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  1. Thread: Tunneling

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    Thank-you for the second time this week...

    Thank-you for the second time this week MonroePoteet! The example you provided is especially helpful.

    I had to demo this effect last week and ended up using a morph which works well for some...
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    Thanks MonroePoteet. You rock!! I'll try this...

    Thanks MonroePoteet. You rock!! I'll try this out and see if the light beam raytraces realistically to form a realistic output by taking a coherent light source and shaping it into a focal point. ...
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    Changing IoR Radially

    Can one of you nodal experts tell me if it's possible to texture a glass cylinder so the Index of Refraction varies from the center to the outer edges? I'm trying to build a GRIN lens using a source...
  4. Thread: Tunneling

    by ccclarke
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    Thanks! Your suggestion regarding segmenting...

    Thanks!

    Your suggestion regarding segmenting the tunnel into three sections and morphing them in the X direction was the way I've been using. It works, but if I could animate the entire tube...
  5. Thread: Tunneling

    by ccclarke
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    Yes, it's a cutaway with objects in front of...

    Yes, it's a cutaway with objects in front of behind the tunnel that will remain visible, so I just want the animation to depict the tunnel progress as it's being dug from right to left. I thought of...
  6. Thread: Tunneling

    by ccclarke
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    Tunneling

    Iíve got a question regarding a technique to change the transparency of an object to reveal it from +X to ĖX as if itís being created. I think Iím making it harder than it is, so I thought someone...
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    Here's a simple, all-quads version of your...

    Here's a simple, all-quads version of your object. The extra lines, (mentioned above) can be added with the Connect or Knife tools. Use the Edit Edges tool to place the new lines where you want to...
  8. Modeler Display Behavior for Drag and Set Value Commands

    I have two display-related questions regarding Drag and Set Value operations that Iíve noticed for years, but never seen asked here before.

    When modeling, I prefer to keep the polys as quads. As...
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    You hit the nail on the head. Unless you're one...

    You hit the nail on the head. Unless you're one of those very rare, supremely talented individuals, (like in the music industry) your chances of making a comfortable living as a 3D artist over the...
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    The interior lighting doesn't match the exterior...

    The interior lighting doesn't match the exterior environmental lighting, especially with an opened interior that should be allowing a lot more outside light in.

    CCC
  11. This advice is likely too late if the LWO file is...

    This advice is likely too late if the LWO file is hopelessly corrupted, but ALWAYS save using revision numbers when you're modeling on a deadline (Shift/S). You may have 500 in-progress copies of an...
  12. Thread: render LW

    by ccclarke
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    In 2015, Limit Dynamic Range can be enabled in...

    In 2015, Limit Dynamic Range can be enabled in two places:

    1. Render Globals / Render Tab
    2. Windows / Image Processing Tab - This panel allows for precise adjustment of the Dynamic Range Limits...
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    Nice to have another option in my back pocket. ...

    Nice to have another option in my back pocket. Thanks again!

    CC
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    Thanks so much for posting this! I'm working on...

    Thanks so much for posting this! I'm working on a project where a derivative of this technique could be very helpful. It's always interesting to see how other artists workflows apply a particular...
  15. William introduced us to Modo 201 at the DAVE...

    William introduced us to Modo 201 at the DAVE school. He is passionate about modeling and liked the direction that Modo was headed, with frequent updates to improve the workflow. His first book, (a...
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    Each CPU in the network renders one frame; the...

    Each CPU in the network renders one frame; the animation frames are rendered in parallel, greatly speeding up the process.
  17. William's book is a must-read for anyone...

    William's book is a must-read for anyone interested in getting into the industry. The majority of the topics presented were essentially verbatim lessons he gave us at the DAVE School.

    CCC
  18. Too bad Steve Worley's website was recently shut...

    Too bad Steve Worley's website was recently shut down. The Hoser plugin is perfect for this kind of animation. it would take two minutes to model and set up.
  19. I specialize in concept art. The engineers drive...

    I specialize in concept art. The engineers drive the design and I interpret their vision according to their specifications/blueprints to create renders as close to the finished product as possible. ...
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    Lynda used to have Lightwave content, but it went...

    Lynda used to have Lightwave content, but it went away awhile ago. It's likely there just isn't any money in it for them to sponsor other creator's tutorials. In the last ten years, Lightwave's...
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    The standard LW convention for Connect is "L",...

    The standard LW convention for Connect is "L", which is as per the docs; the tool has been assigned "L" for as long as I've been using LW.

    However comma, looking at this from your point of view,...
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    Set Value (V) is used to position selected...

    Set Value (V) is used to position selected points, edges, or polys on a common X, Y, Z plane.

    First, select the points, edges, or polys to be positioned, move the cursor to the position you...
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    To minimize confusion, the correct keyboard...

    To minimize confusion, the correct keyboard shortcut key for the Connect tool is "L".

    https://docs.lightwave3d.com/display/LW2018/Combine+-+Connect
  24. As long as we're quoting William Vaughan in this...

    As long as we're quoting William Vaughan in this thread, he once told our class, "Drugs don't make you a better artist. They just make you think you are."
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    Have you posed your question here?...

    Have you posed your question here? http://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/

    CCC
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