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DAVE19
11-20-2003, 11:35 PM
First of all did everyone see the cocept street car on the front page it is amazing. That really inspires me to model cars. The only thing is I don't know where to start. I just started using Lightwave 7 and i am still learning the tools. I would just like to know where to begin. What techniques are the most efficiant to modeling cars. If anyone one has any advice to help start modeling cars it would definitely be appreciated. thanks

fenrisx
11-20-2003, 11:50 PM
here are a couple of car modelling tutorials:
http://www.newtek.com/products/lightwave/tutorials/modeling/car/index.html
http://www.firedragon.com/~lwg3d/BMW/step01.htm
http://www.firedragon.com/~lwg3d/Mustang/step01.htm

SplineGod
11-21-2003, 12:38 AM
Originally posted by DAVE19
First of all did everyone see the cocept street car on the front page it is amazing. That really inspires me to model cars. The only thing is I don't know where to start. I just started using Lightwave 7 and i am still learning the tools. I would just like to know where to begin. What techniques are the most efficiant to modeling cars. If anyone one has any advice to help start modeling cars it would definitely be appreciated. thanks
Splines are a great tool for modeling anything with a flow to it like cars. Before diving in I would learn the basics about using them.
I have a good basic tutorial on my site for using splines. After that theres some good car tutorials out there.

WChestnutt
11-21-2003, 08:13 AM
hey. if youre pretty new to this then i wouldn't go with splines, they are alot of hassle when you aren't fully familiar with the way lw works.
my tut (the bmw one that fenrisx gave the link for) uses the point by point extrusion method, which is (imho) more suited to people with less experience. it's easy to follow, and should teach you alot about lw's different tools.
now, dont anyone go flaming me for not saying 'yeah go ahead with splines', they are a really good way of modeling, it's just you see so many people with less experience struggling with them.

Cheers, (and good luck!)

Will

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