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jaxtone
12-05-2008, 01:01 PM
... any of you fellow Lightwavers know about where to find the absolute best character rig and IK-setup tutorial for Lightwave?

JBT27
12-05-2008, 01:08 PM
You've gone through all the William Vaughan and Larry Schultz stuff? The free stuff I mean, for now?

Personally I'll watch and listen to anything I can find in hope of more snippets.

Julian.

jaxtone
12-05-2008, 01:49 PM
NO I havenīt actually seen any of these... do you know any links from where I can download Larryīs and Williamīs tutorials?

JeffrySG
12-05-2008, 02:52 PM
William's can be found here
http://newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77002
and here
http://newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90089

jaxtone
12-05-2008, 08:16 PM
William's can be found here
http://newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77002
and here
http://newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=90089

Thanks a lot!

Surrealist.
12-05-2008, 08:31 PM
A very educational book For LightWave Rigging is Timothy Albee's Character Animation.

JBT27
12-06-2008, 03:44 AM
Seconded on the Timothy Albee book - I bought it recently and it's proving invaluable.

Also, Larry Schultz's tutorials and free rigs can be found here:

Rigs:

http://www.3dtrainingonline.com/rigs.htm

Some free tuts:

http://www.3dtrainingonline.com/support/

Julian.

kfinla
12-06-2008, 05:58 AM
www.vfxcast.com has a bunch of kurv tutorials for LW 9.0 stuff for free streaming.

WilliamVaughan
12-06-2008, 02:12 PM
Best LW rigging info out there is Jonny Gordens IMHO!

jaxtone
12-06-2008, 03:46 PM
Ok!

That Gorden guy seems to be really aware of how itīs done! Books and CDīs DVDīs to invest in... but I wanīt it know as well!

Any one knows if thereīs anything available on the web from Jonny! I couldnīt find a bit... but maybe I looked at the wrong places!

jaxtone
12-07-2008, 04:01 PM
Damn what a loser I am!

I saw the Jonny Gorden books and went interested... but as I prefere purchase stuff that is able to download I found this link to what I was Jonny Gordens material.

You had to pay for the download so I thought the stuff was legal! Seconds after my Credit Card was slipped I was directed to a download link. Guess what?

This link didnīt have anything at all to do with 3D related stuff... but I suddenly was allowed to download as much porn I wanted cause I was now a proud owner of a 3-day passport to a sex site with "all" kind of sex videos available!

Now someone might think that this was a pleasant surprise but I must admit that even if I am laughing at my own stupidity it also makes me kind of angry to know that there is still big business in **** like that!

Richard Hebert
12-07-2008, 04:51 PM
Hey Jaxtone,

You're not the loser, the people who organize and run those sites are the losers. You were just following your passion of 3D. Had to clear that up.

Richard

Stunt Pixels
12-07-2008, 04:53 PM
No no, that's the correct link. The vids are just reference for soft body dynamics...

jaxtone
12-07-2008, 08:54 PM
No no, that's the correct link. The vids are just reference for soft body dynamics...

Hehehe... :agree:

Wolvy_UK
12-09-2008, 07:15 AM
You can read some of the Jonny Gorden books here. There's pages missing obviously, because it' s a preview, but there' s still a few hundred pages to look at, and that' s a LOT more than Amazon shows for book previews. just click on the "limited preview" links.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?q=editions:ISBN155622253X&id=UTQkKqSJMykC

Salv8or
12-09-2008, 03:48 PM
All tips in the thread are great, but the biggest chalange for me when starting to rig was "How do I want to controll the charachter, and how much controll do i need ??"

Think alot befor you make the rig, and it'll comeout good when you have figured out the technical stuff behind it.

PS.All learning material is a investment to youre knowlage, buy everything you find interesting and can afford. =)

zapper1998
12-09-2008, 04:36 PM
ok I need some help, IK, Drive Line and U Joints, any ideas...
I just can not get them work...

Giacomo99
12-09-2008, 05:15 PM
The Jonny Gorden stuff is the best out there, bar none. It's well worth the money (and whatever additional effort it takes to read a printed book.)

jaxtone
12-11-2008, 03:10 AM
I have a problem with reading instructional books because I am brought up with trials and errors. But in this case the trials and errors are a dead end.

So why Johnny, why?

Is it true itīs only text in his books? I need film tutorials or images that describes exactly how to do it! Havenīt got time reading at all... and damn itīs boring with those white papers!

But I might be wrong... maybe Johnny have been a good boy anyway!

If youīve got good information about this, so just let me know!

Stunt Pixels
12-11-2008, 05:09 AM
There are a heap of images in the books, and the accompanying CD's have high res, colour, versions of the images. But no tutorials vids. Well worth it though, there's a heap of info in those 2 books.

jaxtone
12-11-2008, 04:15 PM
There are a heap of images in the books, and the accompanying CD's have high res, colour, versions of the images. But no tutorials vids. Well worth it though, there's a heap of info in those 2 books.

Thanks a lot for the info!