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By Wes Beckwith, Steve Warner, Robin Wood

Better half CD integrated with illustrations demonstrating using LightWave in function movies! LightWave 3D [8]: 1001 information & tips brings jointly thirty-one masters within the fields of personality modeling, animation, texturing, lights, electronic cinematography, lighting tricks, and programming to supply a myriad of useful counsel for all degrees of LightWave clients. even if you ve simply began utilizing LightWave otherwise you ve been utilizing it for years, this e-book of collective knowledge will assist you in attaining greater leads to much less time via a mix of hidden software program positive factors, time-saving methods, ideas. The 1,354 information disguise each element of LightWave, together with configuration, modeling, texturing, staging, lights, animating, lighting tricks, rendering, compositing, scripting, and troubleshooting.

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Avoid SubPatch Triangles Avoid using three-point polygons (tris) in a SubD model. Four-point polygons (quads) work best for SubD models. Versions: All Ü Note: Design Design, Pre-visualization, and Prep | 37 123 Geoffrey Kater | Design | All Levels Modeling the Bare Essentials Model only the necessary parts of your model for animation. In other words, don’t build the legs of a character if you’re only going to see it from the waist up. Modeling more just wastes computer resources, in storage, project time, and rendering time.

2 is slightly wider than that of the human eye. 75. cfg file in a text editor. 2” and change the number to whatever zoom factor you like. ð Mac Note (Robin Wood): This works exactly the same way on the Mac, but you’ll need to edit the Layout 8 Prefs file. ) Don’t forget that it will only work if Layout isn’t running at the time. ) Interface Adjustments 144 Dave Jerrard | Interface Adjustments | All Levels Speeding Up Layout When using subdivision surfaces, you can speed up the response time in Layout by reducing the Display SubPatch level in the Object Properties panel to 1 or 2.

They’re really rather educational reading — and not rocket science for the most part. 131 Eki Halkka | Installation and Configuration | Intermediate ð Mac Note (Robin Wood): The Mac files are quite different. They are found in your Home>Library>Preferences folder, and all have LightWave in the name. They also appear to be much shorter, but you can still open them with any text editor, such as TextEdit, and take a look at them. 42 | Program Setup Chapter 3 Installation and Configuration 132 Eki Halkka | Installation and Configuration | Intermediate Controlling LightWave You can control the way LightWave works by adding switches to the Startup icon’s properties.

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