Hours of Free LightWave Training (24 Hours+)

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Newest Videos:
Please note: New videos will be listed here and once added to the list below by our good buddy Chuck, will be removed. Check here for the latest videos and then find them by category below.

Introduction to Load Items From Scene:
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Introduction to the Dope Sheet:
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Introduction to the Sewing Tool:
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Introduction to FX HardLink:
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UV unwrapping with Dynamics:
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Using Light Incidence as an input parameter for a gradient:
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Modeling and animating a basketball net:
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Introduction to the Surfaces Tab in the Scene Editor:
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Introduction to the Items Tab in the Scene Editor:
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Introduction to Motion Blur:
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Introduction to the Limited Region and Mask options:
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How to create custom shadows or have surfaces not cast shadows at all:
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Introduction to the Standard Material Node:
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Introduction to the BRDF shader:
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Introduction to the Surface Mixer shader:
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Introduction to the Weave shader:
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Introduction to the Occlusion shaders in the Node Editor:
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Introduction to FX MetaLink Morph:
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Introduction to Dynamics Effect and Record Motion:
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Creating shell casings ejecting from a gun:
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Introduction to Bone Dynamics:
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Introduction to Cookies and Gobos:
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Introduction to Volumetric Lighting:
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Introduction to the Text tool:
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Maintaining proportions when creating a UV map:
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Introduction to Bone Split, Bone Connect, Bone Fuse and UnParent Bone:
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Introduction to Sticky and Sticky Surface:
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Creating a Slug using Hypervoxels:
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Introduction to Make UVs:
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Creating a UV map for a Head:
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Customizing Modeler's Workspace Viewports:
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LightWave Training Videos - By Category

Please note: * - Indicates a video listed in multiple categories.

Modeling


Modeler - General

Introduction to the Grid and Grid Square Size:*
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Introduction to Action Center Control:
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Taking a closer look at Input Fields:*
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- Using LightWave's input fields to calculate and convert units of measure.

Introduction to Toggle Backdrop On/Off:
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Note: The Toggle Backdrop video also shows how to add this feature to the interface and setup a shortcut key to help save time when using it.

Customizing Modeler's Workspace Viewports:
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Introduction to the Interactive Paste Tool:
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Introduction to Sketch Color:
Click Here to view

Introduction to Color Selection:*
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Note: Includes the LightWave Color Picker. Works the same way in Modeler and Layout, although Layout is the only application shown.


Modeling Tools

Create Tab

Introduction to the Text tool:
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Introduction to the Platonic Solid Tool:
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Introduction to the Gemstone Tool:
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Modify Tab

Introduction to Translate Plus:
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Introduction to Move Plus:
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Introduction to the Rove Tool:
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Introduction to the Rotate About Normal Tool:
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Introduction to the Rotate to Object Tool:
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Introduction to the Rotate to Ground Tool:
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Introduction to the Bend Tool:
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Introduction to Segment Scale:
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- Segment Scale introduction and examples
- Location of Tool Color preferences setting

Introduction to the Drag and Snap Drag Tools:
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Introduction to the Center, Center 1D and Center Sel 1D functions :
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Introduction to Center Scale and Center Stretch:
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Introduction to the Scale and Rotate Morph Tools:
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Multiply Tab

Introduction to the Bevel Tool:
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Introduction to Magic Bevel:
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Introduction to the Rail Bevel Tool:
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Introduction to the Lathe Tool:
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Introduction to the Band Saw and Band Saw Pro Tools:
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Introduction to the Router Tool:
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Introduction to the Create Skin tool:
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Introduction to the Morph Polygons Tool:
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Introduction to the Motion Path Extrude Tool:
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Introduction to the Julienne tool:
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Introduction to the Make Pole tool:
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Introduction to the Helix tool:
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Introduction to the Sea Shell tool:
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Introduction to the Triple Tools: (Triple, Fast Triple Fan and Fast Triple Traverse)
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Construct Tab

Introduction to the Reduce Points and Polygons commands:
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Introduction to the Collapse Polygons command:
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Booleans vs Speed Booleans:
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Introduction to the Drill Tools: Drill & Solid Drill:
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Introduction to Remove Polygons and Remove Vertices from Polygons Commands:
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Introduction to Band Glue:
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Detail Tab

Introduction to the Weld, Unweld and Weld Average commands:
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Introduction to the Set Value command:
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Note: Not to be confused with the Set Map Value command

Introduction to the Point Center and Find Center Commands:
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Introduction to the Angle Tool:
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Introduction to the Measure Tool:
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Introduction to the Absolute Measure tool:
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Introduction to Fix 3-5:
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Introduction to Align Polygons:
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Introduction to Add Edges:
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Map Tab

Introduction to Set Map Value:
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Introduction to the UV Spider command:
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Introduction to Make UVs:
Click Here to view



Setup Tab

Introduction to the power of Powergons:*
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Creating a PowerGon in Modeler; Using a PowerGon in Layout.


Utilities Tab

Reserved for future videos.


View Tab

Introduction to the Hide options:
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Introduction to the Pivot Tool and Center Pivot Command:
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Hotkey-only

Introduction to the Jump Points Command:
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Introduction to the Rotate 90 to the Right Command:
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Introduction to the Center View on Cursor Command:
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General Modeling

Modeling a Tennis Ball:
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Creating seams in a football model (Multiple tools and techniques covered):
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Using Endomorphs in the Modeling process:
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Modeling a bowl of cereal with a little help from HardFX:*
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Randomly placing surface voxels on an object:
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Uses Modeler tool for adding random points, "Random Pricks", then applies Hypervoxels in Layout.

Introducing the 4 point triangle:*
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Adding thickness to single-sided geometry:
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Three quick techniques for adding thickness to single-sided geometry.

Modeling and animating a basketball net:*
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Hard Surface Modeling

2 Methods for creating a PaperClip:
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Creating a model with threads using subpatches and all quads:
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Be sure to check out JeffrySG's killer technique here as well:
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77441

Creating a curved metal weaved mesh:
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Modeling a Texas star:
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Solution for creating 'X' and 'T' pipe joints in SubD :
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Creating Cathedral Ceilings:
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Creating a Clothespin:
This two part video tutorial walks through the creation of an everyday clothespin while exploring various techniques and tools along the way.

Part 01:
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Part 02:
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Reference Images:
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Organic Modeling

Introduction to Endomorphs, Morph Mixer and Open GL Sliders:*
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The first portion of the video shows how to create endomorphs in a character model. The rest of the video shows how to use endomorphs for character animation in Layout.

Using curves to create skelegons with the use of Convert Skelegons:*
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The first portion of the video shows how to create skelegons in Modeler using spline draw; the last portion shows how to convert the skelegons to bones in Layout.

Introduction to Edit Skelegons:
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Creating a cartoon elbow joint:*
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Shows two types of geometry for joints - "Rule of 3" 3-banded, and Jonny Gordon's 2-band-with-EndoMorph; shows adding bones, flexing and shape control in Layout of the latter.
-- Check it out in action here:
-- http://www.zerogravity.com.au/gallery/3Ddig/Zula.htm

Creating an animation of a crowd of people:*
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Creating EndoMorphs for a simple character model, in Modeler; using the model and Morph Mixer to create a crowd in Layout.

Introducing the 4 point triangle:*
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Creating a UV map for a Head:*
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*Indicates a video listed in multiple categories.
 
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Surfacing/Texturing


Tools

Introduction to Color Selection:
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Note: Includes the LightWave Color Picker. Works the same way in Modeler and Layout, although Layout is the only application shown.


Mapping

1 Weight Map, 1 Surface = Multi-Surfaces:
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Introduction to Texture Guide:
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Introduction to Color Vertex Maps:
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Introduction to texturing with image maps:
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Using a Clip map with Shadow Maps:
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Using Weightmaps and Adaptive Pixel Subdivision to control the level of detail at render time:
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How to Apply procedural textures with a UV map:
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Shows methods to apply procedurals with a UV Map in both Surface Editor and Node Editor.

Creating a UV map for a Head:*
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Maintaining proportions when creating a UV map:
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UV unwrapping with Dynamics:*
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Surface Editor

Introduction to the Special Buffers options in the Surface Editor:
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Introduction to the Halftone Shader:
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Introduction to the Surface Mixer shader:
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Introduction to the BRDF shader:
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Introduction to the Weave shader:
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Using Light Incidence as an input parameter for a gradient:*
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Demonstrated in both the Surface Editor and in the Node Editor


Node Editor

Creating Texture Displacement and more in the Node Editor:
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Multiple Bumps on one Surface in the Node Editor:
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Using Multiple Weight Maps on 1 Surface:
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Setting up a Distance to Object Gradient in the Node Editor:
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Node Editor: Creating Stitches with Procedural Textures:
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Creating Spiderman-type suit webbing:
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Creating a Radar Motion Trail:
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Creating a glass surface using the Dielectric Material Node:
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Creating a 2D Cel Shade look with the Node Editor:
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Introduction to the Standard Material Node:
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Introduction to the Occlusion shaders in the Node Editor:
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How to create custom shadows or have surfaces not cast shadows at all:
Click Here to view

Using Light Incidence as an input parameter for a gradient:*
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Demonstrated in both the Surface Editor and in the Node Editor
 
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Layout

Taking a closer look at Input Fields:*
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- Using LightWave's input fields to calculate and convert units of measure. Demonstrated in Modeler, applies to Layout as well.

Introduction to the Grid and Grid Square Size:*
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Introduction to Color Selection:*
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Note: Includes the LightWave Color Picker. Works the same way in Modeler and Layout, although Layout is the only application shown.

Introduction to the Use Global option:
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Introduction to the Schematic View:
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Introduction to the power of Powergons:*
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Creating a PowerGon in Modeler; Using a PowerGon in Layout.

Introduction to the Items Tab in the Scene Editor:
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Introduction to the Dope Sheet:
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Introduction to the Surfaces Tab in the Scene Editor:
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Introduction to Load Items From Scene:
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Animation

Animation Tools

Introduction to the Target Item option:
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Introduction to Serpent:
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Covers Lazy Points, Inertia, Serpent, Cloth FX, HardLink< MetaLink and more!

Introduction to Cyclist:
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Introduction to the Move Path and Path Tool:
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Introduction to the Effector custom object:
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Note: Be sure to watch the Effector video "Using Effector to displace a tube".

Introduction to the Textured Motion, Motion Modifier:
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Introduction to Lead the Follower Motion Modifier:
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Introduction to Proxy Pick:*
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Introduction to the Jolt Motion Modifier:*
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Introduction to Sticky and Sticky Surface:
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General Animation

Creating a rope and pulley animation:
Kickn' it Old School!
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Creating a “Slinky-Style” spring animation:
This one has all kinds of goodies inside.
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Techniques for animating a spiral motion:
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Creating Multiple Pivot Points for one Object:
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Setting up an animation rig for window blinds:
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Animating carpet rolling and unrolling:
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Animating a Page turning:
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Setting up an animation of multiple pins driven by a displacement map:
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Now go off and do something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0u0AG_floQ

Using Effector to displace a tube:
Right-Click Here and Save to view

Animating a shaded object converting to a wireframe object:
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Rigging and animating an accordion style hinge:
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Localized morphing of an object based on the distance of another object:
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Be sure to also check out the video "Localized Morphing Used on a Face Rig" under the Character Animation section.

Localized morphing of an object based on the distance of another object using Normal Displacement:
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Animating Cameras and Lights

Creating a hand-held camera motion:
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Creating a light flicker using Noisy Channel:
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Animating a Muzzle Flash synced to an audio file:
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Introduction to Sun Spot:*
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Introduction to the Jolt Motion Modifier:*
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Animating an explosion affecting Camera motion using the Jolt Motion Modifier


Vehicle Animation

Animating Tank Treads:
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Note: The treads animate smoothly, though the framerate of the capture software looks otherwise. Give the setup a try and you will see how well it truly works.

Animating a train or roller coaster on a curved track:
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Relativity: Dr. Wheel Rotator:
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Animating an Escalator:
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Character Animation

Introduction to Bones and Character Rigging:
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Introduction to IK: Inverse Kinematics:
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Introduction to the RIG format:
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Building a Reverse Foot Rig:
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Creating a cartoon elbow joint:*
Click Here to view
Shows two types of geometry for joints - "Rule of 3" 3-banded, and Jonny Gordon's 2-band-with-EndoMorph; shows adding bones, flexing and shape control in Layout of the latter.
-- Check it out in action here:
-- http://www.zerogravity.com.au/gallery/3Ddig/Zula.htm

Animating a basic walk cycle:
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Note:If your new to animation and setting key frames this could be a good quick start for you.

Introduction to Bone Split, Bone Connect, Bone Fuse and UnParent Bone:
Click Here to view

Creating an eye setup for animating eyes with ease:
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How to setup a cartoon oval eye for animation:
Right-Click Here and Save to view

Localized morphing used on a face rig:
Click Here to view

Introduction to Endomorphs, Morph Mixer and Open GL Sliders:*
Click Here to view
The first portion of the video shows how to create endomorphs in a character model. The rest of the video shows how to use endomorphs for character animation in Layout.

Creating an animation of a crowd of people:*
Click Here to view
Creating EndoMorphs for a simple character model, in Modeler; using the model and Morph Mixer to create a crowd in Layout.

Using curves to create skelegons with the use of Convert Skelegons:*
Click Here to view
The first portion of the video shows how to create skelegons in Modeler using spline draw; the last portion shows how to convert the skelegons to bones in Layout.

Introduction to Proxy Pick:
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Introduction to Bone Dynamics:*
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Introduction to FX MetaLink Morph:*
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Introduction to Dynamics Effect and Record Motion:*
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Particles

Animating a bouncing ball using a particle emitter:
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Creating rain splashing on the ground using particle emitters:
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Creating a bottle rocket type animation with particle emitters:
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Creating water flowing through a piping structure:
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Dynamics

Introduction to the Group feature for Dynamics:
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Using Cloth FX to Tear/Rip Material:
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Creating Foot prints in the ground using Cloth FX:
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Winding a flag around a pole using Soft FX and then the same thing with Cloth FX:
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Buttons on a Shirt that uses Cloth FX:
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Introduction to HardFx and Object Dissolve:
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Animating a hose that is connected to an object on each end:
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Using FXLinker to Mimic Modeler's Point Clone Plus feature in Layout:
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Modeling a bowl of cereal with a little help from HardFX:*
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Creating a flag blowing in the wind:
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Introduction to Bone Dynamics:*
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Introduction to FX MetaLink Morph:*
Click Here to view

Introduction to Dynamics Effect and Record Motion:*
Click Here to view

Introduction to the Sewing Tool:
Click Here to view

Introduction to FX HardLink:
Click Here to view

UV unwrapping with Dynamics:*
Click Here to view

Modeling and animating a basketball net:*
Click Here to view
 
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Lighting

How to set up the Spinning Light Trick and an introduction to Luxigons:
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The Spinning Light Trick was first developed by Dave Jerrard if I remember correctly. That guy has created more cool techniques then anyone I know!

Enjoy the video!

Introduction to Negative Lights:
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Introduction to Sun Spot:*
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Introduction to Light Exclusion:
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Introduction to Cookies and Gobos:
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Introduction to Volumetric Lighting:
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Effects

Compositing

Introduction to Compositing inside of LightWave:
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Introduction to working with Foreground Images in the Compositing tab:
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HyperVoxels

Randomly placing surface voxels on an object:
Click Here to view
Uses Modeler tool for adding random points, "Random Pricks", then applies Hypervoxels in Layout.

Creating shell casings ejecting from a gun:
Click Here to view

Creating a Slug using Hypervoxels:
Click Here to view


Rendering

Introduction to Render Buffer View:
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Introduction to Render Buffer Export:
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Manually creating a depth pass:
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Introduction to the Photoshop PSD Export Image Filter:
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Introduction to the Image Control Panel for the Image Viewer:
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Introduction to Motion Blur:
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Introduction to the Limited Region and Mask options:
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Creating trussing and framework with ease:
Kickn' it New School!
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Modeling and animating a basketball net:*
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Uses render settings similar to the Creating Trussing and Framework video to render two-point polys with thickness and shading.
 
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