Here’s a technique for doing cutaways using a fake animated boolean operation in LightWave. It won’t work in all circumstances and you’ll have to use nodes for your texturing.
This is video shows a bit of my experimenting process when trying to figure out how to do something in LightWave’s node editor. Because of that, it’s a little longer and doesn’t necessarily have the pay-off of a completed project at the end. Still, you may find it helpful to watch another artist’s problem solving techniques, and you may be interested in some of the discoveries made in the process.
Gradients are super simple to work with and comprehend in Photoshop, but in Lightwave they aren’t as straightforward. In this video I show how to make Photoshop-style gradients using the gradient layer in Lightwave (with a little help from a Null and a Weight Map). While LW’s gradients might not work quite the way you’d expect them to if you’re coming from PS, they are much MUCH more powerful.
Autor: Dana Burman