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triplej96
04-25-2007, 03:28 PM
I'm a video guy. I use Avid, AE(using for 4 months now self taught).. but my work just got lightwave and my boss wants me to learn it. What would you guys suggest to get for training?

Thank You

jameswillmott
04-25-2007, 04:40 PM
The Inside Lightwave books by Dan Ablan were a great purchase for me. I recommend them.

DiscreetFX
04-25-2007, 04:41 PM
All of these are good start.

http://www.classondemand.net/ClassOnDemand/lightwave-training/lw9_basic01.aspx

http://www.classondemand.net/ClassOnDemand/lightwave-training/lw9_new01.aspx

http://www.3dgarage.com/LW9Sig/LW9Sig.html

colkai
04-26-2007, 01:55 AM
Dans books, also, if they are still available, Dave Jerrards 'LW Applied' books, they may be for an older version, but a lot of the stuff is still highly relevant.

Hipcheck
04-26-2007, 05:41 AM
I would definately agree with all of the above. Dan Ablan's books (Inside LightWave) and his video series (3D Garage Signature Courseware) are top notch! I would also recommend the Kurv Studios DVDs. Excellent stuff!

colkai
04-26-2007, 05:47 AM
I would also recommend the Kurv Studios DVDs. Excellent stuff!
Good Call, also, if you want a web based tutorial to REALLY hammer you, go here.. It's quite a skill driver:

http://www.lwg3d.org/forums/showthread.php?t=27346

Gary Wales
04-26-2007, 06:13 AM
I would definately agree with all of the above. Dan Ablan's books (Inside LightWave) and his video series (3D Garage Signature Courseware) are top notch! I would also recommend the Kurv Studios DVDs. Excellent stuff!

What he said.

Dan's latest (INSIDE LIGHTWAVE v9) popped through the letterbox today and it really is a fantastic guide to LightWave 9, as well as a pleasure to the olfactory organ when you stick yer nose in and fan the pages. :D

triplej96
04-26-2007, 08:49 AM
Thanks everybody I will check your suggestions out.