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DocDeezy
11-21-2005, 03:02 PM
[IMG]WHICH TRAINING DVD/CD-ROM ?
I'm fairly new to lightwave (8), and I've built a few undesirable characters, I don't think I'm putting them together right....I've followed several tutorials but my wireframes for my models always come out twisted and confusing(I know I'm NOT doin this right)...So which training dvd or cd-rom would anyone suggest?? :newtek: :newtek: :newtek:

DocDeezy
11-21-2005, 03:07 PM
[IMG]WHICH TRAINING DVD/CD-ROM ?
I'm fairly new to lightwave (8), and I've built a few undesirable characters, I don't think I'm putting them together right....I've followed several tutorials but my wireframes for my models always come out twisted and confusing(I know I'm NOT doin this right)...So which training dvd or cd-rom would anyone suggest?? :newtek: :newtek: :newtek:
without GOD I can do nothing :lwicon:

nthused
11-21-2005, 03:58 PM
You might want to visit spinquad.com...post a question for Wes Beckwith...he's publishing quite a few good dvds on all aspects of LW.

Believe his web site is www.wordware.com

nthused
11-21-2005, 04:01 PM
Yep. The website for the dvds is:

http://www.wordware.com/lightwave/

Hoopti
11-21-2005, 04:15 PM
There are two great sites, www.kurvstudios.com and www.3dtrainingonline.com. You'll see some overlap, Splinegod is having Kurv distribute some of his stuff, but I've never been disappointed in anything I've purchased from either. They're reasonably priced as well.

If you want to kinda pay as you go with lessons, you can try the online version of www.simplylightwave.com as well.

All three sites offer some free training so you can get an idea of what their style is like to make sure it matches with the way you like to learn.

Hoop

Silkrooster
11-21-2005, 04:22 PM
Video Tutorials
Scott Cameron’s Collection of Lightwave tutorials on the web http://members.shaw.ca/lightwavetutorials/Main_Menu.htm
Newtek’s Collection http://www.newtek.com/products/lightwave/tutorials/index.html,
http://www.newtek.com/products/lightwave/tutorials/videos/index.html (Most of Proton’s listed here)
http://www.newtek.com/products/lightwave/product/demos.html

Books
Inside Lightwave 8 by Dan Ablan
Lightwave 3D 8 Texturing by Leigh van der Byl
Essential Lightwave 3D by Timothy Albee
Lightwave 3D [8] Cartoon Character Creation vol 1 and 2 by Jonny Gorden

Forums
Newteks http://vbulletin.newtek.com/
Spinquad www.spinquad.com/forum/
Kurv Studio www.kurvstudios.com/forum
Simply Lightwave http://forum.simplylightwave.com/
Lightwave Group V3 http://www.lwg3d.com/v3/index.htm
CGTalk http://www.cgtalk.com/index.php?
Silkrooster’s www.silkrooster.com/forum
3Drecursion http://3drecursions.com/forum/index.php

Commercial (Pay) Web sites:
Splinegod www.splinegod.com/onlinetraining.htm
Dan Ablan www.3dgarage.com
Kurv Studio www.kurvstudios.com
Simply Lightwave www.simplylightwave.com

Wiki’s
Wiki3Dpedia www.silkrooster.com/wiki

Plug – in database
Flay is a web site where you can search other web sites for plugins. If you need a plugin for Lightwave this is the very first place to check. The address is www.flay.com
If I missed anyone my apologies as this is going to be a growing database. Anyone wishing to be listed, please pm me or access my forum and post a message.
Silk

DocDeezy
11-21-2005, 04:53 PM
thanx, :thumbsup: I think I'm goin with "mastering Lightwave (8)" cd-rom. know anything about this disk..?

geothefaust
11-21-2005, 05:46 PM
Just to follow up what the person a few posts above said, www.3dtrainingonline.com is great. I'm doing the courses right now, and Larry Shultz's videos are pretty amazing. He really explains things you need to know and why you're doing it.

Anywho, just my two cents. Hope it helps. :)

GregMalick
11-21-2005, 08:44 PM
thanx, :thumbsup: I think I'm goin with "mastering Lightwave (8)" cd-rom. know anything about this disk..?
That is probably the only training I don't know about.

But all that stuff that SlikRooster posted is pure Gold.
I want to say that Kurv's offerings are the best bang for the buck and you can focus in on specific areas you want to study/learn. He also has sales.

The only thing omitted was Lost Pencil who is currently having a sale
http://www.lostpencil.com. I recommend their stuff too.

Finally, eBay is a fabulous source for some great books.
Even the older stuff is relevant for someone new to LW.
Some great techniques can be found in those old books. :D

Silkrooster
11-21-2005, 09:46 PM
That is probably the only training I don't know about.

But all that stuff that SlikRooster posted is pure Gold.
I want to say that Kurv's offerings are the best bang for the buck and you can focus in on specific areas you want to study/learn. He also has sales.

The only thing omitted was Lost Pencil who is currently having a sale
http://www.lostpencil.com. I recommend their stuff too.

Finally, eBay is a fabulous source for some great books.
Even the older stuff is relevant for someone new to LW.
Some great techniques can be found in those old books. :D
I don't know if I am all that slik :hey: Just kiding, I know its a typo. I keep forgetting about lostpencil. I'll be adding them to the list.
Thanks,
Silk

GregMalick
11-21-2005, 10:55 PM
:foreheads I just can't type!

SndrDesign
11-26-2005, 09:18 AM
How come Desktop Images is not on anyones list?

UnCommonGrafx
11-26-2005, 09:40 AM
Not considered current...?