How to Create a Bone Texture with Weight Maps in LightWave 3D

This month’s peek behind the scenes tutorial will show you how to create a bone texture with weight maps in LightWave 3D’s node editor. This is a relatively simple, quick and easy technique that I used for a recent series … Read More

How to Use Displacements in LightWave 3D to Animate Rippling Water Waves

In today’s blog post we’ll take a peek behind the scenes of a recent 3D Consumer Product Animation project and show how to use displacements in LightWave 3D to animate rippling water waves. This is a rather quick and easy … Read More

How to Use Particle FX in LightWave 3D to Animate Rouge Crystal Flow

This peek behind the scenes tutorial, How to Use Particle FX in LightWave 3D to Animate Rouge Crystal Flow, is a continuation that builds upon my previous blog post: How to use Instances to Animate Rouge Crystal Growth in LightWave … Read More

How to Use Instances in LightWave 3D to Animate Rouge Crystal Growth

This blog post gives a behind the scenes peek of how to use instances in LightWave 3D. We used the following technique to create a 3D animation of rouge (rust/corrosion) crystal growth in stainless steel pharmaceutical or food processing equipment. … Read More

3D Spline Modeling an Early Award-winning Miracle – DreamLight Insight Archive – 1993

I have a very special blog post today for Throwback Thursday. The following is our very first DreamLight Insight – behind the scenes article, from 1993. This post served as the basis for an article that was subsequently published in … Read More

Design 101 – Creating FreeHand’s Software Identity – A DreamLight Insight Archive 1995

A 1995 Article from the DreamLight Insight Archives for Throwback Thursday. The following is an article I wrote for Desktop Publishers’ Design 101 feature. It’s a behind the scenes, how-to article about creating FreeHand’s software identity when Macromedia acquired it … Read More

Teaching Teens 3D Graphics with Video Games Like Minecraft

If there’s one thing parents know these days, it’s that teens love video games! So I figured I’d try to leverage some of that enthusiasm for teaching teens 3D graphics with video games like Minecraft. I created the Sensei and … Read More

How to Fix Mac OS X File Permissions

This blog post will show you how to fix Mac OS X file permissions that may have been set incorrectly. For the most part Mac users don’t need to worry about file or folder permissions. You can normally go about … Read More

How to Search for New Posts in Specific vBulletin Forums like LightWave 3D

I’m a regular member of the LightWave 3D forums (username Scazzino). When checking for new posts it often gets frustrating having to skip over new posts that are in forums I have no interest in, such as Tricaster and other … Read More

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