tutes. Making the timeline might help with subject retention.

Professionally/commercially, I'd say Ryan Roye is the king of content-packed tutorials, they're extremely dense and he doesn't waste your time. Followed closely by Rebel Hill.

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Oh, try this: http://www.foundation3d.com/index.php?categoryid=39

Sensei
08-11-2016, 01:10 AM
My video tutorials are pretty short,
as I don't talk what will be doing, or doing right now,
simply doing it.. :)

prometheus
08-11-2016, 04:23 AM
Are there any good sites for text based LW guides?

I hate video tutorials - having to go through an hour of video to get to the one thing I was wondering about...

thatīs a bit like going to the store and order a bird, or fish...then the waiter asks, what kind of bird/fish?

So the question is..what tutorials are you looking for? are you ordering from the general menu:D

This one has many old links and you may see which ones are vids and not, but a warning that many are so old that they donīt exist anymore...
http://members.shaw.ca/lightwavetutorials/Main_Menu.htm

Heres one if I would brainstorm a bit quick..
http://www.joelertola.com/tutorials/brain/index.html

jeric_synergy
08-11-2016, 10:24 AM
Oh, here's another tip on viewing YouTube videos: watching at 1.25X speed is usually TOTALLY understandable, and considerably brisker. It's my default speed for some of the drawlers out there.

Combine that with the notation tip, and your tute viewing pain may be lessened.

Spinland
08-11-2016, 11:12 AM
Second Jeric's suggestion. I download the tute, load it up in an NLE, and play it faster and pause/slow when it starts to look meaty.

jeric_synergy
08-11-2016, 11:32 AM
Indeed: I wish there were a knob based speed control, that would be good.

(I bet the UK readers are having a good chuckle at that....)

wesleycorgi
08-11-2016, 02:21 PM
Not sites, but check these books out (readily available on Amazon used, so you can pick up for a few dollars):

I never bought this book, but I used to thumb through it back in the day: https://www.amazon.com/Lightwave-3D-1001-Tips-Tricks/dp/1556220901/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1470946403&sr=8-3&keywords=lightwave+3d+tips

It gives a bunch of tips, including from Rob Powers and other legendary LWavers.

I do have this book: https://www.amazon.com/Essential-Lightwave-V9-Fastest-Easiest/dp/1598220241/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470946738&sr=8-1&keywords=lightwave+9+3d

I seem to pick up some new nuance every time I take a peak.

I think that you could also read all of the content if you go to books.google.com

js33
08-11-2016, 02:33 PM
Second Jeric's suggestion. I download the tute, load it up in an NLE, and play it faster and pause/slow when it starts to look meaty.

You do realize you can speed up/slow down videos on Youtube? That's what I do if someone goes too slow or too fast.

Spinland
08-11-2016, 02:42 PM
You do realize you can speed up/slow down videos on Youtube? That's what I do if someone goes too slow or too fast.

Wow; no, I had no idea such a thing were possible. This works in the Chrome browser? Huh.

Schwyhart
08-11-2016, 02:56 PM
Is the Rigging Revealed that Lino did tutorial worth it, even with LWNext coming out?
https://www.lightwave3d.com/buy-lightwave-training/

jeric_synergy
08-11-2016, 03:47 PM
Wow; no, I had no idea such a thing were possible. This works in the Chrome browser? Huh.

FireFox also.

wesleycorgi
08-11-2016, 04:25 PM
Is the Rigging Revealed that Lino did tutorial worth it, even with LWNext coming out?
https://www.lightwave3d.com/buy-lightwave-training/

Not to discourage you out of Lino's fine training, but I would recommend Rebel Hill's Rigging Training first: http://rebelhill.net/html/rhr.html

Lino does a step-by-step approach. Whereas RH goes into theory. Or if you have money burning in your pocket, buy both!

Also, if I remember correctly, RH updated this tutorial series. And for a modest price, you could upgrade.

I imagine if anything drastically changes in LWNext, RH would update.

Spinland
08-11-2016, 06:14 PM
FireFox also.

Interesting. I almost never stream related stuff directly from the site so haven't had cause to explore the built in player. Just checked it out. Always fun to learn something.

Schwyhart
08-12-2016, 09:57 PM
So I bought RHR yesterday and I still didn't receive a download link. I emailed him and didn't get a response either. Is this normal?

wesleycorgi
08-12-2016, 10:30 PM
He's based in Europe, so I would expect a delay. I find RH fairly responsive, but he is a one man band.

Kryslin
08-12-2016, 11:42 PM
It can take RH up to 48 hours to get you your download link. I'm currently making my way through the Face Rigging master class.

For software neutral training, Mr. Vaughan's [digital] Modeling is an excellent resource.

Spinland
08-13-2016, 06:23 AM
He's based in Europe, so I would expect a delay. I find RH fairly responsive, but he is a one man band.

This. He's in the UK and does this in addition to his other work; plus it's a weekend. I've never had to wait more than 48 hours for a response.

Schwyhart
08-13-2016, 06:34 AM
Cool...I completely understand.

Spinland
08-13-2016, 07:39 AM
For software neutral training, Mr. Vaughan's [digital] Modeling is an excellent resource.

Quoted for enthusiastic agreement. It also comes in an excellently done Kindle edition. Highly recommend this book.

rustythe1
08-13-2016, 10:25 AM
it summer holiday time as well, in a Spanish heatwave, and if I am not mistaken he lives out on the small channel island of jersey so I expect he is out enjoying the sun while we have it

jeric_synergy
08-13-2016, 10:56 AM
August. So little gets done in August.

RebelHill
08-13-2016, 04:43 PM
No, I am yet alive. Just had things but am caught up. Any who were waiting on anything ought have it by now.

Also this... http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?142536-RHiggit-2-discussion-thread&p=1478873#post1478873

Cheers all.

Schwyhart
08-13-2016, 05:53 PM
Nice