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Inside LightWave V9 (Inside)by Dan Ablan
Synopses & Reviews
You hold in your hands the best-selling guide to NewTek's LightWave 3D animation software, completely updated for LightWave v9 by award-winning animator and trainer Dan Ablan. Rather than rehash the documentation like other books, this down-to-earth, easy-to-follow guide offers an invaluable set of project tutorials that teach you the ins and outs of LightWave and show you the techniques you need to master this powerful 3D software. Inside LightWave v9's accompanying DVD features hours of high- quality video training tutorials that will help you take the projects in the book to new heights. No other book has taught more LightWave 3D users than Inside LightWave.
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Accompanying DVD-ROM offers hours of unique training videos created just for this book, exclusively from 3DGarage.com (requires QuickTime); a demo of LightWave v9 for Mac OS and Windows; all of the projects from the book; royalty-free textures and reference images; and full-color screenshots from the book!
Book News Annotation:
Animation software goes up yet another notch with this product, which has been updated to include new workflow processes and surfacing features along with improvements in rendering, lighting and camera angles. Practitioner and trainer Ablan works with a series of project tutorials and goes step by step to explain modeling and layout features, textures, lighting, three-dimensional cameras, motion, text and logos. He then concentrates on modeling still-life objects and gadgets, creating and developing characters, using node-based texturing, structuring bones and rigging, and putting particles and dynamic effects in motion. For the adept he includes compositing and post-processing features as well as advanced camera work and rendering. The accompanying DVD contains hours of video training tutorials that work with the text's projects. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
An award-winning animator and LightWave author offers this guide to get readers up to speed and to enhance their productivity with NewTeks LightWave 3D software. No other LightWave book is as comprehensive or packed with more clear step-by-step tutorials and helpful tips.
About the Author
Dan Ablan has been animating with LightWave 3D since 1989, and in 1994 he established his own business, AGA Digital Studios, which creates 3D animations for major corporations. Over the years he has written articles and tutorials for seminal 3D publications such as LightWave Pro, Video Toaster User, and 3D Design, and in1995 authored New Riders’ LightWave Power Guide. In 2003, Dan founded an educational division of AGA Digital dedicated to 3D tutorial courses, 3DGarage.com. For more information, visit www.danablan.com.
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