ISBN-10:
1584500344
ISBN-13:
9781584500346
Pub. Date:
01/01/2002
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Modeling in LightWave / Edition 1

Modeling in LightWave / Edition 1

by Shamms Mortier, S. Mortiesah

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781584500346
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2002
Edition description: BK&CD ROM
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 7.28(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexvii
Introductionxix
How to Get the Most Out of the Tutorialsxx
Conventions and Shortcutsxx
Version 7 and Abovexxii
The Hubxxii
Display Optionsxxiii
The Structure of This Bookxxiv
How to Use This Book Wiselyxxvi
Part IBasics of LightWave Modeling1
Chapter 1Loading/Importing Models and Using Primitives3
Loading Objects4
Transforming Loaded Objects4
Loaded 3D Object Placement and Transformation Exercises4
Using Object Primitives10
The Box11
The Ball12
The Disk12
The Cone13
The Capsule14
The Platonic Solid14
The SuperQuadratic14
The Wedge16
The Gear16
The Quadratic17
The Parametric Object17
Plot 1D/Plot 2D18
Onward18
Chapter 2From 2D to 3D19
Double-Sided Polygons20
Method #120
Method #220
2D to 3D Object Operations22
Lathe22
Extrude24
Bevel25
Rail Bevel26
Smooth Shift26
Path Extrude/Rail Extrude28
Create Skin29
Onward30
Chapter 3Special Modeling Alternatives31
SeaShell Tool32
More Variations33
Spikes34
Teapot38
SubPatch Modeling39
The Smoothy Cube39
Cow Dreams42
Onward45
Chapter 4F/X Modification47
The Modify Tab48
Move49
Rotate53
Stretch56
Deform59
The Construct Tab62
Reduce62
SubDivide63
The Utility Tab64
Detail65
Layers65
Polygons66
Onward66
Chapter 5Layer Copy/Paste and Booleans67
Layer Rules68
Naming and Parenting Layers69
Layer Browser Panel70
Copy/Paste Layer Exercises70
Booleans73
Boolean Exercises75
Boolean Union75
Boolean Intersect76
Boolean Subtract76
Boolean Add76
Drill and Solid Drill76
A Drilled Tunnel78
Parented Layer Exercises79
Multisurfacing Layer Elements79
At the Polygon Level80
Onward81
Chapter 62D Backdrops83
Color Backdrops84
Gradient Backdrops85
Environmental Options85
Volumetrics90
Backdrop Composites93
Image Processing the Backdrop93
Onward95
Chapter 7Lens Flares97
The Basic Procedure98
Onward102
Part IIMore Modeling Techniques103
Chapter 8Displacement Mapping105
Image-Based Displacement Maps106
More Polygons!110
A Radial Gradient Displacement Map112
Creating a Greeb Map114
Procedural Displacement Maps117
Onward118
Chapter 9Metaball Modeling119
Metaball Transformations120
Metaball Constructs128
Onward132
Chapter 10HyperVoxels133
Basic HyperVoxel Exercises134
Sprayed Points134
Using HyperTextures140
The Real Deal: HyperVoxel Volumetrics142
Light Speed145
Onward148
Chapter 11MetaForm Modeling149
MetaForming a Cube150
MetaForming Library Objects156
MetaForming a Blockhead160
Onward163
Chapter 12Self-Similar Modeling165
Mirroring166
A Basic Mirroring Project166
Arrays171
Rectangular Arrays171
Radial Arrays173
Cloning174
Symmetrizing176
Path/Rail Cloning177
Point Clone Plus179
Onward181
Chapter 13Modeling with Particles183
Creating HyperVoxel Particle F/X184
A HyperVoxel Particle F/X Exercise185
Particle FX Properties189
Creating Partigon Particle F/X191
Onward194
Chapter 14Pivots, Parenting, Hinges, Bones, and Endomorphs195
Pivots196
Linking and Parenting199
Hinges201
Telescoping Parts201
Hinged Appendages204
Bones208
Endomorphs212
Onward215
Part IIIPlugins217
Chapter 15Worley Labs219
Sasquatch220
Gaffer225
The James K. Polk Collection227
Acid227
VFog231
DropShadow232
The William Howard Taft Collection234
Hoser234
HeatWave236
Mosaic238
Onward238
Chapter 16Ozone 3D239
A Basic Ozone Sky241
Ozone 3D Image Maps245
Onward246
Chapter 17Noncommercial Plugins247
Selecting Shareware/Freeware Plugins248
Disgusting249
Onward254
Part IVHandshaking255
Chapter 18Eovia's Amapi257
Amapi: The Ideal Companion to LightWave258
From Amapi to LightWave261
Smoothing261
From LightWave to Amapi263
A Few Examples264
Onward266
Chapter 19DvGaf.age's Surface Toolkit267
An Exercise in Grime Mapping269
Onward274
Chapter 20Onyx's Tree Professional275
An Exercise in Using TreePro276
Another TreePro/LightWave Project279
Onward282
Chapter 21Electric Image's Amorphium Professional283
An Amorphium Exercise284
Onward291
Chapter 22Maxon's BodyPaint 3D293
A Painted Cow294
Other Textures300
Onward302
Chapter 23Curious Labs's Poser303
A Poser Exercise304
Another Handshaking Opportunity with Poser310
Onward310
Chapter 24NewTek's Aura 2311
Exploring Aura312
Onward316
Chapter 25Kerlin's Ripple Rain317
Animated Mapping318
Exploring Ripple Rain320
Onward324
Chapter 26Impulse's Illusion325
An Exercise in Using Illusion326
Onward333
Chapter 27Greenworks's Xfrog335
Grisella336
Onward344
Part VAdvanced Projects345
Chapter 28TekMan347
Creating a Head348
The Rest of the Body358
Neck and Torso359
Onward367
Chapter 29FireMouth369
Using FireMouth370
Pyrotechnics376
A LightWave Solution377
An Illusion Solution380
Onward383
Chapter 30WaveRider385
Greeb Mapping395
Onward398
Appendix AOn the CD399
Anims Folder399
Color Plates Folder399
Models Folder399
Project Folder399
Scenes Folder399
Textures Folder399
AcidPro 3 Demo (Win)400
Amapi (Mac and Win)400
BodyPaint 3D Demo (Mac and Win)400
Illusion Demo (Win)400
Poser and PoserProPak Demo (Mac and Win)400
Xfrog Demo (Win)400
System Requirements for LightWave 7401
Appendix BContact Information403
Index405

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