So, to that end, I have some questions about hair & cel-shading in Lightwave. Please understand again, I've never really used these things in Lightwave, as right now, I'm just getting into character modelling (Thanks Dan Ablan for your tutorials in 'Inside Lightwave'!!!)
After I finish modelling this character, I want to create two pictures of her. One photo-realistic, and the other one as a cartoon, anime style. I need to put some hair on her, texture her skin(photo realistically using SSS) I'm familiar with Sasquatch lite in LW in terms of what it does. Question is I want to braid her hair in certain places, and create a really nice hair style for her. I don't want this hair to look computer generated! I need the hair to look realistic! At least like some of the work I've seen using the other packages. Can Lightwave do this now, or will this be addressed in v9 of Lightwave? If this can be done now, are there any tutorials for this? Especially as I need to braid her hair, and even 'comb' it. Finally, about the cel shaders, are they going to to be improved in v9, or are they considered 'good enough' for now?
Thanks again for answering my questions. By the way, I want to say kudos to the new Lightwave team. I like what I see so far on the Newtek website. I'm really looking forward to the new release. Especially now that I'm learning character modelling & aniamtion.