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Soth
03-05-2009, 01:16 PM
I love it, but anyone know where to find tutorials to master rigging in LightWave like that?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxVuJ7Dryaw

UnCommonGrafx
03-05-2009, 01:46 PM
Soth,
You would be well served by doing a search on the forum for such topics. This type of topic has all kinds of info available in the archives because lots of people have had the same questions in the past.

At the moment, tricked out rigs as I assume are in your link aren't available to LW users because of the architecture. Seems you are somewhat aware of what the future holds, though, as your avatar speaks to the future.

Join Core and see where it goes, first hand. Until then, other tool would be needed for such tricked out rigging.

IMI
03-05-2009, 01:49 PM
I like the real raw, sometimes sloppy but heavy guitar in the soundtrack. Although I'm not so sure it fit the video content too well.

Interesting comparison though...

Oh but to answer your question....
Larry Shultz, otherwise known around here as SplineGod has some LW rigging videos at his site: http://www.splinegod.com/
I've not seen any of them, but you might want to ask him directly about them. He's here quite a bit and answers allot of questions. He's generally considered to be among the most knowledgeable there is where it comes to LW character rigging and IK Boost, and I'd imagine any kind of advanced fancy rigging that can be done in LW, he's probably tried it.

caccipergolo
03-05-2009, 02:02 PM
Some intresing stuff here too http://ikboost.com/

RebelHill
03-05-2009, 02:03 PM
its just a WHOLE BUNCH of expressions and constraints... getting to grips with constraints is easy... once u get the idea of the expression syntax, its not hard either...

the tough bit is imagining ways in which u can combine and layer upon layer upon layer things together to give max control

dwburman
03-05-2009, 05:16 PM
Most of Splinegod's free stuff is on http://VFXcast.com now.

UnCommonGrafx
03-05-2009, 05:37 PM
Yes, and then to be able to interact with it, as well. This is our real challenge.

That and the layering bit...


its just a WHOLE BUNCH of expressions and constraints... getting to grips with constraints is easy... once u get the idea of the expression syntax, its not hard either...

the tough bit is imagining ways in which u can combine and layer upon layer upon layer things together to give max control

SplineGod
03-06-2009, 01:42 AM
Well the idea of rigging is to produce something animatable.
Having done quite a bit of rigging the complex way I MUCH prefer IKBoost.
Ive been doing a lot of work the past few years on TV shows and Im finding that theres aless and less time available to create complex rigs when, again, in the end the idea is to create something that can be animated.
IKBoost has allowed me to spend far less time rigging and far more time animating. Its also very fun to use. :)

Soth
03-07-2009, 01:24 AM
At the moment, tricked out rigs as I assume are in your link aren't available to LW users because of the architecture. Seems you are somewhat aware of what the future holds, though, as your avatar speaks to the future.

I dont get it, have you seen the video? Or is it my English? Obviously everything is there [lw 9.6]. Question was where to go to learn all this stuff.

p.s.I bought CORE, 5 seats. :D
p.p.s.Thank all for links, will look at them now. :)

UnCommonGrafx
03-07-2009, 06:20 AM
Soth,
I really didn't think I needed to. But I did. It's an older vid, one that was presented in another thread years ago.
The "tricks" of the rig don't translate over to LW as well as we'd like but we can get anything in that vid that we want.

- Maestro offers a step up as regards controllers and the like.
- As has been stated, IKB is awfully powerful if given a chance and time to learn it.
- We have people in here, Larry and Rebelhill come to mind, Pooby still gets a nod, that could tell you the good the bad and the ugly of LW rigging. Larry offers the most to the public.

I learned to rig through all of the above and then some. Larry's training, though, really got me over the conceptual hump.

My point is, maya and xsi rigs, as demonstrated in your vid and others, often show the extent to which LW is in need of an overhaul in the CA area. Even moreso, how it is that scene management could be improved.

Curious: what's your native tongue?

UnCommonGrafx
03-07-2009, 06:28 AM
Hey Soth,
Here's a lw rigging vid for ya:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-sjwfhVsWo

LW.
From this thread:
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=96086

Soth
03-07-2009, 02:54 PM
Thanks again for all links.
I am Pole moved to Land Of Shakespeare almost 4 years ago, on my way to Oz with maybe quick stop over in South Korea/Japan (but that will take few more years, I would like hang out in the Europe for 4-6 years more). :d