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02-26-2004, 07:26 PM
Hello. I got lightwave a few days go.. so i gave it for a spin. Its very very complicated i need help so.. can anyone give me newbie tips.. i mean.. im completly new... i dont know even know where to start. So can anyone give me simple newbie tips and oh yeah.. i have a question. Whats the differnce between the Modeler and the other one?:confused:

Vincent Brumbac
02-26-2004, 09:13 PM
This is a joke, right?


Vincent D. Brumback

02-26-2004, 11:32 PM
The interactive guides here (http://www.newtek.com/products/lightwave/tutorials/index.html) are a good place to start...

02-27-2004, 12:29 AM
When I first started with Lightwave I found the Manual very helpful


02-27-2004, 01:47 AM
modeler is where you construct your models.

layout is where you animate and render them.

explore the tools in modeler. make a box and play with the bevel tool, smooth shift, lathe, etc.

lots of resources and tutorials around here. you'll be cranking out top notch stuff in no time.

02-27-2004, 01:55 AM
www.lightwave3d.com go to the tutorials section and start doing somw basic tutorials, like a bowl or a fork and work ur way up, and the undo and redo buttons are gonna become ur best friend.

Read about texturing, rendering, modeling, lighting, find books that explain the fundamental basics, such as the art of maya explains alot about animation and how to make it look good.....

good luck with lw!

02-27-2004, 02:18 PM
There are a lot of great resources for learning LightWave. Here are just a few:

The LightWave 3D [7.5] Help System can be downloaded from http://www.newtek.com/products/lightwave/product/7.5c/index.html. Once installed on your system, you can access it through your web browser by opening the LightWave\Online_Docs\help\index.html file on from your hard drive. This new manual is fully searchable by keyword.

Of course, there is this forum, but there is also:

Simply LightWave (http://www.simplylightwave.com) and it's forum (http://forum.simplylightwave.com)
LightWave 3D Mailing List (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lw3d)

For tutorials, there is:

NewTek's LightWave Tutorials (http://www.newtek.com/products/lightwave/tutorials)
LightWave Tutorials on the Web (http://members.shaw.ca/lightwavetutorials)
Flay.com (http://www.flay.com) and it's tutorials (http://www.flay.com/links.cfm)

For training, there is:

Videos from Desktop Images (http://www.desktopimages.com)
Videos from Class on Demand (http://www.classondemand.net)
Books from Wordware Publishing (http://www.wordware.com/computer/graphic_design.shtml)
Keyframe Magazine (http://www.keyframemag.com)
Classes from Washburn University (http://www.washburn.edu/ce/newtek)
Many community colleges offer full-semester and weekend LightWave classes.
Many of our authorized resellers offer LightWave training, both in class and personal training formats. You can look for the authorized dealer nearest you by searching here (http://www.newtek.com/dealers).

And, the amazing thing is that this list barely scratches the surface.