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hub73
01-11-2008, 08:35 AM
Hi !
Is there a ligthwave book or video tutorial where cartoon facial animation is described for a newbie like me ? i want create a cartoon style man and anime his face to give him some expression (for style example The Incredibles from Pixar). But i've not idea to start !
Thanks !

K-Dawg
01-11-2008, 08:40 AM
Sure there is.
http://www.amazon.de/LightWave-Cartoon-Character-Creation-Animation/dp/1556222548/ref=sr_1_39?ie=UTF8&s=books-intl-de&qid=1200065832&sr=1-39
ok this is vol. 2 of the 2 books, but you can also get vol 1 as well.

It is for LW 8, but you can also use it for LW9. Also the mentioned MSort method to sort you Objects in the List can easily be done with LW 9 without any plugins or other tools.

I'm sure you can get the book in France somewhere.

I have it myself and this is just a great series.

Greetz

hub73
01-11-2008, 12:25 PM
Thanks. Yes i can buy this serie from amazon (1&2) ... What's about 'LightWave 3D 8 Character Animation' by Timmothy Albee ? Is it a good book too for cartoon characters ? What'is the best ?

cresshead
01-11-2008, 12:33 PM
i'd also checkout these 2 dvd's from digital tutors...okay they use myaa and mod but i bought the maya one and you can do everything in that vid with lightwave with only a small adjustments to selecting the equivalent tools

http://www.digitaltutors.com/store/product...?productid=3425 (http://www.digitaltutors.com/store/product.php?productid=3425)

http://www.digitaltutors.com/store/images/t_3425.jpg

http://www.digitaltutors.com/store/skin1/images/dt_images/products/1087-sample.gif

http://www.digitaltutors.com/dtp/modo/cartoon_char/img7.jpg

http://www.digitaltutors.com/store/images_details/d_230.jpg

and the maya based one>
http://www.digitaltutors.com/store/product.php?productid=3399&cat=85&page=1
http://www.digitaltutors.com/store/images/t_3399.jpg

http://www.digitaltutors.com/store/images_details/d_209.jpg

K-Dawg
01-11-2008, 04:09 PM
Thanks. Yes i can buy this serie from amazon (1&2) ... What's about 'LightWave 3D 8 Character Animation' by Timmothy Albee ? Is it a good book too for cartoon characters ? What'is the best ?
Timmothy Albee is also a great artist. But I can't give you personal reference of the book. I have his "making of Kaze Ghost Warrior" book and find that really good. Because of that book, I would say yeah that is also a good book. But I can't guarantee it. I don't have it unfortunately. But I did read allot of infos of his other books and they sounded pretty good.

If you can afford it, I would suggest to get the 2 from Jonny Gordon and the Tim Albee book. You can't do anything wrong then :)

Greetz

hub73
01-12-2008, 02:15 AM
As english is not my native langage, i prefer read than listen english voices. i've just buy the two Jonny Gordon books from amazon.fr. Thanks for your advices.

colkai
01-12-2008, 02:32 AM
Timmothy Albee is also a great artist. But I can't give you personal reference of the book.
IMHO if you can afford both Tims and Johhny Gordens books buy both.
However, if you can't, I'd suggest getting the Johhny Gorden ones as he takes you through the whole process of modelling, weighting, texturing and animating cartoon characters.