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  1. 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...
  2. 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
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  8. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  17. 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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    There is a better way : It's called sub-D...

    There is a better way : It's called sub-D modeling. I used the Untangle tool once - when I read through Dan's book.
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    A few minutes spent looking through Newtek's...

    A few minutes spent looking through Newtek's gallery should be more than ample proof to demonstrate in the proper hands, LW is more than capable of producing work that matches any commercial 3D app...
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    To remove the lower half of a sphere, ensure the...

    To remove the lower half of a sphere, ensure the sphere is centered on the origin (F2). In wireframe mode, select the points below the +Y axis, and press Delete. If you want to put a polygon on the...
  22. Thread: Clay render

    by ccclarke
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    You don't. Surface assignments are performed in...

    You don't. Surface assignments are performed in Modeler.

    With the entire Object selected, press "Q" and rename the surface "Clay". Save the object, and send to Layout for surface tweaking to...
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    I have all the books you've mentioned (and many...

    I have all the books you've mentioned (and many others) and you're absolutely right. There's a lot of valuable info that's left out that experienced pros often take for granted.

    How can you...
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    I feel your pain. The days of self-taught...

    I feel your pain. The days of self-taught artists who can pick up a major 3D app and become proficient at a professional level are for the most part, over. Even for a dedicated hobbyist, without...
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    As promised, I loaded Polk in 2018 and tested its...

    As promised, I loaded Polk in 2018 and tested its plugins. Rather than post the results here where they can easily get buried, I started a new thread:...
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