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blindsided
05-26-2017, 03:37 AM
Looks like they have a sale on including some Lightwave
https://www.udemy.com/courses/search/?ref=home&src=ukw&q=lightwave
Never used them though, anyone tried them?
jm

wesleycorgi
05-26-2017, 05:12 AM
I've used many different Udemy courses, but not these. You should go directly to Adam Gibson's site, though. He's having a $7 sale on all his content: http://www.learn3dsoftware.com/

I've purchased from Learn3D before without any problems.

TheLexx
05-26-2017, 05:21 AM
Those courses are by Adam Gibson, who at the moment has a sale on at his own site (http://www.learn3dsoftware.com/)at $7 per tutorial. Occasionally he runs a sale of lifetime membership for $200, so you could maybe email him and see if he bites (though on this membership you will have to email him every time you want a download link - there is no standard download button on the site, but you can request as many links as you want at any time).

The only potential issue is the quality of the material itself, in the sense that I have read reviews (http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?152171-Adam-Gibson-training-uhhhhh&highlight=adam+gibson)where people say the information is not necessarily viewer efficient considering the running time of the material (though there is good information there).

But Udemy looks like a decent site with plenty of gems (some of the drawing courses look fantastic), very often on a sale price, and I do feel the "view curriculum" links, video previews and user reviews generally give a feel of what you are getting yourself into per course. Never pay the full price - always look for the sale, which is very often. Good luck.

blindsided
05-26-2017, 05:29 AM
Thanks for the links. I am always tempted by a sale, sometimes feels worth it for a little gem that I never knew about!

MichaelT
05-26-2017, 06:39 AM
I've used online training. But after having seen a "masterclass" I decided to stick to tips and tricks from industry experts. Since when it comes down to it.. nothing replaces self training, and familiarity with the tool you're using. What I need from experts mostly revolves around what they are doing where they work, and for what reason. None of which takes weeks to learn. But that is me.. I am well aware that people are different, and learn in different ways.

hrgiger
05-26-2017, 07:18 AM
Personally I don't recommend Adams training. And from those chapters on the Udemy site, it just looks like he's walking thorough tools in modeler. That's info you can find anywhere. Is he actually teaching any modeling conepts?

I've bought 4 courses on Udemy. Out of the 4, 3 of them were very good, 1 was just ok but I only bought the one for specific information and it supplied that so I guess I got my moneys worth even if the rest of the class wasn't so good.

ActionBob
05-26-2017, 08:57 AM
In my opinion, one would avoid Adam's tutorials like the plague. They are bad.. As in it feels like he is reading manual to you and still getting things wrong bad.

I have bought, several (thinking, okay maybe these will be better). I was beyond disappointed and even angry at the quality of the vids. I heard something once that seems to be apt when it comes to the quality of his presentation. That is, "You just need to be one lesson ahead of your audience." Well, in watching those vids I purchased (didn't even finish some), I found that I was vocally correcting him (read: yelling at the screen) when he would stumble about or say to himself on camera that this was just a bug or didn't know why something wasn't working in LW. When, in fact, it wasn't the program.

Again, my opinion....

But.. I find his vids worse than "Aids-bola."

My opinion...

-Adrian