View Full Version : Heightfield modelling in Lightwave?

01-23-2008, 02:54 AM
Hi everyone,

Does anyone know if there is a way to create actual 3d geometry with an image map in lightwave? Or how to apply 3d textures on surfaces in Lightwave? I know its possible in other 3D packages but I would eb interested if there is a way to do it in lightwave.

Vielen Dank!

01-23-2008, 03:08 AM
Welcome to the LightWave community. :)

You can create 3D geometry from images and procedurals.

Try a search for Displacement Maps, Normal Maps, Textured Displacement and you'll find some threads.

Also look at the videos in the LW 9 training section under APS. There is some useful information there regarding this.

01-23-2008, 03:40 AM
Thanks a lot for they quick response!
I will check those videos out immediately.

01-23-2008, 04:04 AM

And check for the 24+ hours of training vids William Vaughn (Proton) has and still is posting on these forums

01-23-2008, 07:03 AM
Besides those options, there are some free plugins allowing you to do this in modeler. Search the plugin database on http://www.flay.com .