View Full Version : company going into Lightwave ! - any good LW trainings?

10-21-2004, 11:35 AM
the company I work for is looking for good LW tutorials.

after being the only lightwaver in the company for a while, it seems that
they are going to teach more people to learn lightwave (great!)

they would start from 0 so they need some complete tutorials to learn all the basics.
I will probably help them going through the tutorials.

they are looking for some professional training
they found www.3dgarage.com,

do you guys know any other good ones?

I know some free tutorials and but not any commercial ones..

Thanks !

Jean-Marc Labal

Interface Multimedia

10-21-2004, 12:07 PM
Great... good wishes! :cool:

Just a couple my own brain can put out at first


10-21-2004, 12:35 PM
i have larry's introduction to lightwave course and it's very good.
it's project based so you learn loads in a real world situation.


you also get 2 FREE additional cdroms with over 20hours training as well.

and he's a great teacher.

steve g

10-21-2004, 12:48 PM
I definately agree with checking out splinegods tutes and the DVD's on Kurvs site, have a look at http://www.kurvstudios.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=12 (WIP) to see what people are managing from the DVD, the DVD's are very informative, and the car modelling is extremely simple to follow, regardless of experience. Also check out http://desktopimages.com/ some very good DVD's there.


10-21-2004, 12:53 PM
Also check out http://desktopimages.com/ some very good DVD's there.Check http://desktopimages.com/Hypervoxels.shtml
At the end of the page you'll find a funny surprise... B. P.'s face... I falled down the chair in belly laughs... really funny indeed! :D :D

10-21-2004, 05:39 PM
Free tutorials are sometimes well written enough to help out. But if your company wants to teach pro techniques in a relatively short ramp up period, get commercial tutorials like Larry's or Dan's or the series produced by Kurv. There are other commercial tutes, of course.

Also, get three different videos from Desktop that cover the basics and workflow. Some people learn better from watching and hearing the info.

10-21-2004, 07:07 PM
Thanks guys! :)

What sorts of things is your company looking at getting into?
You get a lot of material in my courseware plus the unlimited online support.
I think a big advantage I bring into my training is that I continually work in the industry out in Hollywood. Ive worked at several large studios and have done everything you can imagine. Lately Ive worked at Warner Bros on a project and just finished working on a James Cameron project. I make all that experience available to my students plus Im big on teaching how to troubleshoot. I would recommend taking a look at the free videos I have online to get an idea what its like. I have about 4 hrs worth there. As far as online courses go Ive been doing them a lot longer then anyone else. :)

10-21-2004, 10:26 PM
I fully endorse Larry's coursework...

for further tutorials on line go to....


10-21-2004, 11:59 PM
thanks everybody,

we do architectural renderings mainly..
we are not a big company, there are about 10 renderers..
most of them will start learning LW.. but not sure when, it seems like
it might be soon.
it probably will be a slow process...
my boss asked me today to find some good tutorials, it's a start..

I will take a look at all those links,

thanks a lot !

10-22-2004, 10:40 AM
Just adding http://www.wordware.com/lightwave

10-27-2004, 01:21 PM
Also having some good reference books would be nice to go along with video tutorials. Good news to here though that your studio is looking into LW. Good luck and best wishes :D


10-28-2004, 02:18 AM
The very under-referenced site which some fantastic video tutorials (some free too)