View Full Version : New to Lightwave

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.

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:




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

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

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.
For some more advanced tutorials that are free, check out Worms of Art. These are really good.

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