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Lightwave 3D : Introduction

Two Day Course

Overview

NewTek LightWave 3D is one of the leading cross-platform 3D applications used by professional studios for creating sophisticated 3D models, games development, multimedia content, animations for film and television and 3D content for the web.

This practical hands-on two day course covers all the essential features of LightWave and is designed to allow you to confidently step into the world of 3D animation and modelling. If you wish to adapt the course contents to your exact requirements please give us a call. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

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Course Outline

  • Introduction
    The 3D environment

    • 3D terminology overview
    • Navigating 3D space

    Introduction to LightWave
    • Modeler and Layout interface
    • The Hub
    • Navigating Modeler and Layout
    • Principles of polygonal modelling techniques

    LightWave 3D modeller
    • Creating primitive geometrics
    • Components of a 3D object
    • Points and polygons
    • Using polygon statistics
    • Working with layers

    Object creation
    • Modelling with primitives
    • Loading and importing objects
    • Extruding and lathing
    • Setting surface attributes
    • Creating a character
    • Using Skelegons
  • LightWave 3D layout
    • Working with the Grid
    • Using the Content Directory
    • Building a scene
    • Loading objects and scenes
    • Working with the Scene Editor
    • Using the Image Editor

    Lighting a scene
    • Designing lighting setups
    • Creating lighting effects
    • Volumetric lighting

    Working with the camera
    • Camera display options
    • Using multiple cameras
    • Adobe After Effects exchange

    Animating
    • Keyframing methods
    • Basic bones setup and animation
    • Using the Graph Editor
    • Previewing an animation
    • Predator and Prey dynamics

    Rendering
    • Setting render options
    • Compositing
    • Adding realism
    • File types and compression

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