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    Which book is the best?

    What book would you reccomend for LW [8]? There are many out there and I can only get 1 or 2 if I am lucky. I am above beginner, but not really up to the advanced level yet.

    Thanks!

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    For starters check out the "Leigh Van der Byl's Book" thread...

    I guess Inside LW8 would be a good bet too....

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    Yes, the 'Inside' series are considered the bible of LW'vers everywhere.
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    Essential LightWave by Timothy Albee is very good.

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    what are you looking to learn?

    Jonny's coming out with a character Creation Book that is killer

    Leigh has a great Texture Book

    Tim Albee has a killer character book as well

    Albee also has a getting starte dguide that is a must read for newbies

    Nick has a killer Lighting book

    Dan has Inside LW 8 which promises to be even better then the early version and is a complete rewrite...sounds liek one to look for...Dqan has always delivered

    Dan and Randy have a Killer tips book

    Wordware has 1001 killer tips for LW....sweet!

    Steve Warner is working on a modeling book


    there is an Lscript book in teh works

    the list goes on...and on....I'd pick what area you want to focus on and then make ur call that way

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    I would suggest waiting for Ablan's Inside book as your first choice. It's the tome of LightWave books and crammed with info covering almost everything in LW.

    As for the other book, follow Proton's advice and decide which area of LW you want to focus on and then choose a book. Most of the books specific to [8] haven't been released yet or are delayed in delivery. So wait for reviews and comments from other members to see what's good and what's not as good.

    Me? I plan to get all of them. I love books!
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    Get Dan's 'Inside 8' book, this might be the last one he does.

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    Originally posted by riki
    Get Dan's 'Inside 8' book, this might be the last one he does.
    What do you mean? Why?

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    Something Dan mentioned in the Spinquad threads. I think he's keen to focus on some new projects.

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    I think I might be looking for a basic modeling book that gets more advanced in later chapters.

    Other than that it is a little bit of everything.

    Thanks!

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    if you are looking for a book with a little bit of everthing then i would try out 1001 tips and tricks, it seems like and has alot of tips from basic to advance in alot of different sections of modeling and render/animtion/texturing/... (you get the point).

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    The new Inside LightWave 8 book will have info for total newbies, and you'll be rendering after the first chapter.
    There's all types of modeling, from box, to point by point, to splines and subpatching. Included with the 1000 page book is a DVD-ROM with over 5 hours of additional tutorials but in Video form.

    I'd also recommend Leigh's texturing book, and Nick's Lighting book for serious/specific topic information.

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    I'll check it out

    Thank you!

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    When will Inside LW 8 be out? I looked at Amazon, and "more details" said December...2003?

    Thanks,

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