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Commercially Available Tutorials

Status

Version Tutorial Name Author Comments
         

Books

         
April 2005 8.0 LightWave 8 Character Animation by Timothy Albee  
April 2005 8.0 LightWave 8 Revealed by Kelly Murdock  
Dec 2004   Wave Guide by Patrick Beck  
July 2004 8.0 Lightwave 3D 8 Cartoon Character Creation by Jonny Gorden  
Feb 2004 7.5 LightWave 3D 1001 Tips and Tricks by WordWare Publishing  
Apr 2003 7.5 LightWave 3d 7.5 Lighting  by Nicholas Boughen  
  7.5 LightWave 7.5 Primer by Patrik Beck  
  7.0 Inside LightWave 7 by Dan Ablan  
  6.5 The LightWave 6.5 Project Handbook by Patrik Beck  
  6.5 Lightwave Applied Version 6.5   by Dave Jerrard, Joe Tracy and Jen Hachigian
  6.5 LightWave 6.5 Magic   Dan Ablan, Julian Kain, Graham McKenna, Stuart Penn, Phil South, and Gary Whitley
  6.0 Inside LightWave 6 by Dan Ablan  
  5.5 Inside LightWave 3D 5.5 by Dan Ablan  
  5.0 LightWave Power Guide by Dan Ablan  
Down 5.0 LightWave Applied 3D Book by David Jerrard, Joe Tracy and Scott Wheeler  
  5.5 Lightwave X-Treme Book by Joshua Tsui  
    Character Animation In Depth: The Complete Expert's Guide to Professional Character Animation By Doug Kelly  
  6.0 LightWave Character Animation Home Page by Doug Kelly Character Animation with LightWave [6]: Challenge Your Creativity with the Artist's Choice for Character Animation
  5.0      
  5.0 The Lightwave 3d Book Tips, Techniques and Ready-To-Use Objects   a compendium of older lightwave tutorials
    Digital Character Animation by George Maestri  
DOWN   Simplified Drawing for Planning Animation by Wayne Gilbert (A book on planning your animations)
    Digital Lighting by Jeremy Birn More information at the HomePage
    Mastering 3D Animation by Peter Ratner  
    Modelling in LightWave by Shamms Mortier NOT getting good reviews at all.
    3D Creature Workshop Bill Fleming and Richard H. Schrand  
    Cinematography and Directing by Dan Ablan  
    Digital texturing and Painting by Owen Demers  

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CD's and DVD's
         
May 2008 9.3 Rigging and Animating with IK Booster by Larry Shultz  
May 2008 9.0 LightWave 9 Tuneup by 3DGarage Commercial Product
Apr 2008 9.0 Learn LightWave 9 by Elephorm Commercial product. The original is French but they have a translated version by Ben Vost.
May 2006 8.0 UV Texturing by Larry Shultz This is a commercial product
May 2006 8.0 Rigging a Quadruped by Larry Shultz This is a commercial product
Mar 2006 8.0 Getting Started With UV Maps by Larry Shultz Commercial Product
Jan 2006   Weathering and Chipping Paintwork by Meshweaver Store by Meshweaver This is a commercial product
Jan 2006 8.0 Medical Modeling - The Human Heart by Asilefx This is a commercial product
Nov 2005 Vue Advanced Vue 5 Infinite Volume One by AsileFX Commercial Product
Nov 2005 Vue Advanced Vue 5 Infinite Volume Two by AsileFX Commercial Product
Nov 2005 Vue Getting Started with Vue 5 Infinite by AsileFX Commercial Product
Oct 2005 8.0 Getting Started with Weight Maps by Larry Shult Commercial Product
Aug 2005 Sas Taming Sasquatch by Nicholas Boughen by Nicholas Boughen Commercial Product from Kurv Studios
Aug 2005 8.3 Pyrotechnics by Nicholas Pellegrino Commercial Product from Asilefx.com
Aug 2005 8.3 Pyrotechnics 2 Advanced Techniques by Nicholas Pellegrino Commercial Product from Asilefx.com
Aug 2005 8.0 LightWave 3D 8 From the Beginning by Layne Smith A Kurv Studios DVD
Aug 2005 8.0 LightWave 3D Tips and Tricks Series by Larry Shultz A Kurv Studios DVD
Aug 2005   Desktop Images Free DVD by Desktop Images A sampler DVD of tutorials from Desktop Images
July 2005 8.0 Movie Prop Modelling - Light Sword by Nicholas Pellegrino Commercial tutorial
June 2005 8.0 Visual FX3D Set Extensions by Jarrod Davis  
June 2005 8.0 Visual FX3D Effects Compositing by Jarrod Davis  
June 2005 8.0 Dynamic FX Vol 1 by TutorFX This is a commercial product
May 2005 8.0 LightWave Castle Construction DVD by Nicholas Pellegrino This is a commercial product by AsileFX
May 2005
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8.0 3D-Wiz DVD's by 3d-wiz.com This is a commercial product
April 2005 8.0 Getting Started with Displacements and Endomorphs by Larry Shultz This is a commercial product
April 2005 8.0 Getting Started with Splines by Larry Shultz This is a commercial product
April 2005 8.0 Bubbles by Larry Shultz This is a commercial product
April 2005 8.0 Waves by Larry Shultz This is a commercial product
April 2005 Photoshop Photoshop CS Training Videos by Kurv Studios Commercial DVD from Kurv Studios
April 2005   Mastering Lightwave 3D by purplus.com This is a commercial product
April 2005 8.0 LightWave Training Series by Click Grafix 6 CD set (Architectural and Space Ship modeling, Character Rigging, Special Effects and Logo Magic)
April 2005 8.0 Introduction to Lightwave 3D Lighting and Shading by Nicholas Boughen Commercial DVD from Kurv Studios
April 2005 8.0 LightWave 3D Tips and Tricks Series by Kurv Studios Commercial DVD from Kurv Studios
April 2005 8.0 Spline Modeling Videos by Kurv Studios Commercial DVD from Kurv Studios
Mar 2005 8.0 SpineBot by Lost Pencil Studios This is a commercial product.  Model and rig a robot character.
Feb 2005   Getting Started with Splines by Larry Schultz A Kurv Studios commercial product
Dec 2004 8.0 Dynamics: Cloth and Vehicle Simulations by Mike Pauza A Kurv Studios commercial product
Dec 2004 8.0 Industrial Modelling Product Creation by Larry Shultz A Kurv Studios commercial product
Dec 2004   Get Into BodyPaint2 by Robin Konieczny A Kurv Studios commercial product
Nov 2004 8.0 Taming Sasquatch Lite by Nicholas Boughen  
Dec 2003 8.0 Special Project 1: SuperJet by Lost Pencil Studios A Lost Pencil Studios commercial Product (Modeling, Texturing, Decaling and more)
  7.5 LightWave 3D Fundamentals by Dwayne Ferguson From VTC Software
  6.5-7.5 LightWave ClassPack 2 by Class on Demand Get them all for one price.
  7.5 3DX Courseware by 3D Exchange They are currently offering special deals for educators.
Down Digital Fusion Digital Fusion Instruction DVD's by CMI Studios Commercial Product
DOWN Digital Fusion Compositing Fundamentals with Digital Fusion by learnlightwave.com This is a commercial product.
  7.5 Carnera3D seminars by Carnera3D DVD - commercial product
DOWN 7.5 LightWave 101 by Epic Software Commercial Product ( This product has been Reviewed )
Down 7.5 One Cent LightWave Tutorials yahoo.com I'm not sure about these so if anyone has any feedback I'd love to hear about these.  Good or bad???
  7.5 Introduction to Lightwave by Larry Shultz Commercial Product: Introduction to Lightwave3D with over 30 hrs of material
and includes online support.
Down 7.5 Professional Character Series by Larry Shultz Commercial Product:: A hardcore series that covers character modeling, texturing, rigging
and animating with over 60 hrs of material and online support.
  7.5 Lightwave World Wide Tour CD by Larry Shultz Commercial Product::10 hours of  material from the Newtek sponsored 2 day
seminars. The CD covers a wide variety of topics including:
  7.5 Lightwave Next Dimension Tour CD by Larry Shultz Commercial Product: 10 hours of  material from the Newtek sponsored 2 day
seminars. The CD covers a wide variety of topics
  7.5 Lightwave F-X Series by Larry Shultz Commercial Product: Fast Methods for creating Smoke, Lave, Water droplets and using
textures to create ligid logos and FX without Particles.
Down 7.5 Organic Modeling Series by Larry Shultz A series of CDs designed to teach how to model with splines
from the basics to advanced topics. The series also
covers the basics of modeling with Subpatches to advanced
projects. How to combine both spline and subpatch modeling.
  7.5 Character Modelling and Animation Series by Todd Grimes DVD's 
    LightWave CourseWare Dan Ablan 20 Hours of training for the absolute beginner
  Gaming Just Animate Games by Lost Pencil CD detailing how to create character movement for games and import the motion into a game engine.
  7.5 Model and Rig in a Day by Lost Pencil Animation Studios Inc. Using Lightwave 7.5, they show how to quickly create a simple character model, a female biped. Then they rig the character using a predefined skeleton template and an automated script. Then they show in detail how to use vertex paint to modify and tweak the weight maps in order to create effective mesh deformations..
  7.5 Just Animate - Lip Sync by Lost Pencil Animation Studios Inc.  
DOWN 7.0 + LightWave - Get into 7 Series DeskTop Images 10 DVD's
  7.5 Just Animate Walk Cycles by Lost Pencil Animation Studio  
    Animator's Gym by Lost Pencil Animation Studio  
    LightWave Get In To Seven DVD by Brad Peebler  
    The Making of Understanding Chaos by Terrence Walker  
         

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Videos
         
DOWN   Desktop Images Instructional Videotapes for 3D Animation    
DOWN   Classroom on Demand - LightWave by Dan Ablan A large selection of videos to choose from.
    Sasquatch First Siting by Creative Imagineering (A Video for Sasquatch Users)
DOWN   LightWave HDRI Magic by Lee Stranahan  
    LightWave Expressions Made Simple by Lee Stranahan  
DOWN   Beginning Napalm by Todd Widup  

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Magazines
         
    NewTekPro    
    Keyframe Magazine    
DOWN   VisualMagic Online    
    3DWorld Magazine   A UK magazine with lots of LightWave coverage.
         
         

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On-Line Education
         
DOWN   Matter and Energy by Tim Fillingim Commercial Product
DOWN 7.5 LIGHTWAVE DIRECT! by Dan Ablan On-Line Learning
DOWN 7.5 + FX Academy Lee Stranahan Distance Learning (internet learning)
  7.5 + PROFESSIONAL CHARACTER SERIES by Larry Schultz Online Training
    Simply LightWave   Buy "Points" to use toward downloading tutorials
         
         

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Schools
         
DOWN Digital Fusion Media Dimensions Training Lab   Digital Fusion Training
DOWN 7.5 Training Tours&Seminars by Newtek  
DOWN 7.5 Newtek WorldWide Training Tour by Newtek  
DOWN 7.5 Ford Entertainment Group International LightWave 7.5 Character Tour    
  7.5 + 3D Exchange   Alameda, California, USA
DOWN 7.5 + Video Symphony   Hollywood, California, USA
  7.5 + Learn LightWave Tours Lee Stranahan World Wide Tours - check website for locations and dates
    AGA Digital Studios   Illinois, USA
    3dGraphixTech by Tony Gilchrist New Brunswick, Canada
    Eni Oken's 3D Online Workshops    
    Dave School   Universal Studios, Orlando
         

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