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Lightwave 3D Advanced Modeling Tutorial


author, Frank Maturi teaches users advanced concepts of Lightwave 3D Modeling. He begins by demonstrating how to set up a Modeler interface, while detailing general and display options, units, layouts, backdrops, and viewports. He then shows users how to find blueprints and reference images from the Web, use Photoshop for blueprint preparation, set up background templates within Modeler, and use tools to create splines. Work files are also included with the tutorial. To begin learning today, simpy click on one of the Lightwave 3D Advanced Modeling lessons.

Getting Started

Introduction
Setting Up Modeler
Introduction to Splines
Understanding Splines

What are Patches?

Creating Spline Patches pt. 1
Creating Spline Patches pt. 2
Spline Patching Do's & Dont's
Essential Modeling tools

Using the Web to Locate Blueprints

Blueprint Websites
Finding Reference Photos of Your Car

Photoshop and Blueprints

Using Photoshop to Prepare Blueprints
Loading Blueprints Into Lightwave Modeler

Beginning the Spline Cage

Building the Roof Splines pt. 1
Building the Roof Splines pt. 2
Roughing Out the Fenderwell pt. 1
Roughing Out the Fenderwell pt. 2
Finishing the Rear Bumper pt. 1
Finishing the Rear Bumper pt. 2
Finishing the Rear Bumper pt. 3

Test Patching

Test Patching the Rear

Creating Splines Rear Quarter Panel

Rear Quarter Panel pt. 1
Rear Quarter Panel pt. 2
Rear Quarter Panel pt. 3
Rear Quarter Panel pt. 4

Rocker Panel and Front Fenderwell

Rocker Panel and Front Fenderwell
Finishing Fenderwell and Begin Door
Building the Door pt. 2
Building the Door pt. 3

Building a Test Patch for the Door

Test Patching the Door

Splining the Front of the Car

Building the Window Frame
Front Bumper & Grille pt. 1
Front Bumper & Grille pt. 2
Finishing the Grille
Front Inner Fenderwell
Rear Inner Fenderwell & Hood pt. 1
Rear Inner Fenderwell & Hood pt. 2

The Hood

Finishing the Hood
Beginning the Front Fender pt. 1
Beginning the Front Fender pt. 2
Test Patching the Hood & Fender
The Bottom Lip of Spoiler

Odds & Ends

Finishing the Rocker Panel
Finishing the Door
Finishing the Body Splines pt. 1
Finishing the Body Splines pt. 2
Building the Rear Wing pt. 1
Building the Rear Wing pt. 2
Building the Rear Wing pt. 3
Building the Rear Wing pt. 4
Building the Side Mirror pt. 1
Building the Side Mirror pt. 2
Building the Side Mirror pt. 3
Building the Side Mirror pt. 4
Building the Side Mirror pt. 5

The Seats & Console

Building the Seats pt. 1
Building the Seats pt. 2
Building the Seats pt. 3
Building the Seats pt. 4
Building the Seats pt. 5
Building the Seats pt. 6
Building the Seats pt. 7
Placing the Seats
Building the Console pt. 1
Building the Console pt. 2

Odds & Ends

Building the Gear Shift pt. 1
Building the Gear Shift pt. 2

Steering Wheel

Building the Steering Wheel pt. 1
Building the Steering Wheel pt. 2
Building the Steering Wheel pt. 3

Where to Next?

Things to Come

Conclusion

Wrap Up

Credits

About this Author


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