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Old 20th Dec 2007, 01:09 PM   #31
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Many thanks for you generosity and for taking the time.

If you're like me - teaching works both ways and I find I learn quite a bit in the process myself.

Of course eye surgery is a lot easier!
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Old 20th Dec 2007, 08:09 PM   #32
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Old 22nd Dec 2007, 09:54 PM   #33
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Williamn,

An amazing set of tutorials. Thank you so much. You have a wonderful instructional style and many will benefit from these tutorials.

At the same time I think it is time for these new video tutorials to be on a new Lightwave Training web site. Whether it is created by Newtek or a Lightwave fan, I would love to see a new web site in 2008 that displays and encourages fellow Wavers to create instructional videos and post them on a central site. The present Lightwave sub-category web site where these videos have now become located is, once again, very poorly done. Newtek needs to dramatically improve its marketing efforts in 2008.
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Old 24th Dec 2007, 07:31 PM   #35
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Williamn,

An amazing set of tutorials. Thank you so much. You have a wonderful instructional style and many will benefit from these tutorials.

At the same time I think it is time for these new video tutorials to be on a new Lightwave Training web site. Whether it is created by Newtek or a Lightwave fan, I would love to see a new web site in 2008 that displays and encourages fellow Wavers to create instructional videos and post them on a central site. The present Lightwave sub-category web site where these videos have now become located is, once again, very poorly done. Newtek needs to dramatically improve its marketing efforts in 2008.
Great idea and William if you read this, Nudge nudge wink wink, we have a tutorials section here!
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Williamn,

An amazing set of tutorials. Thank you so much. You have a wonderful instructional style and many will benefit from these tutorials.

At the same time I think it is time for these new video tutorials to be on a new Lightwave Training web site. Whether it is created by Newtek or a Lightwave fan, I would love to see a new web site in 2008 that displays and encourages fellow Wavers to create instructional videos and post them on a central site. The present Lightwave sub-category web site where these videos have now become located is, once again, very poorly done. Newtek needs to dramatically improve its marketing efforts in 2008.
Actually, there is a site like that already. It's the Lightwave wiki site:
www.lightwiki.com
We need more people posting tips and tutorials there!
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Old 24th Dec 2007, 10:36 PM   #37
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Great stuff as always Will, glad to see you here on Foundation as well.




@ any one who reads this:

We support all that here, it just takes members doing tutorials, videos ect and posting them.

I personaly would like nothing more than to see a huge data base of video tutorials and training stuff posted.
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Old 25th Dec 2007, 04:41 AM   #38
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Oh thats quite some nice sets of tutorials. Thx for sharing these.
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Outstanding! The dried up old sponge that is my brain is finally moistened. In fact, I'm soaking in it!

Thanks William!!!

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Old 26th Dec 2007, 02:47 PM   #40
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Outstanding! The dried up old sponge that is my brain is finally moistened. In fact, I'm soaking in it!

Thanks William!!!

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Okay...new rule...no-one talks about any body part becoming moist...*shudder*
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Okay...new rule...no-one talks about any body part becoming moist...*shudder*

LOL!

What about tepid damp things??

or

Cautiously clammy things??

ahh! Could be a cool title of a muggy Western/Scifi/Thriller:

"The Magnificent Moisture-Laden Mice-Men of Mars" <----- (a Quinn Martin Production)
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Old 28th Dec 2007, 05:22 AM   #42
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These are really great tutorials!
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Old 29th Dec 2007, 06:06 AM   #43
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Wow, very useful tutorials!
Good video quality, good sound quality with a clear voice. Thanks!
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 03:25 PM   #44
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There are now over 11 hours to enjoy!

Introduction to Toggle Backdrop On/Off :
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Note: This video also shows how to add this feature to the interface and setup a shortcut key to help save time when using it.

Introduction to the Motion Path Extrude Tool :
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Introduction to the Morph Polygons Tool :
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Introduction to the Router Tool :
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Creating water flowing through a piping structure :
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Introduction to the Rove Tool :
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Introduction to the Photoshop PSD Export Image Filter :
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Introduction to Set Map Value :
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Introduction to Render Buffer View :
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Manually creating a depth pass:
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Mimicking Modeler's Point Clone Plus feature in Layout.
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solution for creating 'X' and 'T' pipe joints in SubD :
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Introduction to the Halftone Shader
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Introduction to Translate Plus:
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Animating a hose that is connected to an object on each end:
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Animating a muzzle Flash synced to an audio file:
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Introduction to Move Plus:
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Localized morphing used on a face rig:
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Introduction to the Special Buffers options in the Surface Editor:
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Introduction to Render Buffer Export:
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Localized morphing of an object based on the distance of another object:
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Introduction to HardFx and Object Dissolve:
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Rigging and animating an accordion style hinge.:
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Animating a shaded object converting to a wireframe object:
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Animating an Escalator:
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Creating a Radar Motion Trail:
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Creating a model with threads using subpatches and all quads:
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Be sure to check out JeffrySG's killer technique here as well:
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77441

Introduction to Serpent:
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>Covers Lazy Points, Inertia, Serpent, Cloth FX, HardLink< MetaLink and more!

Animating Tank Treads:
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****Note**** The treads animate smoothly, but the framerate of the capture software shows otherwise. Give the setup a try and you will see how well it truly works.

Creating trussing and framework with ease:
Kickn' it New School!
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Creating a rope and pulley animation:
Kickn' it Old School!
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Creating a “Slinky-Style” spring animation:
This one has all kinds of goodies inside.
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Modeling a Tennis Ball:
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Creating Texture Displacement and more in the Node Editor:
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Multiple Bumps on one Surface in the Node Editor:
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Introduction to the interactive Paste Tool:
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Using Multiple Weight Maps on 1 Surface:
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Creating seams in a football model
Multiple tools and techniques covered.:
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Creating Multiple Pivot Points for one Object:
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Introduction to the Create Skin tool:
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Node Editor: Creating Stitches with Procedural Textures:
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2 Methods for creating a PaperClip:
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Using Cloth FX to Tear/Rip Material:
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Modeling a Texas star:
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Creating Foot prints in the ground using Cloth FX:
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Introduction to Cyclist:
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Techniques for animating a spiral motion:
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Animating a train or roller coaster on a curved track:
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1 Weight Map, 1 Surface = Multi-Surfaces :
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Introduction to Texture Guide :
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Introduction to Color Vertex Maps :
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Using Effector to displace a tube :
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How to setup a cartoon oval eye for animation :
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How to setup the spinning light trick and an introduction to Luxigons :
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The spinning Light Trick was first developed by Dave Jerrard if I remember correctly. That guy has created more cool techniques then anyone I know!

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Introduction to texturing with image maps:
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Buttons on a Shirt that uses Cloth FX:
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Setting up an animation of multiple pins driven by a displacement map:
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Now go off and do something like this!
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Setting up an animation rig for window blinds:
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Creating a curved metal weaved mesh:
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Animating carpet rolling and unrolling:
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Animating a bouncing ball using a particle emitter:
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Introduction to Compositing inside of LightWave:
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Creating a bottle rocket type animation with particle emitters:
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Winding a flag around a pole using Soft FX and then the same thing with Cloth FX:
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Creating rain splashing on the ground using particle emitters:
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Booleans vs Speed Booleans:
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Setting up a Distance to Object Gradient in the Node Editor:
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Relativity : Dr. Wheel Rotator:
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Using Endomorphs in the Modeling process:
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Creating spiderman type suit webbing:
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Using a Clip map with Shadow Maps:
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Animating a Page turning:
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 11:16 PM   #45
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one more for the mix:
Creating a glass surface using the Dielectric Material Node :
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Hey thanks for the post!! Really cool stuff...
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Old 11th Jan 2008, 02:10 PM   #47
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Request to the Community Regarding LW Videos:
http://www.newtek.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78440
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Old 13th Jan 2008, 05:11 AM   #48
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I just saw your "hand held camera" tutorial, and went to see Batman: New Times, which was really cool.
I was wondering, could you perhaps do a tutorial on character rigging? The only video tutorials I know about it are either in such bad quality that you can't see anything, or made by a German with a thick accent so you can't hear anything :P
Your tutorials on the other hand are in good video quality, and you speak with a good clear voice

Oh, and since I guess many of us here are not registered at the Newtek forums, what videos still need to be done? It would be nice to see a list of which are done and which not, so we do not do things multiple times
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For anyone interested, I have put together a searchable list of all the videos to date. If you have been downloading them, just put these files into the same directory and you can launch the MOV files in your browser. It will also give you the URL for the file on Newtek's FTP server.

A note on searching: I just wrote a quick and easy search routine so the rules are it searches for single words in the category and title, and multiple words in the keyword section.

If you want to add more videos or add keywords, open the XML file in a text editor and make your changes. Just don't change the structure or it won't add some or all of the titles.

I probably should add you start it with WV_Tut_lLib.html
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CoryC,

Wow, cool. Thanks for this! Great idea!
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Old 22nd Jan 2008, 09:37 PM   #51
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Cory,

Thanks for your contribution. Very smart and lots of fun. William has certainly gone above and beyond here. His videos, combined with Steve Warner's recent Essentials book, make for an excellent training program for LW.
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No problem. I have made a couple of these for various groups of tutorials that I like to keep as reference. It cuts down on hunting through 130 videos thring to find that one tutorial where he did that one thing that was differnt form how I normally do it. It is really easy to edit the search data and most of my entries were done really quick so you may want to beef them up if you use that a lot.
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WOW!

Thanks for sharing these!!!

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Here is an updated XML file that includes all the videos to date.
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Thank you very much for the Bones video! Everything has become a lot clearer to me now
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Here is a new version. I have added video length, file size, and date added to the list.
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CoryC thanks for the update. It works like a charm and is helpful now that the list of videos is getting long.
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CoryC

I'm looking at your updated list of videos and I can't find the latest ones you have listed on the Newtek ftp site. These have the ID numbers 144-153 and are dated 1/26 - 1/28. Were they up and have now been removed from the ftp site?

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CoryC Addendum...

I can connect to these missing files, and a three more that were added from 1/29, from the shaw Lightwave tutorial site but still can't see them when I go directly to the Newtek ftp web site. Can anyone explain this?

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I just checked on Newtek's site and all the videos are still there. There was an issue with Newtek's server being case sensitive so some of the direct links would not work. That has been fixed with the latest XML. William has added the catalog to thier server so you can also get the latest version at ftp://ftp.newtek.com/multimedia/movi...eTraining.html

If you want to update your XML file you can get it at ftp://ftp.newtek.com/multimedia/movi...w/wvvideos.xml

Either right-click and save as or left click to your browser. Don't worry about any errors it shows. I pulled out a few lines on XML that makes it "Valid". Use "View source" and copy/paste to the file.
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