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WilliamVaughan
12-04-2007, 09:14 PM
Just in case some of you missed the activity in the Tips and Tricks section of the forums...I have a collection of new videos for the community with more on the way. Be sure to check them out...lots of info packed into these guys:

http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77002


Enjoy!

riki
12-04-2007, 11:13 PM
Sweet love em.

IMI
12-04-2007, 11:32 PM
Thank you. :)

Verlon
12-04-2007, 11:39 PM
What happened to proton?

Or have we finally witnessed proton decay? You know that's what they were looking for down in that mine when they got the neutrino hit for the 1987-A supernova (and can you imagine the panic? Sitting around all year waiting to catch one lousy neutrino emmission and getting seven hits in one night? They must have thought it was the end of the world or something....but I digress).

Are you just changing your profile up to mess with Captain Obvious? If so, are you doing it because he's a Mac user?

colkai
12-05-2007, 03:06 AM
William,
Said afore and I'll say it again.
Many many thanks for all the effort you're putting into these tutorials.

Can't recall who said it first, but for sure, they should be included as part of the default training on the DVD's for the new LW version - they are gems.
:D :D

THREEL
12-06-2007, 12:48 PM
Download them all, when you get a chance. It's like going to :lwicon: school. Can't wait for the next assignment! :thumbsup:

art
12-06-2007, 12:51 PM
Thank you for creating and sharing these videos. They are very informative. :thumbsup:

Etch
12-07-2007, 07:48 AM
Very nice tutorials!

I especially liked the ones about turning a page, and making the webbing on spiderman's suit.

Etch
12-07-2007, 08:58 AM
Correction, the tutorial where you make the mic is my favorite.

A+

roboken
12-07-2007, 03:15 PM
Proton, what a great new set of tutorials. I have watched them all and practiced several with my own objects. You have a really nice teaching style that would appeal to users of all levels.

My suggestion is that Newtek sponsor a brand new web site dedicated to Lightwave training videos. This would be its own exclusive domain and not a sub category of their present site. I would like to see videos by Newtek staff, and its user base as long as the video met certain fairly high and modern standards. Forget the old pdfs and tutorials made for 6-7-8 versions of Lightwave. Let's make it for 9+ Lightwave and versions going forward.

Proton, your videos really showed the great flexibility and power of this piece of software and reminded me of how much I still can learn about it. It's time Newtek got it's learning materials in high gear with a new web site and a determination to energize its customer base with frequent new training videos. Perhaps some of these videos would be free while some more involved ones would sell for a modest price. Newtek must realize that a lot of users are still struggling with the nodes editor as well as dynamics, expressions, and some of the other features in Layout. A new web site with weekly updates would be a huge strategic limprovement over the current haphazard approach to supporting the Lightwave learning base.

Once again, thanks the excellent tutorials.

KB
Boston

mccabejc
12-09-2007, 03:55 PM
WOW !! I just got done watching all of them, and they're incredible. Though I'm still scratching my head over the "Pin Toy" tutorial where you morph all of the points of the pins down to a single point to deform them...

Thanks much for all the hard work.

chikega
12-11-2007, 04:17 PM
Thanks William for the all the effort that went into these tutorials. I still need to pay you guys a visit down at the DAVE school. I'm sooo close. :)

bobakabob
12-12-2007, 05:16 AM
Agree with all the comments - great work :thumbsup:

I'd love to see more tutorials on the power of nodes - the Spidey webbing was ingenious :)

richdj
12-12-2007, 09:02 AM
Thanks William, these are pure gold...

Rich

guardonduty
12-12-2007, 10:22 AM
Well, I'll be a monkeys uncle. Very good stuff. It's so "hilarious" watching these videos and "understanding" the terms, the process and alterantive methods. I remember when I first began to learn LW I was TOTALLLY CLUELESS. Now, I am little less clueless. Keep up the hard work and improvements.

jlyon
12-13-2007, 09:03 AM
The wife and kids are gone tonight... So I'm watching Proton Vids!! Woo hoo!!!

colkai
12-13-2007, 10:03 AM
The wife and kids are gone tonight... So I'm watching Proton Vids!! Woo hoo!!!
The time will go quicker than you'd like, I'll tell you that. :thumbsup:

(Did the same when the wife was out last night. :p )

Titus
12-13-2007, 10:26 AM
The wife and kids are gone tonight... So I'm watching Proton Vids!! Woo hoo!!!

I had to sneak to my studio at 11:00 pm to watch these videos :D.

WilliamVaughan
12-13-2007, 09:44 PM
up to 7 hours and 45 minutes plus change :)

Enjoy the new videos!

cresshead
12-14-2007, 09:12 AM
thanks!...as always great training, explained really well.

Matt
12-14-2007, 09:36 AM
The wife and kids are gone tonight... So I'm watching Proton Vids!! Woo hoo!!!

A night in with Proton eh! You kinky sort!

:D

walfridson
12-14-2007, 09:47 AM
Very nice Proton!

Would love to see a proper video page with all videos. Thumbnail and description.

Also a place for user videos(and hosting..?)
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53723
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=69472
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77361
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77259
etc....

RadDog2
12-14-2007, 09:50 AM
Please keep posting them. They are worth Gold and then some.

moc
12-14-2007, 12:04 PM
Really really good tutorials..proton..
Thank you for your share..

WilliamVaughan
12-14-2007, 04:59 PM
Just passed 8 minutes :)

fusion2007
12-14-2007, 05:23 PM
Thank You William

WilliamVaughan
12-14-2007, 06:13 PM
Will be cool to see what the community does with all this knowledge!

gtl
12-14-2007, 10:29 PM
Very Thank you!

WilliamVaughan
12-16-2007, 02:59 PM
Just passed 9 hours:hey:

cresshead
12-16-2007, 05:10 PM
especially love the microphone modeling...that was brilliant.

WilliamVaughan
12-16-2007, 05:21 PM
That was one of my favorites as well.I also like the Hypervoxel Slinky setup.

DogBoy
12-17-2007, 07:45 AM
...and on the 1st day of LightWave, Proton gave to me a bucket on a pulley :santa:

richdj
12-17-2007, 07:46 AM
This is getting like a drug.... Just don't let us go cold turkey....

cresshead
12-17-2007, 08:53 AM
rich, don't mention food!....
cold turkey sandwiches!:D ....yummy!:thumbsup:

phil lawson
12-17-2007, 12:39 PM
Thank you William - your time spent on these is much appreciated.

WilliamVaughan
12-17-2007, 09:20 PM
Some fun ones added...be sure to check them out!

walfridson
12-18-2007, 03:51 AM
I think quatro deserves a little video...

WilliamVaughan
12-18-2007, 08:55 PM
Well...There are now over 10 hours of new training videos for you guys to dive into to over the holidays. I'm off to the next items on my massive “Things I need to accomplish before 2008”. Be on the look out for some new LightWave articles, and more goodies.

Next year expect a whole new batch of training videos and other things I have cooking :)

I have quite the list growing so dont worry about running out of things to cover.

I expect to see lots of cool posts with all these tools and techniques being used....let's see how far we can take this stuff!

Thanx for all the support and have a great Holiday.

Btw- If your in Orlando tomorrow night come out to the Premiere of Ron Thornton's “FireWall” at Universal City Walk Theaters at 7:30.

-William

erich
12-21-2007, 11:40 PM
Is there audio with these movies? I have to downlaod the files onto my desktop in order to play them (they won't play in my browser), but I don't have any sound with them.

erich
12-21-2007, 11:56 PM
Never mind I figured it out. :)

WilliamVaughan
01-03-2008, 12:38 PM
New Videos for the new year...with more on the way:
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77002

richdj
01-03-2008, 12:40 PM
Excellent, DLing now.... Thanks again for all these...

Rich

moc
01-03-2008, 11:30 PM
haha...really thanks, proton!

WilliamVaughan
01-04-2008, 12:09 PM
more added today!

WilliamVaughan
01-05-2008, 02:11 PM
4 new videos added today ...we are now over 11 hours of training with these new vidz.

zed1000
01-05-2008, 03:22 PM
Fantastic ! Thankyou for all the great tutorials .:bowdown:

cresshead
01-05-2008, 03:32 PM
you know what would be extra cool?...
a vid on how you model one of your unique proton style cartoon characters..

So putting some of those tools to use you have showcased into a small project...something for the future maybe..i know you have limited spare time n all.

cheers steve g

WilliamVaughan
01-05-2008, 10:32 PM
You never know what's coming down the pipeline :)

until then here's a new one:

Creating a glass surface using the Dielectric Material Node :
Click Here to view (ftp://ftp.newtek.com/multimedia/movies/w3dw/glass.mov)

colkai
01-06-2008, 04:09 AM
Excellent stuff William, you are a true star!

walfridson
01-06-2008, 05:16 AM
Dielectric tutorial was very nice

arrow1234
01-06-2008, 10:53 AM
dont worry , we wont miss it :)
great works

DELTA301
01-06-2008, 11:20 PM
You never know what's coming down the pipeline :)

until then here's a new one:

Creating a glass surface using the Dielectric Material Node :
Click Here to view (ftp://ftp.newtek.com/multimedia/movies/w3dw/glass.mov)

Can any of this be used or addapted to 8.5?

WilliamVaughan
01-06-2008, 11:34 PM
Can any of this be used or addapted to 8.5?

for the most part....no

DELTA301
01-07-2008, 04:03 PM
for the most part....no
8/ Time to start saving my money...

righteous
01-07-2008, 04:44 PM
Some of this stuff is depressing to watch for me :( I just starting to realise I could of had a lot more hair on my head if I had, had some of this knowledge prior to attempting different tasks.

Thanks you Sir for the fantastic tutorials.

view3d
01-07-2008, 05:13 PM
Fantastic! Thanks! Having great tutorials like these will help you sell more lightwave! Could you provide the scene/object etc.. files for download?

pumeco
01-08-2008, 10:42 AM
William, your IM quota has maxed-out so I couldn't reply.
Anyway, thanks for your reply, and for what you're doing :) :thumbsup:

Matt
01-08-2008, 12:19 PM
You certainly are some video tutorial machine Will!

We're receiving videos faster than Brad Peebler's "Friday updates"! ;)

WilliamVaughan
01-08-2008, 12:30 PM
Just hit over 12 hours :)

cresshead
01-08-2008, 01:05 PM
now you gotta make ''a day'' of it proton...your not a part-timer are ya!:D

:lwicon: :newtek:

WilliamVaughan
01-08-2008, 01:07 PM
now you gotta make ''a day'' of it proton...your not a part-timer are ya!:D

:lwicon: :newtek:


That's my goal....I want 24 hours of free training....actually just over 24 so I can say that it's impossible to go thru all of it in a day :)

ben martin
01-08-2008, 01:09 PM
Just hit over 12 hours :)
How about some video tuts related to CA rig and anim?
That ones I would like to see! :hey:
I'm curious to see how do you solve out such (CA - LW) nightmare!

Nevertheless... great tuts so far! :)

cresshead
01-08-2008, 01:14 PM
if our friend is going to make a character and then possibly rig/pose...i think a cartoon CAT would be the character of choice..seeing the large numbers of cat avatars over in the beta forum and in lightwave foruim's in general!

as for rigging...i think it maybe wise to hold on till the new tools become available in the next update fro lightwave...which should be new bone/rigging tools i hear on the grapevine.

oh and THANK YOU proton!
..like errr.you da man! [top cat voice]...now blur people, blur!!...........whoosh!>>

pumeco
01-08-2008, 01:14 PM
I'm amazed this thread isn't a sticky.

WilliamVaughan
01-08-2008, 01:14 PM
How about some video tuts related to CA rig and anim?
That ones I would like to see! :hey:
I'm curious to see how do you solve out such (CA - LW) nightmare!

Nevertheless... great tuts so far! :)


What's the nightmare for you? Rigging? Animation? Do you have details?

cresshead
01-08-2008, 01:19 PM
I'm amazed this thread isn't a sticky.

no need for a sticky as it get updated SO often with new tutorials:thumbsup: :D :lwicon:

pumeco
01-08-2008, 01:20 PM
no need for a sticky as it get updated SO often with new tutorials:thumbsup: :D :lwicon:
Yeah, that's true :D

WilliamVaughan
01-08-2008, 01:29 PM
Sticky thread is hear:
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77002

ben martin
01-08-2008, 01:32 PM
What's the nightmare for you? Rigging? Animation? Do you have details?
Sure, rigging is the nightmare!
Weight-paint without see how the bone deformation is going to perform (fast test in modeler while weight painting) is also nightmare!
I even wonder if it's possible to achieve something like this using Lightwave.
(Blender Video on Rig) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WrTxP_ETzQ
If so, some tips would be also appreciated!

Thanks for your time and good will to teach us! :)

pumeco
01-08-2008, 01:36 PM
Sticky thread is hear:
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77002
Thanks, I've been here for over a year now and never even noticed that part of the forum :o

OOZZEE
01-08-2008, 02:40 PM
You certainly are some video tutorial machine Will!

We're receiving videos faster than Brad Peebler's "Friday updates"! ;)


now if the NT programmers can be as fast... joke !!

so what about putting newtek.tv to good use now that all these new tuts are available ?


Can we put in some requests....if so, some UV tutorials please ( maybe on a simple spere with image map of an eyeball )

Darth Mole
01-08-2008, 02:55 PM
In a perfect world, every button in LW would have its own hot link. When you hit, I dunno, Shift-F12 or something, then clicked on a button, it would automatically boot up your browser and play a video for that particular tool.

Or, better still, a menu with several videos showing 1) Basic usage, 2) When to use it, where not to - pros and cons, and 3) a mini project where the tool is used in anger.

I can't imagine learning an app more easily than that.

Matt
01-08-2008, 03:01 PM
In a perfect world, every button in LW would have its own hot link. When you hit, I dunno, Shift-F12 or something, then clicked on a button, it would automatically boot up your browser and play a video for that particular tool.

If Will carries on like he is that might be a reality!

These tutes need to be on the main site in a searchable database too!

JBT27
01-08-2008, 03:28 PM
What's the nightmare for you? Rigging? Animation? Do you have details?

Rigging! I watch and read all I can about rigging in LW, spent quite a bit of money on commercial tutorials and books, and I even think I get it sometimes :eek: ..... then I don't :D

IF there are new CA tools coming, and radically new ways of rigging in LW, it might still be good to have some additional tuts, because presumably there will be many months before this next feature-release goes GM, and in the meantime I want to use 9.3.1 and the current rigging tools.

Of course it might be that I'm not cut out for rigging ..... :eek:

Julian.

Speedmonk42
01-08-2008, 03:47 PM
These are great.

Thanks for the help.

:)

hrgiger
01-08-2008, 04:52 PM
Thanks for all the insightful tutorials Proton. Do you have a goal on how many hours you would like to do?

richdj
01-08-2008, 05:05 PM
Love the simplicity of the tutes... The cathederal one is so simple, yet so easy to not work out...

Rich

WilliamVaughan
01-08-2008, 11:20 PM
Thanks for all the insightful tutorials Proton. Do you have a goal on how many hours you would like to do?


Shooting for 24 hours at the moment but after that I dont know...would love to have every aspect covered at some point but it all comes down to time...I'm squeezing in as many as I can atm.

cresshead
01-09-2008, 06:57 AM
Sure, rigging is the nightmare!
Weight-paint without see how the bone deformation is going to perform (fast test in modeler while weight painting) is also nightmare!
I even wonder if it's possible to achieve something like this using Lightwave.
(Blender Video on Rig) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WrTxP_ETzQ
If so, some tips would be also appreciated!

Thanks for your time and good will to teach us! :)

that face rig for blender looks really neat:thumbsup:
...can the same thing be done for lw?...plus that volume compensation for the character bending back and forth...

proton?...ideas for face rigs?

safetyman
01-09-2008, 07:21 AM
William -- I can't believe how fast you're cranking these out! Thanks so much.

BTW -- I think you are one of the best character modelers out there; do you have any video tuts on your process for modeling characters? If not, is it something you'd consider doing?

Ztreem
01-09-2008, 08:39 AM
that face rig for blender looks really neat:thumbsup:
...can the same thing be done for lw?...plus that volume compensation for the character bending back and forth...

¨
I don't see anything that shouldn't be possible to do in LW. I'm no rigger but I think I could do a setup similar to that one if I had the time.

JBT27
01-09-2008, 08:39 AM
Shooting for 24 hours at the moment but after that I dont know...would love to have every aspect covered at some point but it all comes down to time...I'm squeezing in as many as I can atm.

Is there any major reason for aiming for 24 hours, other than the ability to say there's more than a day's training available? :)

Much as I'd like some rigging stuff, I just realised when I posted last night I forgot to say thank you for al the vids so far, every one of which has been useful and insightful; I've learnt a ton of stuff from these!

Julian.

WilliamVaughan
01-09-2008, 09:02 AM
Why no just use bones for the face rig...instead of boxes you'd have several bones with falloff. something to think about.

WilliamVaughan
01-09-2008, 09:03 AM
Is there any major reason for aiming for 24 hours, other than the ability to say there's more than a day's training available? :)


Julian.

I just like setting milestones for myself. The first one was 10 hours before the new year....

SOmething to reach for...then once you got it there is a new goal in sight :)

WilliamVaughan
01-09-2008, 12:51 PM
3 new videos added today....enjoy!

sadkkf
01-10-2008, 08:10 AM
Awesome, work, WV. We love 'em!

I'd like to see a vid on the different cameras: how they're different and when to use them. Just a thought!

Thanks!

WilliamVaughan
01-10-2008, 09:12 AM
Have alook at some of the camera vidz I did here:
http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/videos/

richdj
01-10-2008, 09:42 AM
Sliders, now I know why I've never got them to work.. :foreheads

Cheers again,

Rich

sadkkf
01-10-2008, 10:30 AM
Have alook at some of the camera vidz I did here:
http://www.newtek.com/lightwave/videos/

Thanks! I didn't know these were available!

WilliamVaughan
01-10-2008, 12:51 PM
4 More Videos added today:
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77002

JBT27
01-10-2008, 02:03 PM
I now have to download these in the morning (UK time) because the servers just slow to a crawl while the US is awake - just tried to get the new ones, but it's too slow.....or I'm too impatient :)

Anyway.....it's a bit cheeky, and maybe there is a tut for this already, but today and many times in the past I have tried to make sense of the Look Ahead feature of the Motion Options panel - it seems like it would be very useful, especially for cameras, but I can't make sense of the terminology and how the three settings work together.

Any chance of something on this and maybe general related setup?

I remember reading in Cinefex a long time ago, about the miniatures photography for the mine tunnels chase in 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom', and how the guys at ILM realised that what made such shots work was not having a fixed camera, but having the camera pointed at where it would be a few seconds ahead. And this feature always reminds me of that, but I cannot make sense of it.....at least I think I can but it doesn't do what I think it should, and the docs don't detail what those three settings do.

I know there are other ways to do this, but since the feature is there, I figure like alot of other stuff in LW, once you know how it works it's alot more useful than you might think :)

Julian.

WilliamVaughan
01-11-2008, 01:01 PM
Added 4 more this morning which puts us over 13 hours...

FRIDAY the 13th hour...mwuhahahahaha

WilliamVaughan
01-11-2008, 01:05 PM
Request to the Community Regarding LW Videos
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?p=640626#post640626

Etch
01-11-2008, 03:43 PM
I liked the one about a flag blowing in the wind, especially the "I'm painting with wind" comment.

Been watching Pocahontas lately? :D

But seriously, this videos have been a huge help for me over the past few weeks.

WilliamVaughan
01-11-2008, 07:13 PM
I liked the one about a flag blowing in the wind, especially the "I'm painting with wind" comment.

Been watching Pocahontas lately? :D

But seriously, this videos have been a huge help for me over the past few weeks.


Is that a line from the movie?

Mr Big
01-11-2008, 08:32 PM
Great Evangelism Thanks Proton

Etch
01-12-2008, 09:21 AM
Is that a line from the movie?


Well almost the actual line is something like "Paint with all the colors of the wind."

WilliamVaughan
01-12-2008, 09:30 AM
Wow! interesting

WilliamVaughan
01-12-2008, 06:04 PM
2 new vidz added today

GraphXs
01-12-2008, 10:39 PM
Great Video's! Thanks :thumbsup:

Oh, and as for using bones to control eye shapes or mouth shapes, that does work nice in LW. Does anyone know how to change the shape of a bone to a box null shape all at once? I did it using follower and a null, the big issue is getting the null to be at the same spot as the bones rest position. Is there any tool in modeler that changes objects to nulls based on that objects position?

I supplied screen shot steps to how I created the bones to control eyelids.:thumbsup:

My first test was to try and use spline control, I didn't get to far with that option.:thumbsdow

WilliamVaughan
01-13-2008, 08:13 PM
Cool setup!


I squeezed in one video tonight....added it to the list..

WilliamVaughan
01-14-2008, 11:42 AM
4 more added for Monday....Enjoy!

colkai
01-14-2008, 01:11 PM
You're mad you are squire, mad. :D

Goldfinger
01-15-2008, 07:25 AM
Just stopped by to say a big thanks for these videos William:thumbsup: Keep it going!

WilliamVaughan
01-15-2008, 11:26 AM
With the 5 new videos added today we just passed 14 hours...:thumbsup:

DELTA301
01-15-2008, 12:10 PM
And your Mom said you were wasting your life infront of that computer all these years..... Oh wait... that was my mom...


You rock Proton!

arrow1234
01-15-2008, 06:33 PM
what...? its 14 + hours now?
i can never catch up, i gotta spend more time on it

WilliamVaughan
01-16-2008, 11:48 AM
Be sure to get the 4 new videos for today....and if you havent got them all get all 108 videos....lots of goodies for everyone!

Enjoy!

-William

ghostlight
01-16-2008, 04:28 PM
Thanks, William! Just started watching these and I'm hooked. I can't believe how much I'm learning about Lightwave, especially the things I assumed couldn't be done! Thanks a million.

-Dave

WilliamVaughan
01-17-2008, 12:19 PM
4 More Videos today...enjoy!

lardbros
01-17-2008, 04:28 PM
Just come up with an idea, which has probably been mentioned, but I haven't read EVERY post in this thread, there are just too many!

Proton, will these videos eventually be used in a PDF/interactive Lightwave manual, with nice training videos throughout? Or even in a Lightwiki page, it would be a true masterpiece. Your videos are exactly what the LW community needs to help people better understand the LW thing! Hell, i even opened 3DMax and Lightwave for my brother to have a whirl on over christmas, and he much prefers the LW way of working. He found
Max a bit odd. (Not sure why, but maybe because he's been watching your videos and it seems to make more sense that way)

Oh, and thanks for sending me a copy of the Tofu DVD, i won it in 3dCreative magazine... haven't actually got my mitts on it yet, my family always forward my post while im renting! Yay! Can't wait to see the signed artwork too! :thumbsup:

richdj
01-17-2008, 04:33 PM
William, thanks again.. Just DLing now.. If your up for request's any chance on a vid or 2 on seting up and using motion mixer?

Rich

WilliamVaughan
01-18-2008, 12:50 PM
Added 4 more today which bumps us past 15 hours... getting closer:hat:

bobakabob
01-18-2008, 05:30 PM
Thanks William, what a great project. Been using Lightwave since 5.6 and still learning! :)

Lardbros, the audio visual wiki / manual idea is great.

Serling
01-19-2008, 09:59 AM
Wow! I'm a completely new user to Lightwave (having spent 25+ years in broadcast TV as a photographer/editor) and I can't tell you how absolutely invaluable these tutorials are.

While I still don't grasp everything I'm seeing in them, they have helped immensely in smoothing out the learning curve.

Thanks a ton!

WilliamVaughan
01-19-2008, 09:39 PM
8 new videos for you weekend warriors...go get em'

:goodluck:

Pamukkedi
01-20-2008, 05:00 AM
Thank you William! This videos are really helpful.

pva
01-20-2008, 05:16 AM
Quite useful, thanks for the work :)

WilliamVaughan
01-20-2008, 04:22 PM
4 new videos added today....that puts the new collection over 16 hours.:hey:

WilliamVaughan
01-21-2008, 01:26 PM
Added a fun 2 part video today....lots of things covered so be sure to check it out!

CoryC
01-21-2008, 05:02 PM
will these videos eventually be used in a PDF/interactive Lightwave manual,

Not exactly what you asked for but here is a searchable list of all the videos to date. If you have been downloading them, just put the files into the same directory and you can launch the MOV files in your browser. It will also give you the URL for the file on Newtek's FTP server.

A note on searching: I just wrote a quick and easy search routine so the rules are it searches for single words in the category and title, and multiple words in the keyword section.

If you want to add more videos or add keywords, open the XML file in a text editor and make your changes. Just don't change the structure or it won't add some or all of the titles.

CoryC
01-21-2008, 05:20 PM
I probably should add you start it with WV_Tut_lLib.html

lardbros
01-21-2008, 05:22 PM
Cool, cheers for that, it'll help for sure!

Eventually i reckon Newtek will include all these in their docs! Proton is a VERY valuable asset to the Newtek team!! These vids are fantastic for everyone!

Serling
01-21-2008, 11:58 PM
Late last year I finished putting together a half-hour show that involved creating a museum-esque gallery (won't bore anyone with the details).

I created the graphics in Photoshop and did the final compositing in Combustion 4. While the graphics turned out OK for what we were doing, I have to tell you had I been using Lightwave instead I believe they would have turned out a lot better.

So for fun I'm in the process of "revisioning" that gallery in full 3D using Lightwave. While the results are nowhere near professional (yet), the things I'm learning just in doing this little exercise have been invaluable.

I have a question, though:

Because I'm working on an interior scene, the wireframes for the lights and camera are getting in the way of my arranging them. Is there a way to turn off the wireframes on lights and cameras but keep their HBP and position handles active when I need them?

Thanks again!

CoryC
01-22-2008, 01:15 AM
You can open the scene editor and hide all your lights and camera. They won't show up until you select them. You can also do this with the "Set Visibilty" button.

WilliamVaughan
01-22-2008, 10:53 AM
4 new videos added today pushing us just over the 17 hour mark...

WilliamVaughan
01-23-2008, 11:15 AM
Added 2 new videos today that cover Bones and Rigging.... introduction videos

Dirk
01-23-2008, 11:52 AM
Just wanted to say:

Thanks a lot, Your videos are great!

'nuff said :D

:I_Love_Ne :lightwave

WilliamVaughan
01-23-2008, 11:57 AM
I'm compressing one more for today and will upload in a few minutes.
Covers Building a Reverse Foot Rig

Dirk
01-23-2008, 12:10 PM
Anything in sight that would cover ClothFX and SoftFX?

WilliamVaughan
01-23-2008, 12:14 PM
there are already several videos that cover Dynamics....check out the list

Earl
01-23-2008, 02:49 PM
Okay Proton, when are you going to contact my work and tell them I need a week of pure LW training to go over all this?? There's too much to tackle on a lunch break!! :help:

Etch
01-23-2008, 06:27 PM
OMG RIGGING TUTS

Must..... absorb..... info..... now.....

Awesome.

CoryC
01-23-2008, 11:18 PM
Here is an updated XML file to update the catalog to all videos to date. Just overwrite the one that came with the zip file.



Dirk: Dynamics and effects videos are bounce.mov, button.mov, cereal.mov, fireworks.mov, flagroll.mov, flagwind.mov, foot.mov, group.mov, hardfx.mov, hose.mov, leadfollow.mov, rainsplash.mov, rip.mov, and waterpipe.mov

SteveH
01-24-2008, 07:56 AM
Proton,

First off - THANK YOU!!!! for all these awesome videos. It's always great to come in every morning and see what new video is up.

Do you plan on doing anything on bandsaw? I know I know - once you know how to use it it's dead simple - but that's pretty much true fo ranything right?

WilliamVaughan
01-24-2008, 11:30 AM
Gotcha covered...

4 new videos added today pushing us over 18 hours in 141 movies:lwicon:

Etch
01-24-2008, 11:36 AM
Very nice, the elbow bend video was very interesting.

Philbert
01-25-2008, 06:51 AM
I have submitted the videos link to Digg, I'm always happy to promote
LW. Feel free to digg it up. (ignore my typo in the title)

http://digg.com/software/18_hours_of_free_video_turorials_for_LightWave_3D

WilliamVaughan
01-25-2008, 10:57 AM
4 new videos added today

Philbert
01-25-2008, 11:36 PM
Digg support fixed the title for me, but that also changed the address:
http://digg.com/software/18_hours_of_free_video_tutorials_for_LightWave_3D

WilliamVaughan
01-26-2008, 11:08 AM
3 new videos added today

WilliamVaughan
01-27-2008, 11:27 AM
3 new videos for today...the collection is now over 19 hours

tyrot
01-27-2008, 01:47 PM
dear proton

when is your birthday???

best

iojabba
01-27-2008, 02:38 PM
Wow, these are great! Its going to take me a month to watch them all, and by then you will have 50 more up. Nice and Thanks

jburford
01-27-2008, 06:24 PM
Hmnn, see that they snuck in some features that I missed (or overlooked), but found are implemented due to your training vids (Rig Import/Export).

Nice....

Keep up the good work!

WilliamVaughan
01-27-2008, 09:05 PM
dear proton

when is your birthday???

best


June 30th:thumbsup:

WilliamVaughan
01-27-2008, 09:05 PM
Hmnn, see that they snuck in some features that I missed (or overlooked), but found are implemented due to your training vids (Rig Import/Export).

Nice....

Keep up the good work!


LightWWave 8.0 :)

nanaboso
01-28-2008, 08:36 AM
I just want to say thanks a bunch for all these videos and all the other things you have contributed with up through the years. And now I understand you're a Granpa as well, congratulations.
During a Vacation in Crete I found this (picture), I knew you were fond of beer, but didn't know you had your own brand.:D

WilliamVaughan
01-28-2008, 08:48 AM
I soooo gotta try that beer...I hope it's amazing!

WilliamVaughan
01-28-2008, 01:29 PM
4 new videos added:thumbsup:

geo_n
01-28-2008, 05:53 PM
THANKS for these clear and easy to follow videos!! already made use of the hose tutorial.
It would be useful if upload dates were written on the side of each tutorial for those who are slow to follow(like me). It would give me an idea which ones are new at the bottom page not just the most current at the top page.

CoryC
01-28-2008, 08:47 PM
I have attached a new version of the catalog for all of William's videos. This one adds video length, file size, and date added to the list.

WilliamVaughan
01-28-2008, 10:43 PM
I have attached a new version of the catalog for all of William's videos. This one adds video length, file size, and date added to the list.


Much Appreciated!

Edit: Somehow I miscounted by 13 minutes...how'd that happen:P

ivanze
01-28-2008, 11:28 PM
I was comparing my folder with the one in newtek's ftp and there is a file missing: slynkya.mov

CoryC
01-28-2008, 11:32 PM
slinkya.mov is a duplicate of slinky.mov so I didn't add it.

ivanze
01-28-2008, 11:39 PM
Great, thnx for the info and the catalog CoryC.

WilliamVaughan
01-28-2008, 11:41 PM
slinkya.mov is a duplicate of slinky.mov so I didn't add it.


I removed it...it was an older version I forgot to remove

ivanze
01-28-2008, 11:46 PM
There must be 1 video missing from the catalog. There are 155 files in the ftp folder and one is a zip file with some content. So, there must be 154 videos and the catalog has 153.

CoryC
01-28-2008, 11:56 PM
The other one I didn't add was wc.mov since it has no audio.

ivanze
01-28-2008, 11:59 PM
Yup that's it and you are right it is more like a demo not a tutorial. Great work!! Thnx again.

WilliamVaughan
01-29-2008, 12:02 AM
The WC one is a quick clip of a possible future video. Havent decided if I will make it into a how to just yet. Lots of other goodies on the way

WilliamVaughan
01-29-2008, 11:45 AM
7 new videos added today pushing the running time over 20 hours....the countdown to 24 is coming closer:dance:

cresshead
01-29-2008, 11:49 AM
cheers proton i esp love the cel shade render via nodes
nifty!

WilliamVaughan
01-29-2008, 11:55 AM
cheers proton i esp love the cel shade render via nodes
nifty!


You have the most control that way IMHO

WilliamVaughan
01-29-2008, 12:10 PM
I have attached a new version of the catalog for all of William's videos. This one adds video length, file size, and date added to the list.


I put it in the folder for online access:
***Interactive List****
ftp://ftp.newtek.com/multimedia/movies/w3dw/WV_LightwaveTraining.html

Thanx again!

Reed.Roth
01-29-2008, 07:33 PM
I just bought LightWave 9.3 to build LiveSets for my TriCaster Studio, these tutorials have been very helpful. Could you or someone else do a Video Tutorial on Creating a LiveSet?

OOZZEE
01-30-2008, 11:03 AM
William, you`re a machine !!!! holy these are nice.

cant thank you enough for this.

WilliamVaughan
01-30-2008, 01:11 PM
8 new videos added today...enjoy!:thumbsup:

richdj
01-30-2008, 01:22 PM
Cheers again William...

Rich

Silkrooster
01-30-2008, 05:21 PM
Thought I would pop in and say thanks I really appreciate all the hard work you have been doing.
Silk

HuGE
01-30-2008, 05:50 PM
Dear William Vaughan, what can I say, you're on FIRE!!!
I've been viewing almost all you're video tutorials for the last week and I can hardly keep up, you're so qick!
It's like learning LW again, good stuff, nice and clear.
You have no idea how much you're timing is greatly appreciate by me and probably by others.

By the way, I've noticed that you've just added an HTML page that organised all those videos, god you're good, people!
There is a video missing in the list (wvvideos.xml), it's the "blinds.mov" tutorial. (168 id versus 169 quicktime movies)
Yes my friend, I'm watching youre back!!
Thanks again for this video marathon, it's pretty impressive!

WilliamVaughan
01-30-2008, 07:36 PM
blinds is in there....do a search for it and it's there...:thumbsup:

HuGE
01-30-2008, 07:52 PM
my bad "blinds.mov" is there indeed, it's "wc.mov" who's not.
that's why I had 169 quicktimes. I took the liberty
to change the first letter of each files that did not
start by a capital letter, to facilitate the alphabetical
order of the file column, in fact that's the reason I didn't
see the "blinds.mov" file in the first place. :-)

CoryC
01-31-2008, 09:21 AM
That will screw up the ability to view the files from the Newtek server. I originally had everything lowercase but Newtek's server is case sensitive so I had to go back and change things.

wc.mov isn't a tutorial so it wasn't added to the list.

CoryC
01-31-2008, 09:34 AM
I figured a way to list everything as lowercase without screwing up the links so we'll update it later today.

dballesg
01-31-2008, 12:28 PM
Thank you very much for the videos William.

Can you do one about how to use and how the Rotation Tab on the Particle FX? I tried to use the properties on that tab without success.

David

WilliamVaughan
01-31-2008, 01:20 PM
4 videos added today

HuGE
02-01-2008, 11:39 AM
Thanks CoryC for the correction of everything, it works just fine!
William, you're an example to follow and my new hero!

WilliamVaughan
02-01-2008, 01:27 PM
7 new videos added!

arrow1234
02-01-2008, 01:50 PM
holy, william, 22 hours.....slow down a bit
i am still at the 12 hours level *__*
anyway, i just found out i lost all my LW video tuts by dropping the hard disk on the floor, stupid me, i lost all the files.
So if you dont mind, i will have to redownload all the vids in these days. By my guess, all the videos u made takes upto about 3GB, right?
sure newtek got servers with high bandwidth XD

WilliamVaughan
02-01-2008, 01:56 PM
It's over 3Gig atm and growing. Less then two hours left to meet my 24 hours goal.

Soon you wont be able to watch all of these in a full day...no matter how hard you try...unless you watch multiple videos at once....hmmmm.:cursin:


Dont forget to grab all the older videos as well. I still hope they can find the massive collection from the 8.0 days....not sure what happened to those.

Chrusion
02-01-2008, 05:38 PM
CORY!

When I suggested to William to provide an index html to more easily access all the vids, I didn't envision what you done went and created! Bravo! Nice layout and loads of info, easy to navigate, etc. Very Well Done. THANKS for creating it!
.

KevinL
02-01-2008, 08:58 PM
I am sorry you are having to do this :)

I've finally figured out what has been going on. Beloved Dr. Seuss characters have been kidnapped, and the car(toon)tel has them trapped in a multicolored bus, somewhat covered in rust, kicking up a trail of dust.... (with apologies to the good author and William).

If William does not turn out a voluminous and continuing number of excellent tutorials the bomb will detonate........

If you cannot tell, it has been a very long day in front of the com-pooper,

Thank You William.

Kevin

Philbert
02-02-2008, 01:29 AM
I figured a way to list everything as lowercase without screwing up the links so we'll update it later today.

Great job on that list, the only thing I can see wrong with it is the categories. Some are Surfacing, some Texture, and some Texturing. Would be easier, I think, if they all were the same.

CoryC
02-02-2008, 01:41 AM
I just use whatever William uses as the category. I figured he had his reasons :)

I should add that if you do a search for say "texturing" they should all come up

jpleonard
02-02-2008, 12:49 PM
I was watching your tutorial about groups and dynamics, and I was wondering if there was a way to assign multiple groups to dynamic objects, or a way to exclude just one group if you had more than two groups of dynamic objects in your scene?

Thanks
James Leonard

WilliamVaughan
02-02-2008, 03:45 PM
5 new videos added

cresshead
02-02-2008, 04:41 PM
are we there yet?:D

proton..your a supa vid training dude!:thumbsup:

WilliamVaughan
02-02-2008, 05:10 PM
1 hour of videos to go :)

MooseDog
02-02-2008, 05:30 PM
coryc: what a fantastic help that page is. :bowdown:

chuck and nt NEED a link to that on the front page of their main site. i'm unaware of any competitor having a resource like this available.

anyone else stunned by the number of tutes: 180? amazing, just amazing.

WilliamVaughan
02-02-2008, 09:04 PM
Just posted #185 :)

Modeling and animating a basketball net:
Click Here to view (ftp://ftp.newtek.com/multimedia/movies/w3dw/Hoop.mov)

WilliamVaughan
02-03-2008, 12:36 AM
Just posted #187

lardbros
02-03-2008, 02:25 AM
coryc: what a fantastic help that page is. :bowdown:

chuck and nt NEED a link to that on the front page of their main site. i'm unaware of any competitor having a resource like this available.

anyone else stunned by the number of tutes: 180? amazing, just amazing.

Too right, what's the deal with not advertising this stuff? How about a banner ad over at CGTalk, and around many of the multiple app forums?

This will attract mucho people to LW if people can learn it's way of working

WilliamVaughan
02-03-2008, 11:38 AM
There are now 191 videos in this collection totaling over 24 hours. Enjoy and let's see all this new found knowledge used to beef up the galleries!:goodluck:

Philbert
02-03-2008, 11:49 AM
Too right, what's the deal with not advertising this stuff? How about a banner ad over at CGTalk, and around many of the multiple app forums?

This will attract mucho people to LW if people can learn it's way of working

I agree. It at least might get them to say "Hmm, maybe I'll look into this LightWave you speak of" (talking to the banner).

A girl posted a video on Youtube about how she's in a Maya class and how much Maya sucks. I told her about LightWave and she had never heard of it, so I promoted it to her a little.

Philbert
02-03-2008, 03:53 PM
It's been posted to Digg. Feel free to digg it up, could be great for NewTek if it hits the front page. If anyone has a demo version link feel free to post it in the comments.
http://digg.com/design/Over_24_hours_of_free_LightWave_3D_training_videos

walfridson
02-03-2008, 04:35 PM
Amazing

Now ship these with LW please!

IMI
02-03-2008, 10:56 PM
Man, I'm at least 20 or so behind now, only having the time to study one or two per day lately, but still downloading them all for later.
This is amazing, really. :)

KHC_inc
02-05-2008, 01:57 PM
Hello William,

Thank you for making the training videos. The pace is right and the presentation quality is consistently high throughout. I learned something new from every video. They are a showcase for the bounty of features in Lightwave.

It is very generous of you and NewTek to make these available for free.

Best regards,

George

Wopmay
02-07-2008, 01:30 AM
The videos are great -- and long overdue. I'm amazed that I've had LightWave for all these years and I'm just now discovering these very powerful features that have remained completely invisible to me. Some of this stuff, well, there just isn't any way to know it's there. It underscores what a lot of people already know -- that many commands and controls in LW are strewn all over the interface in what often seems like the most haphazard and inscrutable way. (Despite an acknowledgment :) that progress is being made to correct this, it's still an issue, IMHO.)

So, thanks to William and Newtek for these videos. And please keep them coming. As far as including them in the distribution, I'd suggest a better plan, and one that I would apply to all of the documentation, is to provide, not the videos, but contextual links to the videos. Maybe right in the panel where the controls are. That way, they will never go out of date.

Bravo!

Wopy

lardbros
02-07-2008, 01:42 AM
The videos are great -- and long overdue. I'm amazed that I've had LightWave for all these years and I'm just now discovering these very powerful features that have remained completely invisible to me. Some of this stuff, well, there just isn't any way to know it's there. It underscores what a lot of people already know -- that many commands and controls in LW are strewn all over the interface in what often seems like the most haphazard and inscrutable way. (Despite an acknowledgment :) that progress is being made to correct this, it's still an issue, IMHO.)

So, thanks to William and Newtek for these videos. And please keep them coming. As far as including them in the distribution, I'd suggest a better plan, and one that I would apply to all of the documentation, is to provide, not the videos, but contextual links to the videos. Maybe right in the panel where the controls are. That way, they will never go out of date.

Bravo!

Wopy

and it would be really nice to have a PDF manual with streaming .FLV movies dropped into the actual page! This will be awesome.

The LightWiki page could benefit hugely from having all these embedded as .FLV too!

JBT27
02-07-2008, 06:50 AM
Just to add more thanks to William :thumbsup:

These video's are invaluable and I am also learning tons of new stuff :)

It sounds greedy and ungrateful.....but, I'd like to think there will be more in time :D

Julian.

gthumbus
02-12-2008, 10:04 AM
as tony the tiger would say "thier great" thanks:thumbsup:

geothefaust
02-12-2008, 10:35 AM
Thanks Proton! :bowdown:

I've watched nearly every video. There is quite a bit of really great stuff in there.

Matt
02-12-2008, 11:37 AM
I find it quite relaxing listening to Will too! Anyone else, or is it just me!

:D

Philbert
02-12-2008, 12:53 PM
I find it quite relaxing listening to Will too! Anyone else, or is it just me!

:D

Well it's bett6er than some of the other videos out there with raspy mouth breathers.

GraphXs
02-12-2008, 02:11 PM
So now that we have 24 hours worth, will their be more? I got so used to looking forward to new videos once a week, why stop now? Your on a role! Thanks for everthing! :thumbsup:

sadkkf
02-12-2008, 02:44 PM
and it would be really nice to have a PDF manual with streaming .FLV movies dropped into the actual page! This will be awesome.

I don't know about the PDF part, but it would be easy enough to make a Flash app that reads these titles dynamically and creates a scrolling menu


Has anyone tried these:

http://apex.vtc.com/anim.php

Are these raspy-voiced? :)

CoryC
02-13-2008, 11:26 AM
I don't know about the PDF part, but it would be easy enough to make a Flash app that reads these titles dynamically and creates a scrolling menu

I thought this was posted here but I didn't see it on the last few pages so here it is again - ftp://ftp.newtek.com/multimedia/movies/w3dw/WV_LightwaveTraining.html

sadkkf
02-13-2008, 12:05 PM
Thanks for the link CoryC. I didn't know that was there!

I was thinking it would be very simple to create something like this:

http://www.newtek.com/shows/siggraph/2007/index.php

I'm not a huge fan of this type of scrolling; it's much easier, I think, to use a scrollbar.