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Lightwave 3D: Introduction

Video & Animation Courses

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. LightWave 3D is comprised of two linked applications; Modeler and LightWave. This practical hands-on two day course covers both applications in detail 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.

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Private individual tuition: £990

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Course Description

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

• Keyframing methods
• Basic bones setup and animation
• Using the Graph Editor
• Previewing an animation

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

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