View Full Version : relatively new user, need info on best materials to learn program

07-09-2006, 01:27 PM
I've had Lightave since Feb and I would like to find out what materials are available to learn the program on my own. Right now I'm using Inside Lightwave 8 by Dan Ablan. Good book, but I'd like to find out what else there is. I'm still having a lot of difficulty learning how to manipulate dynamic objects, particularly particles and cloth dynamics.

Any new info on the upgrade to Lightwave 9?

07-10-2006, 04:40 AM
not that is out there yet.
For all LW stuff, visit www.flay.com for plugins and
for training materials.

07-10-2006, 07:14 AM
Copied and pasted from Silkroosters collection of links:

Lightwave Resources

Scott Cameron’s Collection of Lightwave tutorials on the web: http://members.shaw.ca/lightwavetutorials/Main_Menu.htm
Newtek’s main tutorial page http://www.newtek.com/products/lightwave/tutorials/,
Newtek video’s http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/tuto...deos/index.php (Most of Proton’s listed here)
LW 8 Demo’s by Newtek http://www.newtek.com/products/light...uct/demos.html
LW9 Demo's by Newtek http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/lw9_demos.php
Spinquad list of tutorials http://www.spinquad.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=40
Kurv Studio www.kurvstudios.com
3d Training Online http://www.3dtrainingonline.com/ – by SplineGod
Dan Ablan www.3dgarage.com
Simply Lightwave www.simplylightwave.com
puff and larkin http://www.puffandlarkin.com/lightwa...ter_modelling/
Lost Pencil www.lostpencil.com
Desktop Images http://www.desktopimages.com/index.shtml
Toby Gaines Smoothing tutorial http://www.tobygaines.com/smoothing.html
Starbase1’s Lightwave Ringed Planet http://www.starbase1.co.uk/tutring.htm
Silkrooster’s Video’s http://www.silkrooster.com/tutorials.php
Silkrooster’s list of tip’s tricks and how-to’s http://www.silkrooster.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=17
Second Reality modeling tutorialshttp://www.secondreality.ch/tutorials/tutorials.html
CGTutorials http://www.cgtutorials.com/c5/NewTek_Lightwave_3D
Asile FXhttp://www.asilefx.com/products_tutorials.htm
Tutor FXhttp://www.tutorfx.com/
Joelertola UV Mapping Tutorial: http://www.joelertola.com/tutorials/uv_tutorial/uv.html
Lighting Tutorial http://www.itchy-animation.co.uk/tutorials/light01.htm
TV Screen area Light Tutorial: http://www.altyna.com/lw/specrefl.htm

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

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

Wiki3Dpedia www.silkrooster.com/wiki
BeeVee’s Lightwiki http://www.lightwiki.com/wiki/mediaw...itle=Main_Page
Wiki CG, Computer Graphic Encyclopedia http://www.wikicg.com/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
Darkling Simulations http://www.darksim.com/dswiki/index.php/Main_Page

Plug – in databases
Flay www.flay.com
Wiki3dpedia at http://www.silkrooster.com/wiki/inde...title=Plug_ins

07-10-2006, 07:33 AM
WOW! I'm definitely going to lget a lot out of this! Thanks for all the info.

07-10-2006, 06:09 PM
And if you REALLY want to get into it, DAVE School (http://www.daveschool.com).