NewTek LightWave 3D V.8 Training Course


NewTek LightWave 3D V.8 Training Course



Mastering NewTek LightWave 3D V.8 is a must have, step-by-step narrated training tutorial simulation for the beginner, as well as a handy reference tool for the special effects, animation, and broadcast graphics professional.

This step-by-step training guides you through the latest version of LightWave 3D allowing you to maximize your productivity and quickly and easily create high quality graphics, stunning images and one of a kind animations and effects.



  • Master LightWave 3D [8] Quickly and Easily
  • Easy To Follow Step-By-Step Narrated Instructions
  • Learn Special Problem Solving and Techniques
  • Work With Dynamic Simulations, Not Sequential Static Displays
  • Up To 20X Faster Than Learning From A Book
  • Build Your Own Lessons for Classroom or Individual Use
  • Approximately 48 Hours Training Time


   1.0 Getting started with Lightwave 3D

1.1 Introduction to Lightwave 3D

1.2 Launching Lightwave Modeler and Layout programs

2.0 Modeler Interface and Workarea

       2.1 Working with Toolbars and submenus 

      2.2 Choosing Viewports Settings and Options

      2.3 Working with Vertex Maps

      2.4 Understanding the Tips Window 

3.0 Modeler Advanced Techniques

      3.1 Using Modeler to Create Objects in Multiple Layers

      3.2 Vertex Maps 

4.0 Modeler Tools

      4.1 Using Bump Mapping Options

      4.2 Creating Text

      4.3 Creating an Interesting Logo by Extruding the Font

      4.4 How to Apply Surface Features to Objects

      4.5 Working with the Bevel and Smooth Shift Tools

5.0 Layout Interface

      5.1 Overview of Layout Workarea

     5.2 Lighting Properties of Layout

6.0 Creating a project using Modeler and Layout

     6.1 Modeling a windmill

     6.2 Working with Surface Settings and Objects

     6.3 Adding Motion to Objects

     6.4 Adding a Colorful Backdrop (rendering)



* If LightWave 3D [8] XP is currently installed on your computer, you may use it to practice along with Mastering LigthWave 3D [8]; however, no actual NewTek LightWave 3D [8] program is needed to run the dynamic simulations on this CD!



  • Windows 7, Vista and XP
  • Pentium 133 Mhz or higher
  • 32MB RAM
  • 10MB free disk space
  • 24x CD-ROM

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