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  05 May 2005
HOW DO YOU DO THIS IN LW?: (Core Thread)

HOW DO YOU DO THIS IN LW: Realistic fire
Ok I will post these threads to cover how to do core CG elements
in Lightwave.

The threads so far have been:

HOW DO YOU DO THIS IN LW: Realistic Beach Waves
HOW DO YOU DO THIS IN LW: Realistic fire
HOW DO YOU DO THIS IN LW: Crowd Simulation
HOW DO YOU DO THIS IN LW?:Cloth Dynamics and Morphs

Tips & Tricks
HOW DO YOU DO THIS IN LW: Tapered Extrude

You have an idea for a thread....Post it here!

No "slamming". A person might disagree with you and that is OK. There is no need to make a Sicilian vendetta out of it.
Please stay on target. If you want to tell us about the worderful featureas of a competing program go HERE:

STEALING FEATURES: (What features should LW STEAL for the competition?)

This thread is not intended to show us that beautiful axe you have been grinding. If Newtek kidnapped your family and burned your house to the ground, we don't care.
Looking forward to your ideas.

PS I will post more of these type of threads depending on the sucess of this one.
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Last edited by RobertoOrtiz : 05 May 2005 at 01:59 PM.
  05 May 2005
Volumetric smoke or steam would be a good one.
  06 June 2005
Depth Charge/Underwater explosion:
  07 July 2005
--Imagination is more important than knowledge--
  08 August 2005
Err....hypervoxels maybe.....check ur presets
  10 October 2005
How to make a ball.

(if you want a quick method for a good quad sub-d ball)
  10 October 2005
One that would help a great deal

I've been given a task, with no modeling and/or CG animation background, I've been given a task to animate a gravity well. I figure that with a program like Lightwave getting an object to follow a pre determined path would be an easy thing to do.

No where in the manual is there an explanation on how to do this action.

Is there a way to do this?

FYI - It took me almost 4 hours to figure out how to place a texture map on an object. Since the manuals took the presumption that whoever has this in their hands, knows the program.
  11 November 2005
Render Setup

Hello everyone.

I just started using LW. Im making a 50's looking jet fighter similar to the Mig-15 just shorter. Im having problems seting up my render. Is there a website explaining how to set up your render for a specific thing?
  11 November 2005
How do you make a basketball in Lightwave. With the Lines groved into it and some text.

Just curious before I try to make it and mess it up . LOL
  01 January 2006
HOW DO YOU DO THIS IN LW: gift-loop (i hope that is the right word for it?)
HOW DO YOU DO THIS IN LW: rendersettings
  01 January 2006

Originally Posted by scott tygett: How to make a ball.

(if you want a quick method for a good quad sub-d ball)

I checked out the technique...



my own discovery...
smooth scale

It really gets rounded! and it's great for modelling rounded faces or whatever... better than the default sphere...
_______ ▬Always learning...
  03 March 2006
Do any of you know how I can add a skin to a picture? I have just started using LW and I am modeling a face. But I would like to use Photoshop CS to shade it, is this possible?
  03 March 2006

Yeap, you have to UVmap your face to apply a 2D image for your 3D object... Check out this tutorial:
_______ ▬Always learning...
  05 May 2006
LW - is the best polymodeling softwere. It has great material editor, much plugins for rendering (FPrime, G2).
  09 September 2006
Possible Core tut suggestion

What about how to set-up pistons & things for use in mechaical characters, landing gear, etc
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