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LightWave 3D 8 Cartoon Character Creation #01: LightWave 3D 8 Cartoon Character Creation: Modeling & Texturing with CDROMby Jonny Gorden
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Companion CD included with all the featured third-party plug-ins and more Character design, modeling, and texturing are the fundamental building blocks of character animation. LightWave 3D 8] Cartoon Character Creation Volume 1: Modeling & Texturing includes both general theory and comprehensive tutorials for every aspect of modeling and texturing 3D characters. Learn how, why, and when to use the most efficient techniques so you can have fun creating your own fantastic 3D characters. Find out how to configure LightWave 3D for character creation, and learn the necessary steps of the character concept, design, and planning stages; discover multiple methods for modeling characters and clothing using subdivision patches; understand the techniques for creating complex UV mapping; learn about surface attributes and surfacing characters; enhance the appearance of your characters through the use of gradients and procedural textures; explore a variety of techniques for creating image maps and applying them to your characters.
The first of 2 volumes explaining proven methods of creating 3D cartoon characters for animation.
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