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randysolo
01-15-2006, 09:08 AM
I looked into online training that would get me a BA in Animation but all they taught was 3D Max and Maya. I'm sure they're great programs but I've already invested a lot in LW. I'd like to continue that to the next level. Are there any GREAT CD/DVD type lessons that can take me to that next level? I'm somewhat at an intermediate level so I'd like to learn more in detail about animation, rigging, scripts, texture mapping, advanced modeling techniques etc. I want to try to make sure I'm learning things that will carry over to Version 9. I'm sure that there will be new trainging aimed at LW9 but that will take time. Do you recomend any CD or DVD type training that fits my level? I've seen a few but I'm not sure which one will be the best for the money.

thanks for any help,

randysolo

lesterfoster
01-15-2006, 10:26 AM
1) http://www.3dtrainingonline.com/

2) http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/tutorials/videos/index.php

3) www.3dgarage.com (http://www.3dgarage.com)

coremi
01-15-2006, 10:37 AM
i found Desktop images pretty good, more advanced than others, very clean explanation.

www.desktopimages.com

Paul_Boland
01-15-2006, 12:26 PM
I don't know about their advanced stuff, but I bought Kurv Studios Lightwave 3D 8 From The Beginning and I love it. It has shown me, in deatil, the workings of Lightwave and has really got me up and running.

http://www.kurvstudios.com/

kennez
01-16-2006, 07:05 AM
http://www.simplylightwave.com/

kurv
01-16-2006, 08:16 AM
Thanks Paul!

randysolo, we also have over 150 free videos available on our site as well.

www.kurvstudios.com/free_tutorials

Enjoy!

SplineGod
01-17-2006, 01:14 AM
I looked into online training that would get me a BA in Animation but all they taught was 3D Max and Maya. I'm sure they're great programs but I've already invested a lot in LW. I'd like to continue that to the next level. Are there any GREAT CD/DVD type lessons that can take me to that next level? I'm somewhat at an intermediate level so I'd like to learn more in detail about animation, rigging, scripts, texture mapping, advanced modeling techniques etc. I want to try to make sure I'm learning things that will carry over to Version 9. I'm sure that there will be new trainging aimed at LW9 but that will take time. Do you recomend any CD or DVD type training that fits my level? I've seen a few but I'm not sure which one will be the best for the money.

thanks for any help,

randysolo

I have a course that covers character modeling, rigging, texturing and animation in great detail. Its well over 80 hrs of material and comes with unlimited online support. I dont believe youll find anything else that covers this sort of material in anywhere near the degree that I do. Much of what youve mentioned I cover plus some. I would check it out. :)

dablan
01-17-2006, 02:30 PM
Thanks for the link Lester.

Randy, check out all of the freebies online, including ours at www.3dgarage.com.

Scott Cameron's got a great site too for tutorials
http://members.shaw.ca/lightwavetutorials/Main_Menu.htm

And NewTek's site as well
http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/tutorials/


Best of luck!

lesterfoster
01-17-2006, 09:42 PM
You are welcome. Your training tapes were the first that I invested in to, whin I first bought my toaster with lightwave. In fact, I have watched them so many times, that I wore out the tapes. Thank goodness for CDís and DVDís. As they do not stretch. :thumbsup:

kurv
02-07-2006, 07:10 PM
KURV studios has a extremely comprehensive list of videos on LightWave all priced from 24.95 - 44.95 and most have more than 6 hours of content each.

From spline modeling to dynamics, to lighting and texturing… we have you covered.

MrWyatt
02-08-2006, 01:15 AM
http://www.lostpencil.com/

also not a bad resource.

androidmaker
02-08-2006, 02:18 AM
First get all the free tutorials you can off the net. Here is a list of what I have and what I think of them. First, signature 8 DVD from Dan Ablan at www.3dgarage.com it’s a very good value for the price. He also has some free training. It works well in windows media player but works best with the camtasia player (included on the disks). Another good one to get, also by Dan Ablan is Backgrounds in motion from www.ClassonDemand.net I have this one also (both volumes) and it too is very good. It is set up for a DVD player so you could play it on a T.V. and work on your computer. I don’t have any of there other stuff so I can’t tell you how good it is (it is a bit costly). I also have some stuff from www.lostPencil.com I have lip sync, walk cycles, model and rig in a day and facial expressions & body Language. This stuff is ok. It plays on the windows media player and it’s on the grainy side and the author would rather show you and not tell you if you know what I mean… lots of dead air. Then there is www.AsileFX.com I have the pyrotechnics volume 1 and 2 and the VUE 5 stuff (4 disks in all with another on the way) this is also a good buy for your buck. All the disks are well done with crisp video with a good resolution. Now the last but certainly not the least is www.Kurvstudios.com kurv has an extensive list of videos from a large list of instructors. At this time I have 12 of there training videos and I think that every one of them is worth the price. All of them are in QuickTime format. Most of the ones that I do have are from Larry Shultz and he is a good teacher. Also take a good look at Kurv’s site and you will find he gives a discount most of the time. I got almost all of this stuff last year and as soon as my wife lets me get near the bank account (which I don’t see happening any time soon) I want to get the spline modeling stuff by Larry Shultz. I hope this helps you some.

kurv
02-08-2006, 11:06 AM
http://www.lostpencil.com/

also not a bad resource.

Not bad at all, I have purchased Paul's stuff myself... :D

kurv
02-08-2006, 11:08 AM
First get all the free tutorials you can off the net. Here is a list of what I have and what I think of them. First, signature 8 DVD from Dan Ablan at www.3dgarage.com itís a very good value for the price. He also has some free training. It works well in windows media player but works best with the camtasia player (included on the disks). Another good one to get, also by Dan Ablan is Backgrounds in motion from www.ClassonDemand.net I have this one also (both volumes) and it too is very good. It is set up for a DVD player so you could play it on a T.V. and work on your computer. I donít have any of there other stuff so I canít tell you how good it is (it is a bit costly). I also have some stuff from www.lostPencil.com I have lip sync, walk cycles, model and rig in a day and facial expressions & body Language. This stuff is ok. It plays on the windows media player and itís on the grainy side and the author would rather show you and not tell you if you know what I meanÖ lots of dead air. Then there is www.AsileFX.com I have the pyrotechnics volume 1 and 2 and the VUE 5 stuff (4 disks in all with another on the way) this is also a good buy for your buck. All the disks are well done with crisp video with a good resolution. Now the last but certainly not the least is www.Kurvstudios.com kurv has an extensive list of videos from a large list of instructors. At this time I have 12 of there training videos and I think that every one of them is worth the price. All of them are in QuickTime format. Most of the ones that I do have are from Larry Shultz and he is a good teacher. Also take a good look at Kurvís site and you will find he gives a discount most of the time. I got almost all of this stuff last year and as soon as my wife lets me get near the bank account (which I donít see happening any time soon) I want to get the spline modeling stuff by Larry Shultz. I hope this helps you some.

Thanks, yeah totally agree, thats why we do the free stuff... Come and get it... it is all downloadable and free :)

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us, [email protected]

Thanks!

SplineGod
02-08-2006, 02:53 PM
Androidmaker,
Thanks for the comments. Glad you like the material. Ive also got about 4 hrs of free material which is also up on KURVs site. On top of that hes got several more hours of free stuff. Weve got some other pretty cool stuff in the works as well. :)