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08-24-2004, 08:03 AM

Can anyone recommend a good introduction classroom training course for Ligthwave.

I live in Orange Country CA and I'm not able to find anything on NewTek or when I do a google search.

And by the way the one class NewTek has on their web site in my area is no longer available at that location.


08-24-2004, 08:37 AM
Hi King,
we offer one on one training here in our Chicago studio. It's a two day course customized to meet your needs.

If you would like to learn at your own pace, we have our course on DVD-ROM. Visit www.3dgarage.com for more information. We have people from NASA, the US Army, the Pentagon, NBC, FOX, and many others learning from this course.

And, let me know directly if you have any questions.

Best of luck,

08-24-2004, 10:43 PM
Hey kingk,
I live in the LA area and it wouldnt be hard to set something up.
I also include 2 CDs (20 hours) of material that I cover in my 2 day seminars.

Ive been working in the hollywood area for years. The last place has been at Warner Bros.
Ive also been doing online courses for Lightwave much longer then anyone else. My courses have sold all over the world and Ive done training with people at NASA/JPL, the Navy, Fox studio, Disney Imagineering and others.

Im also working quite closely with KURV at http://www.kurvstudios.com. Wes has a lot of the same professionals who contributed to the best selling Lightwave 8:1001 tips and tricks from Wordware.
If you havent had the chance check out the 4 hours of video tutorials I have online on my site or via the KURV site. I would imagine that you wouldnt mind learning some tips and tricks that are used in the TV and Film business. Drop me an email or msg me. :)

08-25-2004, 12:20 AM
Proof is in the results.

Do you want to model like this, go for the 3D Garage courseware:


Or if you want to model like this, go with SplineGod:


08-25-2004, 02:15 AM
Thanks Max for posting these. I think a comparison between each instructors work is a good idea. Its great to have real professionals who contribute to these forums and have the lightwave communities best interests at heart.
Lets zoom out a bit on both of these images.
This is the rest of Dans model he did for his last book. I believe he did the modeling and texturing and had some help to do the hair. This is considered a finished modelhttp://images.amazon.com/images/P/0735713685.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Heres my model zoomed out but without texturing.

Heres my same model with some basic textures (unfinished). At this point the textures are all procedurals but separated via weight maps.

Heres another head I did in about 4.5 hours or so.

To repeat Mad Max the proof IS in the results. If you want to model like Dan by all means go with his courses. If you want to learn how to model the way I do I would recommend my courses. :)

08-25-2004, 07:53 AM
Actually, I did the hair. Nick Boughen stepped in to help tweak the settings and get the look I was after. From there, I tweaked it more using Sasquatch.

The final image created by anyone is just one portion of a training course. The goal of 3D Garage Courseware is to teach the user how to use LightWave. People will understand the program, not just watch someone push buttons without explanation. Our courseware is not cumbersome, and is easy to watch and learn from.

08-25-2004, 08:34 AM