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jthompson3d
10-17-2008, 09:32 AM
I have got the go ahead from myt boss to pay for tutorials, dvd's , book, online training, etc on how to get that PhotoRealistic Rendering look in Lightwave.

Can anyone send me links to look at, free places or cost places. I have read some articles on radosity in Lightwave but still not quit getting that PhotoRealistic look.

Thanks for the replys.

Captain Obvious
10-17-2008, 09:38 AM
To get photo-realistic rendering in Lightwave, start by doing photo-realistic modeling and texturing. Rendering comes later.

Netvudu
10-17-2008, 09:42 AM
Itīs obvious, Captain Obvious didnīt check the brand new "gimme photorealism dude" option from the very last beta.

Matt
10-17-2008, 09:46 AM
I have got the go ahead from myt boss to pay for tutorials, dvd's , book, online training, etc on how to get that PhotoRealistic Rendering look in Lightwave.

Can anyone send me links to look at, free places or cost places. I have read some articles on radosity in Lightwave but still not quit getting that PhotoRealistic look.

Thanks for the replys.

What kind of things are you going to be rendering? That will help narrow it down a little.

biliousfrog
10-17-2008, 10:08 AM
photo-realism in Lightwave isn't much different from any other app or artisitc medium. If you can see what makes something what it is you can recreate it...the reason that most people struggle with realism is because they don't look at real things, I mean really LOOK. By all means study techniques but looking at other's 3d work will only help you to mimic other people's work...to create realism you need to study realism. So get outside, take a walk, draw, paint, photograph and think like a child.

Google has the answer to every question you'll ever need on 'real' things, from the refraction index of safety glass to the Pantone colour of GM's surf green. Stop being so lazy.

cresshead
10-17-2008, 12:39 PM
wow...such a helpful bunch!

try this>
http://www.simplylightwave.com/vip_movie_images/interior_ltr01.jpg
http://www.simplylightwave.com/vip_movie_images/interior_ltr03.jpg

http://www.simplylightwave.com/movie_pages/tutorial.mhtml?tut_id=545

books>
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JcAF7ZDqL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51I1vfljK5L._SL500_AA240_.jpg

kylekoch
10-18-2008, 06:15 AM
wow...such a helpful bunch!

try this>
http://www.simplylightwave.com/vip_movie_images/interior_ltr01.jpg
http://www.simplylightwave.com/vip_movie_images/interior_ltr03.jpg

http://www.simplylightwave.com/movie_pages/tutorial.mhtml?tut_id=545

books>
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51JcAF7ZDqL._SL500_AA240_.jpg

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51I1vfljK5L._SL500_AA240_.jpg
No kidding, thank you cresshead. I dont think it was a bad question, and he's not trying to get a free ride. Good step by step tutorials are a necessity to get started. I can use the info you posted. I was so dissappointed when the first several replies came in.
kyle

Dirk
10-19-2008, 03:19 AM
Hve You seen Except's tutorial? It's great:

http://www.except.nl/lightwave/RadiosityGuide95/index.htm

Netvudu
10-20-2008, 05:06 AM
wow...such a helpful bunch!

hey hey...whatīs up with the whole tongue-in-the-cheek thing? this forum was built upon the very notion of sarcasm and you and your helpful manners are attempting to destroy the foundations on which the community was built on :D

archijam
10-20-2008, 06:04 AM
Hve You seen Except's tutorial? It's great:

http://www.except.nl/lightwave/RadiosityGuide95/index.htm

He has a few other things, such as a few test scenes to check your textures etc in: http://www.except.nl/lightwave/scenes/index.htm

I think it would be a good initiative of NT to put up a few more complete scenes to pick apart, particularly in the photoreal department. Show off LW's render engine properly .. how far can someone using the trial version be expected to get on their own?

There are a few scenes that were free for all, ie from the old lighting/texturing competition interior - perhaps someone would also be prepared to share that.

Still, nothing like a tutorial ... ;)

IMI
10-20-2008, 08:55 AM
That LW v9 Lighting book is excellent - really excellent. :thumbsup:

Although I do have to question the relevance of the cover image. It's not part of the book at all, doesn't appear in the book, isn't part of any exercise, and, IMO, doesn't do LW's rendering/lighting capabilities any justice at all. It's a nice image and a great model - nice colors and all that, but not at all "realistic". Kind of an odd choice considering he spends the whole book discussing realism.

And of course, you can't go wrong with anything by Dan Ablan. I have that book, and learned alot from it. Plus, Dan made some 9.2 update videos for free you can get if you have the book. Nothing since then, far as I know, though, and that's unfortunate because alot in LW has changed since 9.2. The model on the cover was made by William Vaughan, btw.

POTO2220
10-23-2008, 06:17 AM
Have your boss hire a photo realistic employee!!!