LightWave 3D 8 Character Animation

LightWave 3D 8 Character Animation

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LightWave 3D is one of the most popular 3D packages on the market today, offering the most complete set of tools, the best-looking and fastest out-of-the-box renderer, and one of the most powerful IK engines available. Professional director and animator Timothy Albee updates the best-selling LightWave 3D 7 Character Animation with discussions of advanced animation tools, facial animation, and IK Booster. In addition, he details how to use LightWave to build strong, dependable character setups; provides proven, hands-on tools for mastering the complex mechanics of animation; and covers the importance of storytelling and acting through animation. Explore the complete crafting of powerful and reliable character setups. Master subtle acting techniques that imbue scenes with life, drama, and power, such as anticipation, gesture, overlapping action, and silhouette. Discover how IK Booster adds more power, ease, and functionality to LightWave's existing Inverse Kinematics system. Use LightWave's Dope Sheet, Dope Track, and Motion Mixer tools to improve your output in creating animation. Find out how to use morph targets to sculpt your characters' facial performances.
Publisher: Wordware Pub.
ISBN: 9781417576036
Additional Contributors: Ebscomarc - monograph


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