LightWave Applied, version 6.5 &7
2002 and 2003
This model is almost the same one that comes with the CD-ROM for LightWave
Applied version 6.5 & 7. I added extra rows of subpatches to
the skirt, created new Endomorph targets and tweaked the weight maps on
LightWave Applied version 6.5 & 7
I wrote two chapters for a tutorial book called LightWave
Applied version 6.5 & 7: "Character Modeling
and the Super Cel Shader" and "Character Setup."
"Character Modeling and the Super Cel Shader"
on the book's website as a bonus tutorial for readers, and it shows
how to build the entire Kara model (body, head, hair and clothing) from
scratch. "Character Setup" appears in the
book itself, showing how to prepare Kara for animation with Skelegons,
bones, expressions, IK, and the Schematic view.
The book's CD-ROM contains several versions of the model at various
stages of completion as well as a finished version of the Kara model and
her skeleton/IK setup for study. The unfinished versions of the model allow
the reader to start at any one of 53 "starting points" in the tutorials.
Preview the Table of Contents for "Character
Modeling and the Super Cel Shader."