LightWave 3D is one of the most powerful 3D graphics and animation programs on the market today. If you can dream it, you can build it in LightWave. Many of the awesome 3D graphics you see in movies, on TV, and in print were created with LightWave 3D. Yet with power comes complexity. For anyone who has thumbed through the 1,000+ page user’s manual, or stared at the interface of LightWave 3D and asked the question “where do I start”, the LightWave 101 – Interactive Training Course and Curriculum Guide
is the answer.
LightWave 101 was created specifically for those individuals who are new to the world of 3D. This CD-ROM-based program contains everything you need to learn LightWave 3D. It takes a completely fresh approach to 3D training, and moves you through the program at a comfortable pace. The number of options available in LightWave can be intimidating to even a seasoned pro. LightWave 101 tames this 3D powerhouse by showing you how to do the right things, the right way, right from lesson one. Before you know it, you’ll be creating 3D graphics that will astound both you and your friends.
This 6-part Curriculum is divided up as follows:
Part 1: 3D Interactive Lessons
Multimedia tutorials on animation and the animation process
Part 2: Week-by-week Written Training
A 15-week course designed to give you the skills necessary to be productive with Lightwave 3D.
Part 3: Skill building Practice Tutorials
Over 20 hands-on tutorials for building your expertise in Lightwave 3D.
Part 4: Digital Cinematography Tutorials
A comprehensive tutorial called Lights, Camera, Action will teach you the techniques of the digital cinematographer.
Part 5: Resource Guide to Lightwave Communities
Comprehensive links to tools, plug-ins, models, etc. centered around Lightwave 3D.
Part 6: Bonus Section and Inspiration
Galleries, animations, free models and more for you to use within your Lightwave work.