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03-26-2003, 12:13 PM
Hello everybody.

Im a newbie at 3D with lightwave. I was wondering whether anyone could point me to a starting location. I dont mind doing it all by myself. I just need some easy tutorials to help me start up. I want to start by making a logo for my simple website. Please, if you have any suggestions, don't hesitate to tell me about them.

So some links... perhaps tutorials also because im a totally new to 3D except that I have been using Swish 3D to make images and flash files that about it. Thanks alot. By the way, nice community here. And Lightwave just Rocks the Stage!!! Thanks


03-26-2003, 12:47 PM
anyone? please im much interested in 3D animation. Just want to start low like a logo. thanks.

03-26-2003, 12:52 PM
Hello Pin, Welcome to the wonder full world of waving.

For tuts of all levels try Newtek’ site http://www.newtek.com/products/lightwave/tutorials/index.html

They even have a few specifically on logos

And here

Check out
They have all types of 3d/2d VTM’s for download. (Lightwave ones coming soon apparently)

You could also try to get hold of 3D world mag

They always have a few Lightwave tutorials in each issue.

Hope this helps

03-26-2003, 01:19 PM
thanks! i'll be off to work now. again, thank you.


04-15-2003, 11:52 AM
i found it so hard to get any of the tutorials going. I guess i will need to get a book to start learning because this program is so tough.

any good book suggestions.

04-15-2003, 05:33 PM
Flay.com has some good tutorials and resources as well.

The books I would suggest are Inside Lightwave 7 by.. uhm.. what's your name again Dan? Oh yeah, Dan Ablan who comes here once in awhile and reminds us why we buy his books :D
Also, I would recommend, Lightwave Applied by Dave Gerrard, Jen Hachigian and Joe Tracy. Jen's the resident cel-shading wiz.

04-16-2003, 12:29 AM
If you go out of this thread and look at the post: "LightWave Courseware" right here under "General Discussion" you'll find a FREE intro tutorial by Dan Ablan his very ownsef' just a couple of clicks away. Is that cool or what?