View Full Version : Help a newbie.

03-14-2004, 11:24 PM
I'm looking for someone with lots of freetime and lots of patience who can teach me how to model. Or at least get me started with the basics.

I really want to model, possibly as a career, it's not just something I'm trying and going to toss away as soon as it gets too hard. I'm going to work hard to become a good modeller, but I need a push in the right direction. Everyone has to start somewhere right?

I'm a wonderful artist at drawing realism (not the anime craze thats going around), so I thought that may be a decent foundation to work on.

If someone out there can help me, I would love and appreciate it immensely. In the meantime I will be looking over the many tutorials on the Newtek website.

Here's the thumbnail tutorial from the newtek website, it took me a minute to figure out the stretch tool, but I think it turned out nicely.


03-15-2004, 11:23 AM
Can't help you directly, but here are some other resources you might want to look into.

LightWave Tutorials on the Web (http://members.shaw.ca/lightwavetutorials)
Desktop Images Training Videos (http://www.desktopimages.com)
Class on Demand Training Videos (http://www.classondemand.net)
Wordware Computer Books (http://www.wordware.com/computer)

03-17-2004, 12:29 AM
I would highly recommend the Desktop images tutorials
I purchased Lightwave last year and recieved their holiday bonus pack with Desktop and class on demand. Desktop's were easy to follow along, Very proffesional and simply... They knew what the hell they were talking about ... Last week I purchased over 700$ worth of their DVDs ( just recieced them last week) lots of late nights for me!!!

03-17-2004, 01:07 AM
Hey Ronin,
It depends on how you want to go about it. You can sit down and try and sift thru books and free online tutorials.
I have some very good online courses that modeling in great detail plus a lot of other topics in a serious, focussed way.
You can check out my courses HERE (http://www.3dtrainingonline.com)

and I have about 4 hours of free video tutorials HERE (http://www.3dtrainingonline.com/support)

The training comes with great online support which you can check out HERE (http://www.learningstop.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi)
Just login as guest and use guest for the password.
Feel free to look around and get back to me if you have any questions. :)

03-17-2004, 09:36 PM
Thanks for the help guys :)

I'll show you some of my work later, but I think I'm really getting good at this.