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03-04-2002, 12:02 PM
Allrighty...here's my dilema...
Where do I start when wanting to model a head? I'm using LightWave 7 and tried to do the whole model the shape with a cube and then hit tab to make it all rounded....it didn't work...tried splines, I did something horribly wrong there to. Any help would be MUCH appreciated!
Sorry dude, RTFM first then....
good luck :D
03-04-2002, 08:56 PM
Thats not the right word for it, i wanted to say "read the *** manual".
never mind that.
I recommend you to keep modeling and modeling until your models look right after pushing the tab button :)
this has nothing to do with lichtwave anyway, modeling is modeling, for maya/max/ts/lw its all the same.....
the program doesnt make the artist, if you can model you can model in any program, you only have to learn the tools.
so i suggest you start looking for a buch of tutorials about modeling and study them first
03-04-2002, 09:23 PM
It'd help if I had the manual. I don't, so that kinda makes it hard to Read The F****** Manual. :D Tutorials are kinda hard to find, and being as new to LightWave as I am, it's kinda hard to do things still. Would I ask the question if I actually knew what I was doing? No... Anyway, your advice is nothing more than what i've allready tried. Thanks anyway... sarcasm just doesn't help beginners, it actually pisses them off...
03-04-2002, 10:09 PM
have you checked out this thread:
"Awesome Lightwave Artist with Tutorial for sale"
its a head tutorial you can purchase. i have one on my site at
its not as detailed as i'm sure the commercial one is but hey . . .
also this site is loaded with LW stuff:
03-04-2002, 10:27 PM
Go to the Newtek ftp site and you can download the pdf version of the manual.
I would NOT recommend spline modeling in lightwave until you figure out the basics first. Your tab problem sounds like a config file problem. Learn how to remap your key stroke assignments by reading the manual and you'll probably get the tab key to work again for subd toggling.
03-04-2002, 10:30 PM
RTM is a totally acceptable answer, if you dont think so take a read through this:
03-04-2002, 10:30 PM
Thank you guys, the help is greatly appreciated!
After a while I hope to be able to actually model a head, that'd be very nice as I have several scenes I want to do, but can't model people, so I can't have all the cool infantry guys supporting my tanks in burnt out city scapes...when that'll all come together, i'm not sure. :)
Thank you again!
03-05-2002, 06:10 AM
i wonder why he doesn't have the manual..
Mike care to guess?
i guess 1.......
03-05-2002, 08:27 AM
Perhaps the other option... the one where the manual has been partially consumed by a pet.
03-05-2002, 08:29 AM
i think that pitbull and chewey have some acceptable reasons to why he doesnt have the manual. I go with pitbull though, reason 1 from mikerb
03-05-2002, 05:21 PM
Thanks for all the help, I actually modeled an eye socket, then like an idiot forgot to save it...heh...oh well....
and I never said read the manual is an unacceptable answer....as to my reasons.... lets say the manual had a nasty run-in with my cat and a paper shredder....
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