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Modelling Basics

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Version Tutorial Name Author Comments
         

Tool Basics

         
May 2008 9.5 SolidWorks to LightWave by Matt Video Tutorial
Feb 2008 8.5 3 mini tips for Lightwave by Mix Mash Video
Dec 2008 9.5 Introduction to LightWave Modeler by Jimy Carhuas Spanish
Oct 2008 9.5 Introduction to Pole Item by William "Proton" Vaughan This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Aug 2008   Surface Patching by Joe Riddle  
Aug 2008   Extruding Edges Along a Curve  by Joe Riddle Includes two lscripts
Aug 2008   Lofting in Lightwave by Joe Riddle  
Apr 2008   A quick look at the EPSF import by Rich at 3D Thunder  
Apr 2008   freezing models to different poly counts by Rich at 3D Thunder  
Apr 2008   Using the disc tool to get a 45 deg angle by Rich at 3D Thunder  
Jan 2008 9.3 Introducing the 4 point triangle by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Adding thickness to single-sided geometry
by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Weld, Unweld and Weld Average commands by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Set Value command by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to Fix 3-5 by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to Align Polygons by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to Magic Bevel by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to Add Edges by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to Remove Polygons and Remove Vertices from Polygons Commands by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to Band Glue by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Band Saw and Band Saw Pro Tools by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Taking a closer look at Input Fields by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Absolute Measure tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Use Global option by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Reduce Points and Polygons commands by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Scale and Rotate Morph Tools by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Collapse Polygons command by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Julienne tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Make Pole tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Helix tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Sea Shell tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Hide options by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Rail Bevel Tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to Sketch Color by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to Proxy Pick by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Pivot Tool and Center Pivot Command by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Bevel Tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Rotate About Normal Tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Rotate to Object Tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Rotate to Ground Tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to Segment Scale by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Point Center and Find Center Commands by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Angle Tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Measure Tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Jump Points Command by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Rotate 90 to the Right Command by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Center View on Cursor Command by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Drill Tools: Drill & Solid Drill by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Localized morphing using Normal Displacement by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 13 9.3 Localized morphing using Normal Displacement by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Center, Center 1D and Center Sel 1D functions by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Lathe Tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Platonic Solid Tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Gemstone Tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Bend Tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Motion Path Extrude Tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Morph Polygons Tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 208 9.3 Introduction to the Router Tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Introduction to the Rove Tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Jan 2008 9.3 Mimicking Modeler's Point Clone Plus feature in Layout. by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Dec 2007 9.3 Introduction to Translate Plus by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Dec 2007 9.3 Introduction to Move Plus by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Dec 2007 9.3 Creating trussing and framework with ease by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Dec 2007 9.3 Introduction to the interactive Paste Tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Dec 2007 9.3 Creating Multiple Pivot Points for one Object by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Dec 2007 9.3 Introduction to the Create Skin tool by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
July 12 9.0 Rounder in LW9 by Steve Warner  
May 2007 9.0 The Secrets of Organic Modeling by Taron This is a commercial product
Mar 2007 9.0 Lightwave APS by Axis Origin A quick tutorial explaining APS
Nov 2006    Painting With Geometry by Jim M On Spinquad forums
Nov 2006 9.0 Curves Overview by Newtek  
Aug 2006 9.0 Closer Look at the Connect Tool by Proton On SpinQuad forums
Aug 2006 8.0 Bend by Whit Anderson  
June 2006 9.0 Modeler: Edge Weighting by Newtek Version 9 Demo Video
Mar 2006 9.0 Modeler Dissolve Tool by Newtek Version 9 Demo Video
Mar 2006 9.0 Modeler Flatten Tool by Newtek Version 9 Demo Video
Mar 2006 9.0 Modeler: Center Pivot Tool by Newtek Version 9 Demo Video
Mar 2006 9.0 G-Toggle Subpatch Tool by Newtek Version 9 Demo Video
Mar 2006 9.0 Modeler Connect Tool by Newtek Version 9 Demo Video
Feb 2006 9.0 Modeler: Multishift by Newtek Version 9 Demo Video
Feb 2006 9.0 Adaptive Pixel Subdivision and Subdivision Control via Weightmaps  by Newtek  
Feb 2006 9.0 Expansion of Subdivision Surface Tools by Newtek Version 9 Demo Video
Feb 2006 9.0 Modeler Edges by Newtek Version 9 Demo Video
Feb 2006 9.0 Speed Booleans by Newtek Version 9 Demo Video
Jan 2006 8.5 Using Weight Maps in the Creation of Morphs by Newtek  
Jan 2006   Blueprint Setup by Luke Assad  
Jan 2006 8.0 Beginning Modelling by Robin Wood  
Dec 2005 8.5 Virtual Mirror by Newtek Uses Truart free plugin
Dec 2005 9.0 LW9 Demo Video-Modeler Edges by Proton LightWave 9.0 sneak peek video on SpinQuad forums
Dec 2005 9.0 LW9 Demo Video- Modeler Speed Booleans by Proton LightWave 9.0 sneak peek video on SpinQuad forums
Nov 2005   Lightwave 8 Tutorials for the Beginner by Rob Lang Modeller and Surfacing Basics
Nov 2005   3D Displacement Mapping by Ethereal 3D  
Nov 2005 8.5 8.5 Selection Tools in Action by Newtek  
Oct 2005 8.3 Scale Morph by Newtek This video demonstrates the use of Scale Morph to fix morphs after an object has been scaled.
Oct 2005 8.0 Modeling Overview by Steve Warner  
Oct 2005 8.0 Understanding Action Centers by Steve Warner  
Oct 2005 8.0 Introduction to Modeling by Steve Warner  
Oct 2005 8.0 Cloning with SP CloneLE by Steve Warner  
Oct 2005 8.3 UV to Weight by Newtek This demo introduces you to the UV to Weight tool located under the Map tab in LightWave Modeler.
Oct 2005 8.3 UV to Weight Spring Creation by Newtek This demo uses UV to Weight and Modelers Falloff option to create a working spring.
Oct 2005 8.0 Getting Started with Weight Maps by Larry Shultz Commercial Product
Sept 2005 8.5 MultiShift Profiles by Newtek This video shows the power of saving and using profiles to speed up the modeling process.
Sept 2005 8.5 MultiShift Demo by Newtek This video shows off the new modeler tool, MultiShift. Learn some of the cool features like the ability to store and re-use profiles.
Sept 2005   The Bridge Tool by Marcus Carra English and German - A quick video on a use for the bridge tool
Sept 2005 8.3 Rover Tool by Newtek Learn how to use the Rove tool to Move and Rotate with a single modify tool in Modeler.
Sept 2005 8.3 Create Skin by Newtek Learn how to use the Create Skin feature in LightWave Modeler to loft multiple shapes.
Aug 2005
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8.0 Modeler Particle Clone/ Point Clone Plus by Newtek Video Tutorial
May 2005 8.0 Bridge Ring by Newtek  
May 2005 8.0 Weight Falloff Demo by Newtek  
May 2005   Add Point tip by Scott Lange Video On SpinQuad Forums
May 2005   What is Smoothing? by Fabio Look in the Tutorials section
May 2005   BackGround Setup in Modeller by Fabio Look in the Tutorials section
April 2005 8.2 Apply Morph Demo Video Tutorials by Newtek Or try this link on  SpinQuad
April 2005 8.0 Getting Started with Displacements and Endomorphs by Larry Shultz This is a commercial product
April 2005  8.0 Create a Hose by SilkRooster  
April 2005 8.0 Converting a Disc to a 2-Point Poly by SilkRooster  
April 2005   Easy Split in Action by Newtek video tutorial
Mar 2005 8.2 Rounder in Action by Newtek video tutorial
Mar 2005 8.0 Intro to Basic Modelling by Newtek Video Tutorial
Mar 2005 8.0 Dynamodeling by Newtek Video Tutorial
Mar 2005 8.0 Intro to Basic Modeling by Newtek video tutorial
Nov 2004
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8.0 Creating 2 Point Poly Chains by Newtek  
Nov 2004 8.0 SpinQuad in Action by Newtek  
Nov 2004 8.0 Layers 101: LightWave Layers Overview
by Newtek  
Nov 2004 8.0 Bridge Tool by Newtek  
DOWN   Tutorials Modeling with Lightwave by Suture.net A variety of tutorials explaining various tools in the LightWave arsenal 
DOWN   Basic Box Modelling  by 3d-wiz.com Look in the tutorials section
DOWN 7.5 Booleans  by Peter Landrey  
June 2003 7.5 Introduction to Lightwave by Larry Shultz Larry has a video tutorial course for sale.  He has been in the industry for a long time so this should be well worth the money.  There is also a free set of tutorials on his site.
    Setting up Backdrops by Simply LightWave Setting up backgrounds in Modeller to begin a modelling project
DOWN 7.5 Booleans by Peter Landrey Direct Link
  6.0 Lathing Tool and Modelling a WineGlass by Tony Gilchrist  
DOWN   The Lathe Tool by Tony Carretti  
    Uses for the Lathe Tool by Fabio Passaro  
DOWN   Modeling Basics Magic Bevel by Deuce  
    Coplanar Polygons and What to Do About Them by Graham Fiffe (What can happen when two polygons overlap)
    Unifying Polygons by Graham Fiffe (How to merge two overlapping polygons into one polygon)
    Pipes and Organic Objects Using Rail Extrude by Fabio Passaro or here
DOWN   Rail Extrude using Spline Curves by Trevor Saint  
    Using Bones as a Modelling Tool (Creating a Knot) by Joe Lertola  
DOWN   LWG3D Intro to Low Poly Modeling by Baroba  
    LightWave Modelling Setup by Yiorgz Setting up background images for placement into modeller.
    LightWave 3D For Virtual Beginners by Mark McCrickard build a Grid Globe
    Poor Man's Digitizing by Kenneth Brilliant  
    Random Cubes by Niklas Andersson  
DOWN GAMING Importing Level Models for Unreal Tournament 2003 by Pancho Eekels  
  7.5 Position Objects Using Powergon by Leo Chu Direct Link
         

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Spline Modelling
         
Feb 2008 9.0 Spline Cage to Patching by Lewis Video
Jan 2008 9.3 Splines 101 by theGreatRaja  
Sept 2005 8.3 Smooth Curves by Newtek How to smooth out multiple spline curves using the Smooth function in LightWave Modeler.
April 2005 8.0 Getting Started with Splines by Larry Shultz This is a commercial product
April 2005 8.0 Spline Modeling Videos   Commercial DVD from Kurv Studios
Feb 2005   Getting Started with Splines by Larry Schultz  
Dec 2004
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8.0 The Spline Guide Tool by Wing Lung Choong  
Dec 2004
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8.0 Spline Patch Modeling by Kurv Studios Registration Required (Free) Lots of other great tutorials!
Aug 2004
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  Spline Modeling Technique by Roque Papa  
Nov 2003
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7.5 Curvy Splines  by Revanto  
Mar 2003 7.5 Les Splines by RedEyes Splines Tutorial in the tutorial section
    Build the WhiteStar using Spline Patching by Kier Darby (a very detailed Spline Patching tutorial)
    Cage Example by RendersWorld  
    Spline Patching by Larry Schultz (The Spline God) Tutorial is at the bottom of the page

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SubPatch Surface Modelling
         
Dec 2007 9.0 Create a curved object with rounded corners by Jeffrey Gugick  
Dec 2007 9.0 Creating an extruded cube off of the face of a subdivided object by Jeffrey Gugick  
Dec 2007 9.0 Cutting a subdivision / subpatch hole through a cube by Jeffrey Gugick  
Dec 2007 9.0 Creating a subdivision surface / subpatch cube with rounded corners by Jeffrey Gugick  
Dec 2007 9.0 Subpatch video - how to create threads on a bottle / screw by Jeffrey Gugick  
Dec 2007 9.3 Creating a model with threads using subpatches and all quads by Proton This is a direct link to a video tutorial on Newtek's FTP server.
Mar 2007 8.0 Smoothing Groups in Lightwave by Bytehawk  
Apr 2006   Subdivisionmodeling   Forums for subdivision modeling
Jan 2006   Subdivision Modeling   Forums dedicated to subdivision modeling
Dec 2005 9.0 LW9 Demo Video- Modeler Expansion of Subdivision Surface Tools by Proton LightWave 9.0 sneak peek video on SpinQuad forums
Dec 2004 8.0 Morph Brushing Video by Newtek  
Dec 2004 8.0 Controlling Flow with Edgeloops by Kurv Studios Registration Required (Free) Lots of other great tutorials!
June 2004 7.5 Intro to Modelling using Subpatch Weights by Christopher Evans  
    Itís In the details An introduction to modeling with subpatch weight by Chris Evans  
Mar 2003 7.5 Itís In the details An introduction to modeling with subpatch weights by Christopher Evans  
  7.5 Subpatch Weights by Steve Warner  
    Create Complex Meshes with MetaNurbs by AnimStudio  
    MetaNurbs    

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Detailing Techniques
         
May 2008 9.6 Modeling a compound curve cutout on a subdivision (subd / subpatch) object by Jeffry Gugick How to cut out a curved object out of another curved subdivision object
Apr 2008   Make a hole in a sub-patched object by Rich at 3D Thunder  
Apr 2008   Multimorphing by Rich at 3D Thunder  
Feb 2007   How to make Knurling by Fabio Passaro  
Feb 2007
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  Increasing Local Subdivision - Video Tutorial by Charles Woods On the LightWave Group Forums
May 2006 9.0 ZBrush to LightWave 9 Guide by Steve Warner  
May 2006 7.5 Creating a morph for Lightwave by David John Fielder Uses BlackSmith 3D Suite
May 2006 8.0 Lightwave to ZBrush by Carlo Macchiavello A PDF file
Apr 2006 9.0 layout  - Displacement Maps from ZBrush by Newtek Version 9 Demo Video
Jan 2005   zBrush_Normal-Maps by Steve Warner  
Aug 2005 8.0 Working with STL by ???  
May 2005   How to Make Knurling by Fabio Look in the Tutorials section
Feb 2005   Modeling in Layout by Newtek  
Jan 2004 6.5 Nurnies by Ed Giddings  
Aug 2004   Adding Detail To Subdivision Surface Models by Christopher Evans  
April 2004 7.5 Direct Sculpting on mesh with airbrush and morphing map by RedEyes French - look in the tutorials section
DOWN 7.5 Like Clay   by Guldoni Davide  
DOWN 7.5 How to start an Advanced 3D Model  by Esfenodon Ivan R A  
Mar 2003 7.5 Modelisation organique LPM
by RedEyes Modelisation Organic Low polygon- look in the tutorials section
  7.5 qemLOSS3 Lightwave Plugin Tutorial by Marvin Landis A plugin to help reduce mesh sizes
    Mesh tidying by Fabio Passaro How to clean up your mesh
DOWN 7.5 Various Detail Modeling Tips  by Newtek  
  7.5-Gaming Reducing Polygons in LightWave by ???  
    Adding detail to subdiv meshes by Stuart Penn  
    How to Metanurbize Extruded Curvilinear Polygons by Francesco Franceschi  
    Subdivision Modelling Tips by Tamas Varga (not LightWave but useful)
DOWN   4 Point Triangles by William Vaughan  
    Using Vertibevel by Jon Carroll Commercial Plugin
    Modelisation by Albert Pierre-Marie (French)
         

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