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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  8. 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...
  13. 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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    LW2018 Worley's Polk-Compatible Plugins

    Based on a question from another thread, I've tested Worley's Polk plugins with LW2018. Here's what works:

    Motion Plugins (all): Blink, Limiter, AccelLink, DistLink, SpeedLink, PhaseLink,...
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    I'll add Polk tonight, check it out, and report...

    I'll add Polk tonight, check it out, and report back.
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    Taft/Hoser is available only through Steve's...

    Taft/Hoser is available only through Steve's site. His big claim to fame is fPrime which I still use w/LW2015. I would suggest contacting him via email to see if his plugins are still available. ...
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    I can confirm Hoser works with LW 2018. (Very...

    I can confirm Hoser works with LW 2018. (Very easy to use and set up.) I've used Steve Worley's Taft plugins for over ten years. They're an indispensable part of my workflow.
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    Rather than plug your plugin for a dedicated...

    Rather than plug your plugin for a dedicated section of the forum and thread requesting LW improvements, (No pun intended.) I'd much rather see improvements that enable LW to evolve, rather than rely...
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    Thanks! While script files are useful, having...

    Thanks!

    While script files are useful, having to add a null, remembering how to set it up, etc. is too cumbersome unless it's used often.

    What I'm asking for is a pair of min/max f-Stop...
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    f-Stop Indicators

    I think it would be really helpful to include f-Stop indicators that expand toward and away from the focal point within the DoF tab of the Camera Properties panel. Interactively controlled by the...
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    Maybe this will give you some ideas:...

    Maybe this will give you some ideas: http://www.foundation3d.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12053

    CCC
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    As a wise man once told me, the Rule Of Thumb...

    As a wise man once told me, the Rule Of Thumb where lighting is concerned is, "You can have a beautiful model with poor lighting and it will look awful. But you can have a poor model with great...
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