View Full Version : I need help guys
03-10-2004, 02:36 AM
hi, i'm new to 3d animation, i just started to play with lightwave and maya a few weeks ago. i'm taking a class in high school but i want to learn more :-)
i'm trying to make flame, i'm not sure if i can do it in lightwave or maya or both. i did a lot of research but i didn't find any tutorials on it.
it may be too hard for a newbie like me but i just want to try to do it. if any of you guys can help me start or have seen a tutorial anywhere, please let me know.
(p.s. i want to make the blue color flame i saw in the preview of the movie "hell boy", it looks so cool)
03-14-2004, 10:48 AM
Hard to make realistic flames in Lightwave (and most other 3D apps as far as I know). I can't say I've seen realistic flame/fire tutorials in Lightwave, I think many use video footage (see link)
These are cool though, but not realistic.
(btw, the topic/subject line should be more informative, like "blue flames in LW" or something, more people will reply to the post ;)).
This one is IMHO the best place for LW tutorials:
Happy learning :)
This one is pretty good
03-14-2004, 11:49 AM
3D world had a good tutorial on making very good fire a while back (like a long while back, 7.5 update or something mag) they should have an archive of their tuts on there site over at
03-14-2004, 10:50 PM
I've posted some fire (and explosion) presets in the Lightwave Resources forum...
03-20-2004, 04:32 AM
thanks guys :-) thanks a lot, these links are really helpful.
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