View Full Version : bones rigs and weight maps oh my!!

03-29-2009, 01:18 PM
:) Hello,

I'm wanting to animate my character now his finished so does any one have any really nice and easy tutorials i can follow to do this?

03-30-2009, 04:57 PM
Jonny Gorden's book "Lightwave Cartoon Character Creation," Vols. 1 and 2, is the best and most complete resource available on the topic. It's a few years old and was originally written for Lightwave 8, so you'll be able to find a used copy cheap on Amazon.

04-01-2009, 11:19 AM
Essential Lightwave 9 also has a good tutorial section on rigging characters. Also try looking at William Vaughn's character rigging video in the tips section's sticky posts. The latter will give you a feel for how many weightmaps you may need.