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tinytimw52
06-17-2007, 11:31 AM
Hello, I just downloaded the discovery edition of lightwave, because I am new to the 3d enviroment. I think most of us would agree that Lightwave can be pretty tough and intimidating at first, so if you would please take the time to tell me: Where can I get started at learning how to use the program? What do you recommend I do to learn the program best? Thanks.

brunopeixoto
06-17-2007, 03:02 PM
On the net you can find tons of tutorials (text with pictures and videos).
There is also a lightwave wiki.

NewTek tuts:
http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/tutorials/index.php
http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/tutorials/videos/index.php

www.simplylightwave.com

Wiki
http://www.lightwiki.com/Main_Page

Spinquad
http://www.spinquad.com/

And Dan Ablan and other books (www.amazon.com)

v1u1ant
06-18-2007, 03:30 AM
I started off with splinegods free tutorials then mooched about the newtek tutorials area and went from there.

now ive just bought a couple of books. inside Lightwave 9 by Dan Ablan (is that name right?) and a character animation book:)

Also keep just lurking around these forums, theres always something new to learn.



Taken me about 3 months of reading and messing about and im just about starting to make headway:)

Welcome n best o luck

colkai
06-18-2007, 04:20 AM
Yup, also, don't ever get discouraged. :)
3D is an arena where you never ever stop learning so don't be put off by things you think you cannot do.
I've been playing about with LW for a while now and only recently do I think I've actually started to get it.
(Of course, that could have summat to do with me old age ;) :p )

Mr Maze
06-18-2007, 04:48 PM
Kurv studios has a ton of good tutorials.
http://www.kurvstudios.com/
For some more advanced tutorials that are free, check out Worms of Art. These are really good.
http://www.the-worms-of-art.com/Tutorials/

And also, post questions on this site as well as Spinquad, people will respond.