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ansfav
05-05-2009, 02:34 AM
Can anyone please lead me to a very good, easy to understand, simple, step by step, and fun way of Modeling a Human Head...

A link, to a video, or anywhere i could possibly learn!

[sorry for the noobnesss...]

THANKS SOOO MUCH!!!
:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
LightWave ROCKS!

biliousfrog
05-05-2009, 02:39 AM
Gnomon's 'Organic modeling' video by Taron...created with Lightwave and shows an excellent workflow.

SplineGod
05-05-2009, 03:11 AM
Lots of stuff here:
http://www.kurvstudios.com/lightwave/
and some stuff you might find useful here:
http://www.vfxcast.com/playlist/char_mod/

rezman
05-05-2009, 08:31 AM
The BEST tutorial I've come across. It was done in Blender, but easily transferable to Lightwave. Follow this video through all the way...it's that good. And free.

http://www.vuze.com/details/LNQS25Y7CNMGGGA6FDX5TXNCRUM77PP2.html

(I had to track this down as the link had changed.)

Also check this as well:
http://e2-productions.com/repository/modules/tutorials/files/A%20Better%20Face%20Tutorial/a_better_face_tutorial.htm

Simple, understandable intro to edgeloops.

cresshead
05-05-2009, 10:05 AM
The BEST tutorial I've come across. It was done in Blender, but easily transferable to Lightwave. Follow this video through all the way...it's that good. And free.

http://www.vuze.com/details/LNQS25Y7CNMGGGA6FDX5TXNCRUM77PP2.html

(I had to track this down as the link had changed.)

Also check this as well:
http://e2-productions.com/repository/modules/tutorials/files/A%20Better%20Face%20Tutorial/a_better_face_tutorial.htm

Simple, understandable intro to edgeloops.

i reckon there's modeling and topology...i like to sculpt heads in zbrush or a sculpt app of sorts like blender, silo, modo, mudbox or indeed zbrush then retopologise the head once i have the 'form' done, this way i'm not restricted to 'polys' or making good poly flow when i'm sculpting..it's more artistic and immediate and less techy when creating the head and only do i look at poly flow so once i have a final head sculpted out and i'm happy with the result of the shape and look...then a draw ontop of that sculpt a new mesh that has good flow but conforms to the sculpt below it as i make it.

for examlpe the gordon brown sculpt in my tag line below was from a lo res base mesh subdivided and sculpted out

Q is there any retopology tools around as plugins for lightwave?

rezman
05-05-2009, 02:42 PM
i reckon there's modeling and topology...i like to sculpt heads in zbrush

:(

Ah, if I had Zbrush...oh, and add an Cintiq.

Shuggs
05-05-2009, 06:56 PM
Gather anatomical references of the head, too, and start being able to identify the main muscle groups of the face. Topology will come faster and you'll be able to comprehend edge flow a lot more since you're aiming to essentially create those exact same muscle groups with edges.

cresshead
05-06-2009, 04:40 AM
:(

Ah, if I had Zbrush...oh, and add an Cintiq.

or blender [free]
and a wacom bamboo small > 30

not such an impossiblly expensive option now to get sculpting!

down_in_black
05-06-2009, 04:52 AM
Here is a link to a good video with focus on the anatomy of the head.

http://eat3d.com/free_mudbox_head

It's a good video to get a better understanding of some general guidelines.

cresshead
05-06-2009, 08:42 AM
Here is a link to a good video with focus on the anatomy of the head.

http://eat3d.com/free_mudbox_head

It's a good video to get a better understanding of some general guidelines.

that's an excellent video ...REALLY helpful information in there.

steamthunk
05-06-2009, 02:38 PM
My favourite head tutorial is actually the Joan of Arc tutorial. It's not free, but at ~$10 it's a great book and goes into modeling an entire character including texturing, clothing, poly hair, hands, feet - everything you need for a start in character modeling. Best of all, you can also get a Lightwave specific version.

For a low poly character check out the Swordsmaster one too. I got both as a xmas gift a few years back and I still consult them.

Go to: www.3dtotal.com->products->shop->e-books (argh I hate that you can't direct link to the stuff on their site).

borkus
05-06-2009, 04:44 PM
While not for lightwave, these (http://www.nevercenter.com/videos/tutorials/) always helped me a lot. Look for Glen Southern's fundamental. As long as you already know the basics of lightwave, you should be able to follow along with everything lightwave has out of the box.

Surrealist.
05-07-2009, 11:42 PM
Q is there any retopology tools around as plugins for lightwave?

Not a plugin but Blender has a retopo function. You can even paint lines and convert them to edges and faces. Pretty cool. (Sorry if other apps do that already, it is all knew to me)

http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/User:Nicholasbishop/Using_Retopo

http://www.blender.org/development/release-logs/blender-243/retopo/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI2498vfsGA&feature=related

chonchon
05-08-2009, 03:04 AM
I don't know if it's good enough, but i made this videos tutorial in Lightwave, step-by-step, from box modeling to subpatch modeling, each name of the tools appears on the screen. Use the list just under the player, to navigate, or you can download all the video in flash or quicktime :
http://www.3digital-tuto.com/index.php/making-of/making-of-visage

Waves of light
05-08-2009, 05:58 AM
If you can get your hands on an old copy of Inside Lightwave 7 by Dan the Man Ablan, there is an excellent, step by step tut on head modelling. Very detailed and I'm sure the process would be quicker with new versions of LW.

I've just looked on the used section of Amazon and you can pick up a copy for as cheap as $2 (but I don't know what shipping costs are).

JeffrySG
05-08-2009, 08:26 AM
It's for a gremlin head but this is a great free video tutorial series by Glen Southern.

http://www.subdivisionmodeling.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2347

Six parts all box modeling.

Strider_X
05-13-2009, 09:38 PM
These are from an old tutorial on how to spin-quad box model a head.

They have no sound but have helped me out immensely.

ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/01_basic_head_shape-2min.avi (ftp://ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/01_basic_head_shape-2min.avi)

ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/02_ouline_facial_features-4min.avi (ftp://ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/02_ouline_facial_features-4min.avi)

ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/03_modelling_the_lips-3min40sec.avi (ftp://ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/03_modelling_the_lips-3min40sec.avi)

ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/04_modelling_the_nose-6min.avi (ftp://ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/04_modelling_the_nose-6min.avi)

ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/05_modelling_the_eyes-5min40sec.avi (ftp://ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/05_modelling_the_eyes-5min40sec.avi)

ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/06_modelling_the_ear-15min15sec.avi (ftp://ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/06_modelling_the_ear-15min15sec.avi)

ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/07_characterize-6min.avi (ftp://ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/07_characterize-6min.avi)

Paris
11-02-2009, 03:10 PM
I don't know if it's good enough, but i made this videos tutorial in Lightwave, step-by-step, from box modeling to subpatch modeling, each name of the tools appears on the screen. Use the list just under the player, to navigate, or you can download all the video in flash or quicktime :
http://www.3digital-tuto.com/index.php/making-of/making-of-visage

Thank you for your tutorial. It was a little tricky to follow at times so I scrubbed it through Premiere and had a much better understanding of how you built your head.

Merci beaucoup,
yours kindly
Paris

dablan
11-04-2009, 09:54 PM
If you can get your hands on an old copy of Inside Lightwave 7 by Dan the Man Ablan, there is an excellent, step by step tut on head modelling. Very detailed and I'm sure the process would be quicker with new versions of LW.

I've just looked on the used section of Amazon and you can pick up a copy for as cheap as $2 (but I don't know what shipping costs are).

Thanks - yep, still applies. It's originally Stu Aiken's from the Inside 6 book, which I re-wrote and updated for the Inside 7 book. I've seen the Inside 7 book at bargain places like half price books, and various computer stores. I only have one copy. Got lots of Power Guides for LightWave 5 though! :):goodluck:

UnCommonGrafx
11-04-2009, 10:12 PM
Oh boy! My kids are gonna be "thrilled" to see this in a few weeks.
I think I'll run a continuous loop on these vids for a month.
Thanks for the reminder.

Dan, I have kids that struggle to read (deaf) and they can't make heads or tails of your books. Wish there were some vids of that in action.

Splinegod, gonna share your vids that I bought with them as well. I'm sure that they will 'get' them and enjoy. Hope you are still around when Core gets up and going.


These are from an old tutorial on how to spin-quad box model a head.

They have no sound but have helped me out immensely.

ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/01_basic_head_shape-2min.avi (ftp://ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/01_basic_head_shape-2min.avi)

ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/02_ouline_facial_features-4min.avi (ftp://ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/02_ouline_facial_features-4min.avi)

ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/03_modelling_the_lips-3min40sec.avi (ftp://ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/03_modelling_the_lips-3min40sec.avi)

ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/04_modelling_the_nose-6min.avi (ftp://ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/04_modelling_the_nose-6min.avi)

ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/05_modelling_the_eyes-5min40sec.avi (ftp://ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/05_modelling_the_eyes-5min40sec.avi)

ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/06_modelling_the_ear-15min15sec.avi (ftp://ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/06_modelling_the_ear-15min15sec.avi)

ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/07_characterize-6min.avi (ftp://ftp.newtek.com/pub/LightWave/Tutorials/modeling/07_characterize-6min.avi)

SplineGod
11-04-2009, 10:22 PM
Splinegod, gonna share your vids that I bought with them as well. I'm sure that they will 'get' them and enjoy. Hope you are still around when Core gets up and going.

Thanks Robert! :)
Believe me I hope so too...

dablan
11-04-2009, 10:25 PM
Hey Robert,
long time no talk!

I've had some videos planned, but have been so busy this past 8 months... I'm behind on a lot. Will catch up soon.

Alkaline
11-16-2009, 03:26 PM
Sorry to bump this, but does anyone have a link to that head box modeling video that was on newtek's site? I can't find it anymore. It was a timelapse video, the model had a somewhat tan/peach colored surface.

Alkaline
12-15-2009, 12:32 PM
Sorry to bump this, but does anyone have a link to that head box modeling video that was on newtek's site? I can't find it anymore. It was a timelapse video, the model had a somewhat tan/peach colored surface.

Again, apologies for bumping. Just wanted to post a link to the video (found it on youtube) in case anyone wanted to watch it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S_TMPb2ulA

OnlineRender
12-15-2009, 12:43 PM
Again, apologies for bumping. Just wanted to post a link to the video (found it on youtube) in case anyone wanted to watch it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S_TMPb2ulA

bumps are good when they have info , cheers !

Kuzey
12-16-2009, 02:31 PM
I don't know if it's good enough, but i made this videos tutorial in Lightwave, step-by-step, from box modeling to subpatch modeling, each name of the tools appears on the screen. Use the list just under the player, to navigate, or you can download all the video in flash or quicktime :
http://www.3digital-tuto.com/index.php/making-of/making-of-visage

Haha...those tutorials are great...I love the boy character one :thumbsup::thumbsup:

PS...I blogged about it too.

Kuzey