If you didn't already know, over the last year or so, I've been producing a project-based set of video training to build, UV map and texture paint up a District 9-style weapon inspired by the great film using LightWave 10/11 and Photoshop. I've just finished up the last set of videos on texture painting - its been a slow process fitting it in alongside the rest of everyday life and work, but its now done and dusted...
For those who haven’t done the previous two videos, not a worry - the 3D object is included (in 5 file formats with the training so that anybody can follow along (including non-LW users http://forums.newtek.com/images/smilies/brians/047.gif ))
I cover the whole process from start to finish using Adobe Photoshop, as well as LightWave 11. All assets needed for the project are included, with 86 texture/grunge image maps and a set of grunge brushes for Photoshop – and of course the 3D model too.
If you're interested, you can CLICK HERE (http://www.liberty3d.com/2012/05/fanboy-district-9-inspired-texture-mapping/). This is an approximate 1.1Gb download in 3 files. And until 31st May 2012, the guys on the site have a 25% off sale... (coupon mem2012) (http://www.liberty3d.com/2012/05/liberty3d-25-off-sale/)
If you're interested in doing the whole project from start to end (modeling, UV and texture painting) then I've also compiled the lot into a combo deal (http://www.liberty3d.com/2012/05/fanboy-combo/) that's roughly 30% cheaper then the 3 separate parts bought together. That discount code also takes it down to around $44.95 for 14 hours of video, loads of assets (models, textures, modelsheets, etc). Its around 4.7Gb in 10 zip files.
If you just want to learn to model (http://www.liberty3d.com/2011/01/new-fanboy-series-in-the-style-of-district-9/), or just how to UV map (http://www.liberty3d.com/2011/07/fanboy-series-2-uv-unwrapping/) this object, then those are also available.